Hulu Takes on Sally Rooney’s Drama Series ‘Conversations with Friends’ – Deadline

Hulu has delivered Sally Rooney Conversations with friends a direct order to the series, following the startup success of Normal people.

The digital platform tackled the 12-part show, which the BBC committed to in February. Although Hulu does not reveal qualifications, Normal people It has been a phenomenon in social networks and has starred in Daisy Edgar-Jones and Paul Mescal.

Conversations with friends she follows two college students in Dublin who forge an unexpected, strange, and sexually charged relationship with an older married couple, resulting in a complicated pair of love triangles that change their lives.

The half-hour drama is also produced by Element Pictures.

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Normal people helmsman Lenny Abrahamson will direct Conversations with friends, and Alice Birch serves as the lead writer. The Ed Guiney executive produces alongside Andrew Lowe, Emma Norton, Rose Garnett, Tommy Bulfin and Rooney and Abrahamson. Catherine Magee is a producer on the series.

Daisy Edgar-Jones, from normal people, about making people cry at the audition with Paul Mescal:

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Endeavor Content handled the agreement and will distribute it internationally.

“Sally Rooney perfectly and beautifully captures the complicated relationship dynamics in her stories,” said Beatrice Springborn, vice president of content for Hulu. “After bringing that to life in Normal people In the face of an overwhelmingly positive response, we are honored to do the same with Conversations with friends. We are excited to continue our creative partnership with Sally, Element Pictures, Lenny and the BBC, which has been a dream collaboration. ”

Added executive producer Guiney: “We loved working with Hulu on Normal people – They are an inspiring and very talented team and all of us at Element are delighted to be partnering with them again, along with our BBC friends, in the film adaptation of Sally Rooney’s amazing first novel, Conversations with friends. “