Sally Rooney had a considerable amount of success with her novel “Normal People” was adapted into a series. Hulu recognized this, and they are now planning to adopt another book of her into a series. This novel is called “Conversations with Friends.”
In February, the BBC decided to commit to this series. This is a clear example of how far novels can go. Many authors may feel as if this is impossible, but Sally has shown everybody that there is hope for all writers out there.
The director of “Normal People,” Lenny Abrahamson, will also be directing “Conversations with Friends.” Alice Birch will take the role of lead writer, reports Deadline. Ed Guiney, Andrew Lowe, Emma Norton, Rose Garnett, Tommy Bulfin, and Rooney and Abrahamson will be executive producing. Catherine Magee will be the series producer.
“Sally Rooney perfectly and beautifully captures the complicated dynamics of relationships in her stories. After bringing that to life in ‘Normal People’ to an overwhelmingly positive response, we are honored to do the same with ‘Conversations With Friends.’ We are excited to continue our creative partnership with Sally, Element Pictures, Lenny, and the BBC, a dream collaboration,” said Beatrice Springborn, VP of content at Hulu.
“Conversations with Friends” was Rooney’s first novel in 2017. The story is best described as “a sharply intelligent story set in Dublin about two college students Frances and Bobbi, and the strange, unexpected connection they forge with a married couple, Melissa and Nick.”
“Normal People” is also available in Ireland, and made its debut in the U.K. on April 26. The U.S. had their debut three days later.
It was announced that stars of the series Dailey Edgar-Jones and Paul Mescal will reunite for two special episodes. These episodes can be found on Ireland’s RTE Friday. It has not yet been decided if this will be made available internationally.