Millennial icon Sally Rooney’s debut novel ‘Conversation With Friends’ to be adapted for TV

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Words by Jasmine Wallis

It’s what she deserves.

Even if you haven’t read her books, you’ve probably heard the hype around Irish wunderkind, Sally Rooney. The writer has captivated audiences worldwide with her modern perspective on friendships and romance. 

And while her novel Normal People is set to be released as a TV series within the next few months, it’s been announced her 2017 debut novel Conversation With Friends is getting its own adaptation, too. 

Conversations With Friends follows the lives of four main characters – 21-year-old Irish university students and best friends, Frances and Bobbie, and an older, sophisticated married couple, Melissa and Nick.

There’s no word on an air date or a cast just yet, but the BBC has confirmed it will be home to the 12-part series. It will also include some of the same crew who worked on Normal People such as lead director Lenny Abrahamson and writer Alice Birch. 

It’s clear that audiences are loving Rooney’s work as the BBC has pledged to adapt more of her work for the screen in the future. 

While we wait patiently to hear more news about Conversations With Friends, you can watch the trailer and organise a viewing party for Normal People below.

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

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