First look images have been released for the upcoming Sally Rooney adaptation Conversation with Friends for BBC Three and Hulu.

Directed by Lenny Abrahamson and Leanne Welham, produced by Element Pictures (Normal People, Room, The Favourite) and adapted from Sally Rooney’s debut novel, the series is set to air in Spring 2022.

The series stars emerging talent Alison Oliver, alongside Sasha Lane (American Honey, The Miseducation Of Cameron Post), Joe Alwyn (The Favourite, Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk) and Jemima Kirke (Sex Education, Girls) and will be one of the first dramas to launch on BBC Three as it goes back on air.

Conversations With Friends (12×30’) has been commissioned by Piers Wenger, Controller of BBC Drama and Fiona Campbell, Controller of BBC Three in the UK. It is co-financed by Northern Ireland Screen. Executive producers are Ed Guiney (Normal People, The Favourite, Room, The Lobster), Emma Norton (Normal People, Rosie, The Souvenir: Part II) and Andrew Lowe (Normal People, The Favourite) for Element Pictures, Rose Garnett (Normal People, The Favourite, The Souvenir) and Tommy Bulfin (Normal People, Line of Duty, Peaky Blinders) for the BBC and Lenny Abrahamson. Catherine Magee (Normal People, Resistance, Rebellion) is series producer and Jeanie Igoe (Ramy, Miss Juneteenth, The Green Knight) is producer. Alice Birch (Normal People, Succession, Lady Macbeth), Mark O’Halloran (Rialto), Meadhbh McHugh (Asking For It) and Susan Soon He Stanton (Succession) have adapted the novel for TV.

Conversations with Friends will premiere on BBC Three in the UK, Hulu in the US, and RTÉ in Ireland. Endeavor Content is handling worldwide sales – international broadcasters previously announced are: Amazon Prime Video (Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Africa), HBO Max EMEA (Spain, Portugal, Nordics, CEE, Netherlands, Baltics), SYN (Iceland) and Wavve (Korea).


Jon Creamer

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