The BBC and Hulu sets cast for series adaptation of 'Conversations with Friends'

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The BBC and Hulu sets cast for series adaptation of 'Conversations with Friends'

After the popular success of the series adaptation of Sally Rooney's book 'Normal People', Hulu has set its sights on another work adaptation from the author. The 12 part series 'Conversations With Friends' has now set its lead cast and will hopefully be as popular as its sister series. Lenny Abrahamson will be returning to direct this Rooney adaptation as well along with Leanne Welham (His Dark Materials) set as the co-director of the show. Alice Birch, who was also involved in Normal People, is onboard as a writer alongside Mark O’Halloran (Rialto), Meadhbh McHugh (Asking For It), and Susan Soon He Stanton (Succession). Rooney and Abrahamson also serve as executive producers, alongside Tommy Bulfin and Rose Garnett for the BBC and Ed Guiney, Emma Norton, and Andrew Lowe for Element Pictures.  

The cast of the series includes Joe Alwyn (The Favourite), Jemima Kirke (Girls), Sasha Lane (Utopia) with newcomer Alison Oliver. The story according to Deadline is thus, "two Dublin college students, Frances (Oliver) and Bobbi (Lane), and the strange and unexpected connection they forge with married couple, Melissa (Kirke) and Nick (Alwyn). Frances and Bobbi are inseparable former lovers who become fascinated by Melissa and Nick to the point that Nick and Frances embark on an intense secret affair. Soon the affair begins to test the bond between Frances and Bobbi, forcing Frances to reconsider her sense of self and her friendship."  

The series is set to begin production in Dublin and have scouted some international locations for the series as well. It is set to be released on Hulu for a US premiere in 2022 and BBC Three/BBC One in the UK.

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