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BBC provide first look at Sally Rooney’s ‘Conversations with Friends’ series

The show is set to debut in early 2022

By Ella Kemp

Alison Oliver in Conversations with Friends
Alison Oliver as Frances in 'Conversations with Friends' (Credit: Press/Enda Bowe/BBC)

A first look at Sally Rooney’s forthcoming BBC adaptation of Conversations with Friends has just been released.

The much anticipated series, bringing the Irish novelist’s acclaimed debut to the small screen, is set to air in 2022.

Conversations with Friends was greenlit for a 12-episode run in 2020, adapting Rooney’s 2017 novel after the major success of the BBC adaptation of her second novel Normal People, starring Paul Mescal and Daisy Edgar-Jones.

Alison Oliver, pictured above, is set to play Conversations with Friends‘ main character Frances. She will be joined by Joe Alwyn (The Favourite) as Nick, Sasha Lane as Bobbi and Jemima Kirke as Melissa.

The BBC also shared a small number of clips from the project in a new preview of shows set to be released in 2022. Check it out here:

Piers Wenger, Director of BBC Drama said in a statement regarding the show: “Lenny’s deep affinity for Sally’s writing and talent for finding actors to bring her fictional creations to life played a huge part in bringing Normal People so successfully to screen.

“In casting Alison, Sasha, Joe and Jemima, that same flair and instinct is in evidence and we cant wait to see how they will bring Frances, Bobbi, Nick and Melissa to life.”

Conversations with Friends will be released on the BBC in the UK and Hulu in the US in 2022. A specific premiere date is yet to be confirmed.