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Broadcast Partners Lined Up for Conversations With Friends


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A slew of broadcast partners are now on board for the TV adaptation of Sally Rooney’s Conversations With Friends, including Amazon Prime Video for Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Africa.

HBO Max (Spain, Portugal, Nordics, CEE, the Netherlands, Baltics), Lionsgate Play (India), SYN (Iceland) and Wavve (Korea) have also licensed the series. RTÉ will broadcast the series in Ireland. It was commissioned by BBC Three in the U.K. and Hulu in the U.S.

Conversations With Friends follows Frances (Alison Oliver), a 21-year-old college student, as she navigates a series of relationships that force her to confront her own vulnerabilities for the first time. The 12×30-minute drama has been adapted from Rooney’s debut novel. Endeavor Content, Element Pictures (The Favourite, Room, The Lobster) and Director Lenny Abrahamson (Room, The Little Stranger, Frank) are behind the project. Endeavor Content secured the raft of sales.

Element Pictures said: “We are so thrilled to be reuniting with our friends at Endeavor Content as they lead the charge in selling this show internationally. We loved working with them on Normal People and know we are in brilliant hands-on Conversations With Friends.”

Abrahamson said: “Having had such a great experience working on Normal People, I’m so excited, along with our brilliant cast, crew and everyone at Element Pictures, to be bringing Sally’s wonderful first novel to the screen. I think, like our first collaboration with Sally, Conversations With Friends has a unique combination of the specific and local with a kind of universal appeal. I’m delighted that we are partnering once again with Endeavor Content to get the show to viewers all around the world.”

Prentiss Fraser, executive VP of television distribution at Endeavor Content, said: “Conversations With Friends is a highly anticipated series from some of the best creatives in the business, and following our collaboration on the sensation that is Normal People, we’re excited to be partnering with them once again to find the perfect homes for this series across the globe. With our deep-rooted market understanding and relationships, we’ve secured a group of leading platforms and broadcasters ideally positioned to bring this title to an international audience.”








About Kristin Brzoznowski

Kristin Brzoznowski is the executive editor of World Screen. She can be reached at kbrzoznowski@worldscreen.com.

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