BBC One has released the first official trailer for The Casual Vacancy, the three-part miniseries based on J.K. Rowling’s book of the same name.

The Casual Vacancy centers on Pagford, a seemingly idyllic English village that hides, behind the pretty façade, a town at war. “Rich at war with poor, teenagers at war with their parents, wives at war with their husbands, teachers at war with their pupils,” reads the official synopsis. At this moment though, it is still unclear what the characters are exactly gonna be fighting over.

The main struggle in the book revolves around a series of housing projects attached to the Parish, as well as a rehabilitation clinic that mainly serves people from the projects. Half of the Parish Council wants both issues gone: they want to pass over the administration of both projects to a nearby town; while the other half fights to keep them, recognizing their responsibility towards the people that they both attend to.

But just from reading the mini-series’ synopsis, we get the idea that the main source of trouble between the two clashing parties has been changed in the adaptation. “At the Parish Council meeting the subject of Sweetlove House and its legacy arises,” it says. “Howard Mollison, the Chairman, heads up the faction who want to see an end to the legacy; the thorn in his side is Barry Fairbrother, who makes an impassioned speech outlining the importance of the legacy, and the services it provides.”

Readers of the book may recall that Sweetlove House is the historic home of the Sweetlove family, which by the time the story of The Casual Vacancy begins, had become extinct. The house was owned by Aubrey Fawley and his wife, Julia. But the reason things are confusing right now is because Howard Mollison and his wife Shirley were huge admirers of Aubrey Fawley and the Sweetlove legacy, so we don’t quite understand why would they be fighting to demolish the mansion.

Another minor change that the description reveals is that Simon Price, the abusive father of Andrew, is Barry Fairbrother’s half-brother in the TV version.

We hope more clips and images are released ahead of the series’ premiere this February 15. The show will only air in the UK for now, but HBO is expected to debut The Casual Vacancy in America later this year.

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