Conversations with Friends is the second TV adaptation of a Sally Rooney novel after the huge success of 'Normal People'. It stars Alison Oliver, Joe Alwyn, Sasha Lane and Jemima Kirke. It airs on RTÉ and BBC Three.
APPARENTLY Element Pictures, the busy production company behind Conversations with Friends (BBC3, Sunday & Monday; RTÉ One from Wednesday) bought the rights to Sally Rooney’s debut novel before it began work on the smash-hit Normal People, based on her second book.
Tadhg Murphy doesn’t remember a great deal about Sally Rooney’s phenomenally successful series Normal People when it aired. In fact, he doesn’t remember much about 2020 at all.
Alison Oliver was already feeling delighted with herself. The young actress from Cork had just gotten a job at a new vegan burger place in Dublin. It would mean some much-needed extra money, as well as food she would enjoy – she is a vegetarian.
Just over two years ago, Lenny Abrahamson’s adaptation of Sally Rooney’s best-selling novel Normal People beamed into our living rooms and became an instant hit.
There’s an instant sense of familiarity in the opening scenes of Conversations with Friends, the follow-up series to lockdown smash-hit Normal People.
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