two Rooney series aren’t connected by story, yet they share the same creators. They’re
both produced by the Irish production company Element Pictures (The Favourite),
they’re airing on BBC Three and Hulu in 12 half-hour episodes, screenwriter
Alice Birch (Succession, Lady Macbeth) is writing most of the scripts, and Lenny Abrahamson (The Little Stranger, Room) will be the lead director.
With Friends is a story
of fractured friendship between two Trinity College Dublin students, Frances
and Bobbi, who make a strange connection with an older married couple. As well
as exploring the conflict between love, art and appearances, the story also
examines the contradictions of the Irish elite following the financial crash.
If Normal People finds success in television, as we hope it will, the BBC could be looking at another Rooney winner in Conversations With Friends.
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