TV & Movies

Praise The Streaming Gods, Normal People Is Getting A Spin-Off

By Morgan Reardon
13th May 2020

a young man and woman lean on one another in the countryside.

If you’re one of the few people who hasn’t yet devoured Normal People on TVNZ On Demand, we’re incredibly jealous of the rollercoaster of emotions you’re about to enjoy. If you’re in the 99% of people that have laughed and cried over the coming-of-age drama about Irish lovers Connell and Marianne, then we have excellent news for you.

Author Sally Rooney, who’s best-seller Normal People won a slew of awards, is about to gift us with another book-to-TV adaption.  

Normal People co-producer Ed Guiney has just dropped the tea that Rooney’s 2017 offering, Conversations With Friends, will be made into 12 half-hour eps.

He also said this TV adaptation would be in place of a Normal People sequel (pass the tissues) but hinted that “… maybe down the line we’ll come back to Connell and Marianne.” 
 
Circling back to Conversations With Friends, the storyline follows teenage lovers turned best mates Frances and Bobbi, who while performing spoken poetry together in Dublin, are spotted by journalist Melissa, who invites them to her lavish home to meet her husband, Nick. Swept up in Nick and Melissa’s orbit, Frances finds herself falling for Nick, starting an affair that both shapes and shatters Frances’ life. 

Yep, this one is full of Rooney’s hallmark themes—love, desire and take-your-breath-away heartbreak.

While there sadly isn’t much more news on cast or release dates, we’re thinking a little old thing called Corona might put production on the backburner for a little bit. But as soon as we know more, you will too. 

Until then, grab the tissues, and check out the best romantic movies

Image credit: Stan

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