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Shiv Roy’s favorite beach reading is becoming a series. Hulu announced a request for 12 episodes, straight to Sally Rooney’s debut novel series, Conversations with friends, in association with BBC Three. The drama series will consist of half-hour episodes directed by Irish director Lenny Abrahamson, who also directed the Hulu adaptation of Rooney’s other novel, Normal people. Alice Birch, who was a writer on Normal people and story editor at Succession, He will be the main writer of the adaptation. The novel Conversations with friends, which came out in 2017, also takes place on the grounds of Connell’s Trinity College Dublin. He follows Frances, his friend Bobbi, and his relationships with an older married couple from someone in the art world. Hopefully Hulu hires the same privacy coordinator as Normal people. Unfortunately, however, unless you take some serious liberties with the source material, whoever plays Frances’s older married lover, Nick, probably won’t use a string.