Conversations with Friends is finally confirmed to air this 2022!
If you are into shows with heartbreaks, romance, friendship, and complicated relationships, then this one is for you. The limited series Conversations with Friends was created for Hulu based on Sally Rooney’s best-selling novel.
When Rooney was asked about the series, she mentioned in an interview, “I’m confident we’re going to find fresh and interesting ways of dramatizing the novel’s dynamics, and I’m excited to watch the process take shape,” in February 2020.
Here’s what we know so far!
What is the Plot of Conversations with Friends?
The show is based on Sally Rooney’s 2017 best-selling novel, which follows a set of angsty Irish millennials drawn into complicated romantic and classy dynamics.
The novel of Rooney has become the talk of the town ever since it was published and thanks to her breakout success, they were created into a mini-series!
Although we do not have the exact plot of the series yet, the novel follows the story of Dublin university students and former lovers who perform poetry together. The bond threatens the tight-knit dynamic they forge with an older married couple, journalist Melissa and Nick.
The secret relationship between Frances and Nick becomes romantic while the other two find themselves distancing from Frances. As the story goes on, they test the waters of how their relationship will move forward.
Conversations with Friends Release Date
The series is set to premiere this 2022.
In an interview just last year, “Over the last few months it has been a privilege to work alongside Element Pictures and our extraordinary team of writers to get the scripts to a point where we all feel so excited to start shooting,” Abraham said, who is one of the producers.
Although we do not have the exact date yet, we have something to look forward to this year!
Conversations with Friends Cast
Luckily, the showrunners have already confirmed who will be joining the 12 episode mini-series.
Among the prominent cast members of Conversations with Friends are Alison Oliver, who will play Frances, Joe Alwyn as Nick, Sasha Lane as Bobbi, and Jemima Kirke as Melissa.
When the producers were interviewed about casting the actors for their roles, Abrahamson mentioned that “every thought about one character informs all the other characters.”
She wanted to get the chemistry among the cast, and when the actors auditioned for their parts, they saw how they hit it off. The cast got to know one another through months of Zoom auditions and meetings. They were also forced to isolate themselves in Ireland, where they reportedly are shooting.
The actors already knew the story because they came through the book themselves.
Oliver, one of the leading actors, recalled reading the book during her final year of college and how she became instantly attached to the characters. Lane also reflected on the relationships’ nuance and how those should be seen and reflected on screen.
The cast believes that they did connect, and their fictional characters did! Oliver said in an interview, “Because the writing is so intimate and sensitive and so characterful, I felt so attached to the book and like I knew these people. So then getting an audition was so surreal, because in my head it was like,’ These are real people!'”
Conversations with Friends Teaser
Yes, we already have the first teaser for Conversations with Friends.
Hulu released the trailer in February 2022, and the viewers are getting stoked for it to be on the small screen.
Check out the teaser here!