Sally Rooney’s ‘Conversations With Friends’ Is Just Around the Corner

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In 2020, Sally Rooney‘s Normal People was a lockdown smash hit. With over 62 million people tuning in to watch, it quickly became the BBC’s most streamed series of 2020.

Now, fans of Normal People can get excited, because Rooney’s second television adaptation, Conversations With Friends, is set to premiere next month.

The limited-edition drama will take us back to Dublin for another coming-of-age story that will examine the intricacies of love, friendship and connection.

The series stars newcomer Alison Oliver as Frances, and, if the success of Normal People is anything to go by, Oliver will find herself a household name in no time.

Here’s everything you need to know about Conversations With Friends, from what it’s about to where you can tune in.

What Is Conversations With Friends About?

In a similar vein to Normal People‘s Marianne and Connell, Conversations With Friends is centred around two Trinity College Dublin students. This time, we meet Frances and her ex-girlfriend, Bobbi, who are in their early 20s.

Frances is smart, quick-witted and keenly observant. Meanwhile, Bobbi is confident and engaging. After breaking up three years ago, the pair remained best friends.

After performing spoken word poetry together in Dublin, they meet an artsy married couple, 30-somethings Nick and Melissa, and the foursome quickly become romantically entangled.

While Melissa and Bobbi are open about their flirtation, Nick and Frances spark up a passionate, secret affair, which ends up pushing the bond between Frances and Bobbi to its limits.

You can watch the trailer below:

What Is Conversations With Friends Based On?

Conversations With Friends is an adaptation of Sally Rooney’s debut novel of the same name. Previously, Rooney’s novel Normal People was adapted into a successful limited series starring Daisy Edgar-Jones and Paul Mescal.

Want to read the book before watching the series? You can purchase Conversations With Friends here.

Who Is In Conversations With Friends?

The cast of Conversations With Friends is a good mix of names you’ve heard before and up-and-coming talent. It stars Alison Oliver as Frances and Sasha Lane as Bobbi, the 20-something Trinity College students and ex-girlfriends.

Meanwhile, Joe Alwyn (of The Favourite and Mary Queen of Scots, as well as Taylor Swift‘s longtime boyfriend) stars as Nick, and Girls actress Jemima Kirke is Melissa.

Where Can I Watch Conversations With Friends In Australia?

Conversations With Friends is an Amazon Exclusive and will be available to stream on Prime Video in Australia.

When Does Conversations With Friends Premiere In Australia?

Conversations With Friends will premiere on Monday, May 16 2022. All 12 half-hour episodes will be available that day, so make sure to clear your schedule!

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