RTÉ to air TV adaptation of Sally Rooney's Normal People 3 years ago

RTÉ to air TV adaptation of Sally Rooney's Normal People

If you're a fan of the book, this will be worth waiting for.

RTÉ has announced that it will air the TV adaptation of Sally Rooney's Normal People this spring.


Starring Kildare newcomer Paul Mescal in his first television role as Connell and British actress Daisy Edgar Jones (War of the Worlds, Cold Feet) in the role of Marianne, the highly-anticipated 12-part series will be on Irish screens soon enough.

The book itself was nominated for the Man Booker Prize in 2018, while it was also voted as the 2018 Waterstones' Book of the Year and won Best Novel at the 2018 Costa Book Awards.

Filmed across Dublin, Sligo, Sweden and Italy, Normal People follows two young people navigating adulthood in contemporary Ireland, and their complicated relationship from the end of their school days in Sligo to their undergraduate years at Trinity College.

As of now there is no confirmed date for when the first episode of the 12-part series will be aired, but RTÉ has said that further information will be released soon.


Take a look at the trailer here:

Clip via BBC Three

Rooney spoke to Vanity Fair about the creation of the show, saying: "My favourite scenes from the book generally took the form of conversations between the two protagonists—in abandoned houses, in apartment kitchens, in cars, and in bed.


"I'm excited to see those dynamics beginning to unfold in a new way on the screen."