Marianne and Connell's First Kiss | Normal People
BBC and Hulu have finally given us a peek at the upcoming TV adaptation of Sally Rooney's Normal People, and whew, we were not ready. In the trailers, Marianne (Daisy Edgar-Jones) and Connell's (Paul Mescal) turbulent love story — from high school and through their years at university — comes to life, and if we thought the book was an emotional roller coaster, then it looks like the series will have us sobbing even harder.
In the first 50-second trailer, a phone call between Marianne and Connell overlays footage of intimate moments shared by the pair. During the conversation, Marianne asks Connell if she can have him back in her life, and while it's only a small glimpse into exactly what's to come in the series, it's clear their relationship is a slow-burning, emotion-packed love story, much like in Rooney's award-winning novel. The second trailer is no different, with more scenes with Marianne and Connell struggling to navigate adulthood and the undeniable pull they feel toward one another. Now, the BBC has released a clip of Marianne and Connell's first kiss, and the pure moment already has us weeping.
The 12-part series was coproduced by the BBC and Hulu and filmed in Dublin, Sligo, and Italy. Directorial duties are shared between Oscar-nominated director Lenny Abrahamson (Room and The Little Stranger) and award-winning director Hettie MacDonald (Howard's End).
Normal People will be released as a box set on BBC Three in the UK on April 26 and will also air week-by-week on BBC One from Monday, 27 April at 9 p.m. In the US, it will drop on Hulu on April 29, and we. can't. wait.