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Watch the Trailer for the HBO Show Based on J.K. Rowling’s The Casual Vacancy

A three-part miniseries based on The Casual Vacancy, J.K. Rowling’s first novel outside of the wizarding world, is coming to HBO in April—and from the trailer, it looks somewhat like a British small-town version of Game of Thrones. “Everyone’s got skeletons rattling in their cupboard,” a disembodied voice says ominously. “Everyone’s got something.”

The shocking death of Barry Fairbrother, played by Rory Kinnear, sets the plot in motion as everyone scrambles to take his place on the iron throne—I mean, as parish councillor. Let the intrigue and power plays begin! There’s also a woman who rips up her shirt, yelling, “LOOK AT MY TITS!”