Normal procedure

July 21, 2020


Airing to great acclaim earlier this year on the BBC in the UK and US streamer Hulu, Normal People told the tender love story of Connell and Marianne as their relationship moved from high school in the west of Ireland to Dublin’s Trinity College.

In this DQTV interview, executive producers Lenny Abrahamson, who also directs, and Ed Guiney discuss the starting point for their adaptation of Sally Rooney’s novel and how they landed on the idea to turn it into 12 half-hour episodes.

They also discuss the long process to cast the central couple, with Paul Mescal and Daisy Edgar-Jones eventually landing the parts, and how this story set specifically in contemporary Ireland resonates with audiences around the world.

Normal People is produced by Element Pictures for the BBC and Hulu, and distributed by Endeavor Content.

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