A First Look at Sally Rooney’s New TV Adaptation

IRISH author Sally Rooney has enjoyed huge success after her hit TV adaptation of her novel The Ordinary People hits theaters in 2020.

And now, the award-winning author has teamed up with the same team to feature her debut novel: A Conversation With Friends.

Chat with Friends will air on RTE this spring


Chat with Friends will air on RTE this springCredit: RTE
Sasha Lane as Bobbi, Joe Alwyn as Nick, Alison Oliver as Frances and Jemima Kirke as Melissa


Sasha Lane as Bobbi, Joe Alwyn as Nick, Alison Oliver as Frances and Jemima Kirke as MelissaCredit: RTE

RTE gave an insight into the much-anticipated show, following Frances, a 21-year-old college student, as she navigates a series of relationships that force her to come to terms with her own traumas. first.

Frances is played by Alison Oliver, who is from the Lir Academy whose graduates include Paul Mescal of The Ordinary.

She will star alongside Sasha Lane as Bobbi, Joe Alwyn as Nick and Jemima Kirke as Melissa.

The unique series is both a complex coming-of-age drama and a very modern love story.

Frances is observant, minded and sharp while her ex-girlfriend, now her best friend, Bobbi is confident, outspoken and attractive.

Although they broke up three years ago, Frances and Bobbi remained inseparable and performed lyric poetry together in Dublin.

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At one of their shows, they meet Melissa, an older writer who is fascinated by the pair.

Bobbi and Frances begin spending time with Melissa and her husband, Nick, a handsome but quiet actor.

While Melissa and Bobbi flirt openly, Nick and Frances embark on an intense, secret affair that quickly begins to test Frances and Bobbi’s relationship, forcing Frances to reconsider her sense of self. herself and the friendship she holds dear.

Lenny Abrahamson and Leanne Welham will direct the series and Element Pictures will produce the show.


Conversations with Friends is scheduled to hit Irish theaters in spring 2022 and will be broadcast on RTE.

Sally Rooney fans can also watch the show on BBC and Hulu.

RTE Director of Acquisitions & Co-productions, Dermot Horan, said: “RTE is really looking forward to bringing the film adaptation of Sally Rooney’s first novel to Irish audiences.

“With the team that brought you The Ordinary People behind the show, this promises to be one of the standout dramas of 2022 and RTE is excited to add Chat With Friends to its series of dramas. our showcase of Irish talent”.

Element Pictures is once again teaming up with Lenny Abrahamson and writer Alice Birch, who will work alongside writers Mark O’Halloran, Meadhbh McHugh and Susan Soon He Stanton.

The 12-part TV series will be filmed in Dublin and Belfast.


Lenny Abrahamson, Executive Producer and CEO, said: “I am thrilled to be teaming up with four such outstanding actors to bring Sally’s brilliant novel to the screen.

“Over the past few months, it has been an honor to work alongside Element Pictures and our extraordinary team of writers to bring scripts to a point where we are all so excited to get started. turn.

“I’ll be joined by a world-class crew (many of whom have worked on Ordinary People) and supporting cast and I’m especially delighted to have Leanne Welham on board.

“I have admired her work for a long time and I have no doubt that she will bring great skill and flair to the episodes she directs.”

Ed Guiney, CEO and Corporate Director of Element Pictures, previously said: “Alison, Sasha, Joe and Jemima are the dream cast to lead The Conversation with Friends and all of us at Element are all excited about the incredible scripts from our amazing team of writers, which we have been developing with the supervision of the brilliant Lenny Abrahamson.

“We can’t wait to start filming with Lenny, Leanne and our amazing cast and crew to bring Sally’s extraordinary novel to the screen.”

Melissa and Bobbi openly flirt with each other


Melissa and Bobbi openly flirt with each otherCredit: RTE
Frances and Bobbi are inseparable and perform poetry orally together in Dublin


Frances and Bobbi are inseparable and perform poetry orally together in DublinCredit: RTE

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