Joe Alwyn & Alison Oliver Cast In Sally Rooney's Conversations With Friends' TV Adaption
17 February 2021, 16:18 | Updated: 17 February 2021, 16:21
Sally Rooney’s Conversations With Friends is being made into a new TV series and will star Taylor Swift’s boyfriend, Joe Alwyn alongside Alison Oliver.
The 12-part series will follow the story of 21-year-old college student Frances (Alison Oliver) as she goes through an array of relationships that force her to confront her vulnerability.
Frances and her best friend/ex-girlfriend Bobbi, who will be played by Sasha Lane, start to spend a long time with Melissa, played by Jemima Kirke, and her husband Nick - played by Joe.
Nick and Frances go on to have a secret affair with each other, which will test the relationships within the group.
It was announced in May last year that Conversations With Friends would be turning into a TV adaptation, after Sally Rooney’s novel-turned-series, Normal People, gained instant international popularity.
The cast of @BBCThree’s #ConversationsWithFriends, based on Sally Rooney’s debut novel & by the producers of #NormalPeople, is announced!#AlisonOliver is Frances, a 21 year-old college student navigating a series of relationships, forcing her to confront her own vulnerabilities pic.twitter.com/7gZX2VT5JE— BBC Press Office (@bbcpress) February 17, 2021
Paul Mescal and Daisy Edgar-Jones portrayed Connell and Marianne as they played each other’s first love in the Irish coming-of-age series.
Similarly, Conversations With Friends will be set in Dublin and is set to be released at some point next year on BBC Three and Hulu.
If Normal People's success is anything to go by, we're sure Conversations With Friends is set to take the world by storm!