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Sally Rooney’s Normal People TV adaptation
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Watch the first trailers for the TV adaptation of Normal People

Sally Rooney’s bestseller is coming to screens in spring 2020

Last year’s announcement that a TV adaptation of Sally Rooney’s Normal People is on the way was pleasant, if not exactly a surprise. The bestselling book (deservingly) became a staple in tote bags/Instagram feeds after its 2018 release, so appearing onscreen always felt like the logical next step.

And now, with the release of the first trailer for the series, we’ve got more of a sense of what it might look like. 

Correction: trailers, because the BBC and Hulu – in partnership on the production – dropped two previews practically simultaneously yesterday (January 17).

The first, from the BBC, shows clips from the series (spoilers: lots of steamy kissing and prolonged eye contact) exclusively scored by an intimate phone call, while Hulu’s takes a slightly more traditional route through the highs and lows of Marianne and Connell’s relationship (portrayed by newcomers Daisy Edgar-Jones and Paul Mescal, respectively).

Normal People will air on Hulu in the US and BBC Three in the UK, Spring 2020. Watch both trailers below.