The Casual Vacancy - Season 2
- Seasons: 1
With its cobbled streets and ancient abbey, the town of Pagford, England appears perfectly idyllic, but behind its pretty façade lies a town at war. Based on the 2012 bestseller by renowned author J.K. Rowling (the Harry Potter series), The Casual Vacancy is a decidedly adult drama that brings to life the dramatic conflicts between rich and poor, parents and children, wives and husbands, teachers and pupils. On the verge of a nearly split vote over the future of Sweetlove House, a community center and Pagford institution, the sudden and unexpected death of a beloved Parish councilmember, Barry Fairbrother, creates a power vacuum that consumes the town and acts as a catalyst for a battle between its residents. As neighbors hastily choose sides, the race gets deeply personal when those standing for election find their darkest secrets revealed online by an unknown blogger, provoking outrage and controversy. A tale of class conflict and political upheaval, The Casual Vacancy is a fusion of comedy and tragedy that probes the effects of mortality and the depths of morality.