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Experience heart palpitations while you watch the new trailer for the ‘Normal People’ TV adaptation

Pushing boundaries.

I don’t say this often but if you’re under 35 and haven’t heard of Sally Rooney, does your sea cave grotto house still not have wifi?

After months of waiting and planning, BBC and Hulu have released trailers for their join adaptation of the biggest literary sensation of the millennial generation: Sally Rooney’s addictive novel Normal People.

The bestselling book, which offers an intimate look into modern love, was picked up for a 12-part television series by the BBC in partnership with Hulu.

Focusing on the evolution of a romance between Connell and Marianne as they move from high school in country Ireland to university in Dublin and beyond. Their lives just won’t stop intertwining. 

Newcomers Daisy Edgar Jones and Paul Mescal play Marianne and Connell and the trailer ebbs and flows to the same tense rhythms that unfolds in Rooney’s work.

The book’s reputation as a boundary-pushing piece earned it a place on the small screen quickly after publication, catering to the growing demand for television that delves into the complexities of young people’s lives.

The challenges and opinions of young people are more valued than ever as subject matter in the entertainment world, as we’re starting to see in the likes of Euphoria and Sex Education.

Rooney also had a hand in the adaptation, co-writing six episodes with Alice Birch and Mark O’Rowe and acting as an executive producer.

Normal People will air on BBC One, BBC Three and Hulu later this year.

Click here to watch the BBC trailer, and here for Hulu’s trailer.

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