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Hulu Orders Series Based on Sally Rooney’s ‘Conversations With Friends’

Hulu has given a straight-to-series order to “Conversations with Friends,” which will be based on Sally Rooney’s novel of the same name. This will be the second series the streamer has developed into a series based on a Sally Rooney book following “Normal People.

“Conversations With Friends,” which has a 12 half-hour episode order, will follow two female Dublin college students forging an unexpected, strange and sexually charged relationship with an older married couple, which results in a complicated pair of love triangles that upends their lives.

The creative team behind “Normal People” will return for the new series. Lenny Abrahamson will be lead director alongside Alice Birch, who will serve as lead writer. Ed Guiney, Andrew Lowe, and Emma Norton of Element Pictures will executive produce. Rose Garnett and Tommy Bulfin will executive produce for the BBC. Rooney and Abrahamson will also serve as executive producers, with Catherine Magee as producer. “Conversations with Friends” is a Element Pictures production in association with BBC Three. Endeavor Content handled the US sale to Hulu and is handling all international sales.

The series is expected in 2021. No casting has been announced.