BBC teases first look at Normal People

BBC teases first look at Normal People

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Thursday, 31st October 2019
Marianne (Daisy Edgar-Jones) and Connell (Paul Mescal) (Credit: BBC/Element/Enda Bowe)
Marianne (Daisy Edgar-Jones) and Connell (Paul Mescal) (Credit: BBC/Element/Enda Bowe)

BBC has released images of upcoming drama Normal People, based on Sally Rooney’s novel of the same name.

Daisy Edgar-Jones (Cold Feet) and newcomer Paul Mescal star as two young lovers from a small town in the west of Ireland who share a complicated romance spanning across their teenage years to college.

Sparks fly when proud loner Marianne (Edgar-Jones) forms an unlikely connection with popular student Connell (Mescal) when he picks up his mother from a cleaning job at Marianne’s house.

Determined to conceal their romance, the couple begin a relationship that leaves a lasting impact on their lives, leading up to their undergraduate years at university.

As both study in Dublin, Marianne thrives in her new social environment, leaving Connell on the side lines with growing doubts.

The 12-part drama will be produced by Element Pictures (Dublin Murders) for BBC Three in partnership with Hulu.

Normal People will air on BBC Three and BBC One in 2020.


Daisy Edgar-Jones as Marianne  (Credit: BBC/Element/Enda Bowe)


Paul Mescal as Connell (Credit: BBC/Element/Enda Bowe)

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BBC has released images of upcoming drama Normal People, based on Sally Rooney’s novel of the same name.