The much-anticipated TV adaptation of Sally Rooney’s debut novel Conversations with Friends will air next week.
T follows the success of the series normal people – Resale of his second novel – In 2020, that made Paul Mescal and Daisy Edgar-Jones household names.
When will it air?
The 12-part series will premiere this Sunday on BBC Three and subscription streaming service Hulu.
Irish viewers will be left behind in the drama as it will not be shown on RT One until Wednesday, 18 May.
BBC Three is not yet available on Sky for Irish subscribers, unless you add it to your channels manually (see below for how to do this).
How long are the episodes?
Each episode will last approximately 30 minutes, with the same duration as subsequent episodes. normal people,
What is the series about?
to like normal peopleWhich was one of the biggest TV hits of the first lockdown, chat with friends Set in Dublin and tells the story of Irish Millennials who fall into a confused romantic circle.
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The coming-of-age story follows best friends and ex-boyfriends Frances and Bobby who rhyme together.
Over the course of the series, the two form a close relationship with an old married couple, Melissa and Nick. This meeting has become a threat to the friendship of the pair.
Francis and Nick find themselves in a close relationship with each other and when Bobby defends Melissa in the situation, the pair split up.
Who are the cast?
Newcomer Alison Oliver narrates the series and plays Francis.
On the show, she has an affair with Nick Conway, played by Joe Alwyn, who is currently dating singer Taylor Swift.
Oliver Lear is a graduate of the National Academy of Dramatic Art.
The Cork actress is relatively unknown, getting her big break from the series, as are Paul Mescal and Daisy Edgar-Jones. normal people,
The most notable name in this cast is Jemima Kirke, who plays Melissa Conway. She is best known for her role as Jessa in Lena Dunham’s hit HBO series girlsas well as his appearance in the latest season of sex education As headmistress haddon,
Sasha Lane plays Bobby, Francis’ friend and ex-girlfriend.
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It was the first novel by Irish author Sally Rooney, released in 2017 when the author was just 26 years old.
However, the first adaptation of his work was critically acclaimed. normal people,
Lenny Abrahamson and co-writer Alice Birch, who worked on both normal peoplehave returned to chat with friends,
When was it filmed?
Filming of the play began in April 2021. It was shot at various locations in Ireland and abroad, with the cast most often seen on set in Bray, Ko Wicklow.
Is there a trailer?
first official trailer for chat with friends was released by BBC Three, giving fans a glimpse into the romantic tension building up between Francis and Nick. see below.
How to Add BBC Three to Your Sky Channels
Sky Q customers can add channels manually by going to Settings, and then scrolling down to Manual Tuning.
You will see ‘Add a channel’ and then enter the following:
Modulation Scheme: 8PSK
You can then locate BBC Three in the list and select ‘Save Channel’.
To watch BBC Three, go to the manual tuning menu and select a channel from the list.
Sky+ customers will follow a similar procedure by accessing ‘Options’ in the sub-menu, selecting ‘Add Channel’ and entering the following:
Symbol Rate: 23.0
Once you have completed this, you can locate BBC Three in the list and press ‘Select’ to ‘Save’.
To view the station, you can go to ‘Other Channels’ on the main menu and select BBC Three from the list.