Hulu Picks Up Sally Rooney’s Conversations with Friends


Following on the success of Hulu’s adaptation of Sally Rooney’s Normal People, the streamer is going straight to series with the author’s debut novel, Conversations with Friends.

Conversations with Friends is a 12-episode, half-hour drama adapted from Rooney’s debut novel. The series adaptation will be produced by Element Pictures, in association with BBC Three.

Conversations with Friends follows two female Dublin college students forging an unexpected, strange and sexually charged relationship with an older married couple, which results in a complicated pair of love triangles that upends their lives.

Beatrice Springborn, VP of content at Hulu, said: “Sally Rooney perfectly and beautifully captures the complicated dynamics of relationships in her stories. After bringing that to life in Normal People to an overwhelmingly positive response, we are honored to do the same with Conversations with Friends. We are excited to continue our creative partnership with Sally, Element Pictures, Lenny and the BBC, which has been a dream collaboration.”

Executive Producer Ed Guiney added: “We loved working with Hulu on Normal People—they are an inspiring and very talented team and all of us at Element are delighted to be partnering with them again, alongside our friends at the BBC, on the screen adaptation of Sally Rooney’s incredible first novel, Conversations with Friends.”