When will Conversations with Friends become a TV show? Sally Rooney novel release date and distribution
Conversations with Friends was Irish author Sally Rooney’s 2017 debut novel and its success means it’s now being adapted into a TV series. The story follows two young Dublin university students who become involved with an older married couple in the city’s literary scene.
Rooney’s fictional novel was critically acclaimed after its publication and his second novel, Normal People, enjoyed similar success after its release in 2018. This novel was previously adapted into a popular BBC drama series airing in 2020.
Most recently, the author released Beautiful World, Where Are You in 2021. Now fans are waiting for the TV adaptation of the story which saw the beloved author’s career soar.
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When will Conversations with Friends be released?
The TV adaptation of Sally Rooney’s debut novel is set to be released on Sunday May 15, 2022. The 12-part series will air on BBC One, BBC Three and BBC iPlayer for UK viewers as well as the Hulu streaming service for US audiences. .
With the story set in Ireland, production of the show took place in Dublin and Belfast in 2021. Each episode of the show will be 30 minutes long, following the same episode length of Normal People.
Who is in the cast of Conversations between friends?
Taylor Swift’s boyfriend, Joe Alwyn (The Favourite), will play husband, Nick, on the show. In the story, he has a secret affair with Frances, a 21-year-old college student, who will be played by newcomer Alison Oliver.
Jemima Kirke (Sex Education, Girls) will play writer and Nick’s wife, Melissa. While Saha Lane (American Honey) will play the other main role of student Bobbi, who is Frances’ ex-girlfriend and best friend.
The casting was announced in February 2021. Speaking about the casting process at the TCA panel, executive producer and director Lenny Abrahamson said, “When you cast such a tightly knit quartet, every thought about a character informs every other character. “