Normal Older People imagines what would happen to Connell and Marianne 40 years from now
It’s been two months since the world was introduced to the (on-screen) turbulent love ride that is Sally Rooney’s Normal People. Perhaps you can’t stop fawning over Connell’s sexy neck chain, or scrolling through the TV show’s dreamy Italian villa on Airbnb. Whatever it is, we have good news for you.
Returning on June 26, Daisy Edgar-Jones and Paul Mescal – who play Marianne Sheridan and Connell Waldron – will take part in two bonus episodes for Comic Relief Ireland. Called Normal Older People, the episodes will imagine what would have happened to Marianne and Connell 40 years from now. “I promise you, these are two very special bits,” Comic Relief co-founder, Richard Curtis, told RTÉ Radio 1.
“It’s so much better than anything we’ve ever made,” he added. “I mean I can’t even say (everything) about it because there’s a guest star in it. But it’s really, really beautiful. One of the things about Comic Relief is it just gives opportunities for things to happen that would never happen. I can’t imagine any context in which they would have allowed this little sort of extra special guest into the world of Normal People.”
In the meantime, read Rooney’s short story, At the Clinic, which follows the pair on a trip to the dentist when they’re both 23 years old. You can also read our interview with the series’ stars, Edgar-Jones and Mescal, here.