New trailer released for TV adaptation of Sally Rooney's best-selling novel Normal People
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A new trailer for Normal People has been released to coincide with the announcement of the date for Element Pictures’ highly anticipated TV adaptation of Sally Rooney’s international literary phenomenon, starring Daisy Edgar-Jones (War Of The Worlds, Cold Feet) as Marianne, and Paul Mescal in his first television role as Connell.
Normal People will land as a boxset on BBC Three on 26 April 2020. It will also air on BBC One (date to be confirmed).
Produced by award-winning International production company Element Pictures, and adapted by Sally Rooney alongside writers Alice Birch and Mark O’Rowe, Normal People is a 12-part drama for BBC Three in partnership with Hulu, and tells an exquisite and compulsive modern love story about how two people can profoundly impact each other’s lives.
Normal People tracks the tender but complicated relationship of Marianne and Connell from the end of their school days in a small-town west of Ireland to their undergraduate years at Trinity College. At school, he’s well-liked and popular, while she’s lonely, proud and intimidating. But when Connell comes to pick up his mother from her cleaning job at Marianne’s house, a strange and indelible connection grows between the two teenagers - one they are determined to conceal.
A year later, they’re both studying in Dublin and Marianne has found her feet in a new social world but Connell hangs at the side lines, shy and uncertain.
Honest, smart and intoxicating, Normal People sees the pair weave in and out of each other’s lives and explores just how complicated intimacy and young love can be.
Filming took place in Dublin, Sligo, Italy and Sweden with Oscar nominated director Lenny Abrahamson (Room, The Little Stranger, Frank) and award-winning director Hettie McDonald (Howard’s End).
Source BBC Three
April 1, 2020 2:02pm ET by BBC Three