Ebene News – GB – Alison Oliver of Cork leads TV cast for Normal People follow-up chats with friends

Last year, as the realities of lockdown number one became apparent and the world turned to streaming and television, a lustful story of the star-crossed romantic explorations of two young people have finished stealing the hearts of millions of people

Normal People, an adaptation of Sally Rooney’s young adult drama novel shed light on the Irish romantic and sexual psyche and achieved worldwide success via BBC television in the UK and the streaming service Hulu, making Paul Mescal and Daisy Edgar stars Jones

So it’s no surprise that all parties have come to an agreement for Round 2: Rooney’s second book, Conversations with Friends, is next for televised treatment, and the casting announcement alone could attract a few glances

Alison Oliver, from Blackrock in Cork and a graduate of the prestigious Lir Academy, will play the protagonist Frances; Sasha Lane (American Honey, The Miseducation of Cameron Post) plays ex-girlfriend and creative partner Bobbi, and Jemima Kirke (Sex Education, Girls) portrays culture-vulture Melissa Joe Alwyn – who has been the subject of much conversations himself, because of his romance with Taylor Swift – presents love interest Nick

The four are enveloped in a story of self-discovery, complex relationships and changing circumstances, in a natural progression from the emotion of his predecessor and the representation of personal growth.

Element Pictures are back in charge, collaborating with director Lenny Abrahamson and writers Alice Birch, Mark O’Halloran (Rialto), Meadhbh McHugh (Asking For It) and Susan Soon He Stanton (Estate) on the upcoming drama 12 episodes for BBC Three in partnership with Hulu, produced in association with RTÉ

Said Abrahamson: “I am so excited to collaborate with four of these superb actors to bring Sally’s brilliant novel to the screen Over the past few months it has been a privilege to work alongside Element Pictures and our amazing team of writers to bring the scripts to a point where we all feel so excited to start filming”

Conversations with Friends will air next year on BBC, Hulu and RTÉ

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Ebene News – GB – Alison Oliver from Cork leads TV cast for Normal People Conversations With Friends

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