Odds are, if you’ve browsed the paperback section of your local bookstore (well, if you’re lucky enough to live near an actual bookstore), then you probably have come across the novel, “Normal People.” It’s a massive bestseller and, as you might expect, it’s now set to become a limited series that will air on BBC and Hulu.
As seen in the new trailer for “Normal People,” the series tells the story of the on-again/off-again romance between Marianne and Connell that spans their high school years and through college. The trailer doesn’t give too much away about the plot of the series, only to show that the characters do reconnect and continue their torrid romance as adults. Will they end up together or go on separate paths eventually? Watch and find out.
The series is based on the bestselling novel by author Sally Rooney. The author co-wrote the 12-episode series alongside Alice Birch and Mark O’Rowe. “Normal People” stars Daisy Edgar-Jones and Paul Mescal.
“Normal People” is partially directed by Lenny Abrahamson. He’s probably best known for his Oscar-winning feature “Room,” starring Brie Larson. Most recently, he directed the horror film “The Little Stranger.” Director Hettie McDonald helmed the other episodes.
“Normal People” debuts on Hulu this spring.
Here’s the synopsis:
Hulu’s new drama series based on Sally Rooney’s best-selling novel. Normal People is an exquisite, modern love story about how one person can unexpectedly change another person’s life and about how complicated intimacy can be. It follows Marianne and Connell over several years, as they embark on an on-again/off-again romance that starts at school and continues through college, both testing their relationship as they explore different versions of themselves.