BBC Three and Hulu have unveiled a new teaser for Conversation With Friends, the hugely anticipated Sally Rooney adaptation follow-up to hit series Normal People.
Directed by Lenny Abrahamson and Leanne Welham, Conversations With Friends is produced by Element Pictures and adapted from Sally Rooney’s debut novel.
A release date of May 15th has been announced for the show, which follows Frances (Alison Oliver), a 21 year old college student, as she navigates a series of relationships that force her to confront her own vulnerabilities for the first time.
The series stars emerging talent Alison Oliver, Sasha Lane (American Honey, The Miseducation Of Cameron Post), Joe Alwyn (The Favourite, Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk) and Jemima Kirke (Sex Education, Girls) and will be one of the first dramas to launch on BBC Three as it goes back on air.
Frances (Oliver) is observant, cerebral, and sharp. Her ex-girlfriend, now best friend, Bobbi (Lane) is self-assured, outspoken and compelling. Though they broke up three years ago, Frances and Bobbi are virtually inseparable and perform spoken word poetry together in Dublin. It’s at one of their shows that they meet Melissa (Kirke), an older writer, who is fascinated by the pair.
Bobbi and Frances start to spend time with Melissa and her husband, Nick (Alwyn), a handsome but reserved actor. While Melissa and Bobbi flirt with each other openly, Nick and Frances embark on an intense, secret affair that is surprising to them both. Soon the affair begins to test the bond between Frances and Bobbi, forcing Frances to reconsider her sense of self, and the friendship she holds so dear.https://www.youtube.com/embed/PH705VQBkhA
Conversations With Friends (12×30’) has been commissioned by Piers Wenger, Controller of BBC Drama and Fiona Campbell, Controller of BBC Three in the UK and Hulu in the US and is co-financed by Northern Ireland Screen.
Executive producers are 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 Lenny Abrahamson.
Catherine Magee (Normal People, Resistance, Rebellion) is series producer and Jeanie Igoe (Ramy, Miss Juneteenth, The Green Knight) is producer. Alice Birch (Normal People, Succession, Lady Macbeth), Mark O’Halloran (Rialto), Meadhbh McHugh (Asking For It) and Susan Soon He Stanton (Succession) have adapted the novel for TV.
Conversations with Friends will premiere on BBC Three in the UK, Hulu in the US, and RTÉ in Ireland. Endeavor Content is handling worldwide sales with a number of international broadcasters previously announced including: Amazon Prime Video (Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Africa), HBO Max EMEA (Spain, Portugal, Nordics, CEE, Netherlands, Baltics), SYN (Iceland), and Wavve (Korea).
Conversation With Friends releases on BBC Three this May 15th.