Sally Rooney's 'Conversations With Friends' is coming to our TV screens

The BBC has announced that Sally Rooney’s first novel, Conversations With Friends, is getting a TV series


Her much-anticipated adaptation of Normal People will soon be here, but fans of the Irish writer's lauded debut novel Conversations With Friends can rejoice because the BBC has announced that they will also adapt this for the small screen.

What we know so far

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As with Normal People, the lead director will again be Oscar-nominated Irish film director Lenny Abrahamson and the show will be produced for BBC Three.

“I am so pleased to be working with the team at Element, Lenny Abrahamson and the BBC to produce an adaptation of Conversations With Friends. I'm confident we're going to find fresh and interesting ways of dramatising the novel's dynamics, and I'm excited to watch the process take shape," Sally said of the collaboration.

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Abrahamson also said he was thrilled to be involved, praising Sally and her source material in particular: “I love Conversations With Friends, its depth, humour and freshness, and it’s an honour to be involved in bringing it to the screen. I’m particularly happy that my connection to Sally and her work is set to continue," he added.

Conversations With Friends, again set in Dublin, centres on two college students Frances and Bobbi, and the strange, unexpected connection they forge with an older married couple, Melissa and Nick.

Following her work on Normal People, Alice Birch will be returning to write a number of episodes of Conversations With Friends, with further writers to be announced.

When and where will Conversations With Friends be released?

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Conversations With Friends will consist of 12 half-hour episodes and air on BBC Three, with a release date to be announced.

At least we have Normal People to look forward to in the meantime...


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