ABC News conjures J.K. Rowling documentary

Sun Apr 20, 2008 9:55pm EDT
 
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LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Following the success of last month's "20/20" installment on the Royal family, ABC News in the U.S. is working on a behind-the-scenes look at the life of "Harry Potter" author J.K. Rowling.

The in-depth profile, which will air in November, includes several interviews, the book tour for the final "Harry Potter" installment, and a tour of locations that inspired her characters. It even hints to what the future holds for Harry and his friends.

ABC is again working with U.K. producer RDF Media, which raised a royal ruckus last year when its trailer for "A Year with the Queen" appeared to show the Queen storming out of a photo shoot. In fact, she was walking into the shoot, and RDF apologized profusely for the editing snafu.

The U.S. version of the show, dubbed "The Royal Family" and anchored by Barbara Walters, averaged 14.1 million total viewers in March, making it the most-watched episode of "20/20" since a 2003 report on Michael Jackson.

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<p>British author J.K. Rowling poses at The South Bank Show Awards at Dorchester Hotel in London January 29, 2008. REUTERS/Anthony Harvey</p>