A trailer for Conversations With Friends, the TV adaption of the novel written by Sally Rooney has been released.
Directed once again by Lenny Abrahamson, this is the second Rooney to be turned into a show in 3 years, following the success of Normal People in 2020. Normal People of course starred Paul Mescal and Daisy Edgar-Jones, and made the 2020 lockdown that little bit more bearable.
Having been busy filming in Ireland over the passed year, BBC Three have now released a special teaser trailer for Conversations With Friends, with the show to hit our screens in May 2022.
On filming during a lockdown, director Lenny Abrahamson revealed how the film crew coped.
"It's going pretty well. It's an odd time to be gathering groups of people together and trying to work on the material but I think we have that sorted", he said last year.
"It's all great, we have an amazing cast that's led by this wonderful young Irish actress called Alison Oliver who's just fresh out of the Lir. Then, there are three other brilliant actors - Sasha Lane, Joe Alwyn and Jemima Kirke - that's the central quartet and we're all very excited to get stuck in and be working again".
It’s Never Just Friends. From the award winning team behind @normalpeople, #ConversationswithFriends premieres May 2022. @hulu in association with @bbcthree. pic.twitter.com/sD2HQXOAL4— Conversations with Friends (@ConvosOnHulu) February 8, 2022
Conversations With Friends explores the relationships of four people Bobbi, Frances, Nick and his wife Melissa.
Lenny Abrahamson did reveal to Vanity Fair that there is a "resemblance" between Conversations With Friends and Normal People.
"What we’ve ended up with is something that has a kind of aesthetic family resemblance to the other series but is definitely its own thing", he said.
"I don’t think anybody could have predicted, in our world of streamers, that it would’ve gone quite as brilliantly as it did in terms of people’s response, and it was really gratifying".