Conversations With Friends, the latest Sally Rooney adaptation from BBC Three and Hulu, has received its first trailer ahead of its May premiere.
The series, which is produced by Element Pictures and directed by Room’s Lenny Abrahamson, follows the same networks’ BAFTA-winning Normal People adaptation.
Who is Sally Rooney
Sally Rooney is an Irish author and screenwriter who was born on February 20, 1991. Conversations with Friends (2017), Normal People (2018), and Beautiful World, Where Are You (2018) are her three novels (2021). Hulu and the BBC have adapted Normal People into a 2020 television series. Rooney’s work has received both critical acclaim and commercial success, and she is widely regarded as one of the most influential millennial writers.
Concerning the adoption
Frances (Alison Oliver) and Bobbi (American Honey’s Sasha Lane) are two virtually inseparable spoken word poets in Dublin who used to date in the 12-part drama. They meet Melissa (Jemima Kirke), an older writer who is fascinated by the pair, at one of their shows.
Bobbi and Frances begin dating Melissa and her husband, Nick (Joe Alwyn), a handsome but reserved actor. While Melissa and Bobbi openly flirt with each other, Nick and Frances embark on an intense, secret affair that both of them find surprising.
In May, the series will premiere on BBC Three, Hulu, and Ireland’s RTÉ. Endeavour Content is in charge of global distribution and has already signed pre-sales agreements with Amazon Prime Video (Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and Africa), HBO Max EMEA (Spain, Portugal, Nordics, CEE, Netherlands, Baltics), SYN (Iceland), and Wavve (Korea).
Piers Wenger, Controller of BBC Drama, and Fiona Campbell, Controller of BBC Three in the United Kingdom, commissioned Conversations With Friends. Northern Ireland Screen is helping to fund it.
Ed Guiney (Normal People, The Favourite, Room, The Lobster), Emma Norton (Normal People, Rosie, The Souvenir: Part II), and Andrew Lowe (Normal People, The Favourite) for Element Pictures, Rose Garnett (Normal People, The Favourite, The Souvenir), and Tommy Bulfin (Normal People, Line of Duty, Peaky Blinders) for the BBC and Abrahamson serve as executive producers.
The series is produced by Catherine Magee (Normal People, Resistance, Rebellion) and Jeanie Igoe (Ramy, Miss Juneteenth, The Green Knight). The novel has been adapted for television by Alice Birch (Normal People, Succession, Lady Macbeth), Mark O’Halloran (Rialto), Meadhbh McHugh (Asking For It), and Susan Soon He Stanton (Succession).