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RTÉ to air TV series adaption of Sally Rooney’s Normal People

"The appeal and the reach of the book and this series is global"

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

The best-selling book by the Irish author has been adapted for the small screen, and now, Irish viewers will be able to enjoy it.

The highly-anticipated 12-part relationship drama stars Kildare native Paul Mescal in his first TV role as the character Connell.

 

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Meanwhile, British actress Daisy Edgar Jones plays protagonist Marianne.

The series, adapted from the book, follows two young people navigating adulthood and relationships in a coming of age tale set in Ireland.

The couple begin their tumultuous relationship as schoolchildren in Sligo, and continue it when they go on to attend Dublin’s Trinity College.

 

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It also stars Sarah Greene and Aislín McGuckin.

Dermot Horan, RTE’s Director of Acquisitions and Co-Productions, told The Sun: “We are very proud to bring this beautifully-made and compelling series from Element Pictures to our RTE viewers.

“The appeal and the reach of the book and this series is global, but at its heart is a distinctly Irish story which we know will strongly resonate with our younger viewers.”