Skip to main content

Home TV TV News

Watch the first trailer for BBC adaptation of ‘Conversations With Friends’

The adaptation of Sally Rooney's debut novel will hit screens in May

By Will Richards

Frances lays her head on Nick's chest in a car in a scene from 'Conversations With Friends'
Joe Alwyn (Nick) and Alison Oliver (Frances) in 'Conversations With Friends'. (Photo: Enda Bowe/BBC).

The BBC have shared the first trailer for their forthcoming adaptation of Sally Rooney’s debut novel ‘Conversations With Friends’.

The upcoming series, which follows the massive lockdown success of ‘Normal People’, which became BBC Three’s most-watched show of 2020, will hit screens in May, it’s been confirmed.

‘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, starring Paul Mescal and Daisy Edgar-Jones.

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

In the trailer, Frances and Nick begin an affair that thrusts four friends into turmoil. As the description of the video says: “Prepare to get intimate.”

Watch the first trailer for ‘Conversations with Friends’ below.

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.”

In a new interview with Vanity Fair about the creation of the series, which shot in Belfast during lockdown, director Lenny Abrahamson said: “What we’ve ended up with is something that has a kind of aesthetic family resemblance to [‘Normal People’], but is definitely its own thing.”