Time to meet Hulu’s Normal People.
Set to launch this spring, Normal People follows the turbulent romance of Marianne and Connell, from their high-school days in small-town Ireland to college life in bustling Dublin. Over the years, their dynamics ebbs and flows, and they move in and out of each other’s lives; still, their relationship deepens and they grow more into themselves. Daisy Edgar-Jones and Paul Mescal star.
The novel by literary sensation Rooney was one of 2019’s biggest books in the U.S., emerging as an instant New York Times best-seller and being named one of the 10 best books of the year by critics from The New York Times, Slate, Elle, and more. EW named it the no. 1 book of 2019.
The teaser hints at the romantic sweep of the adaptation, as rendered by Oscar-nominated director Lenny Abrahamson (Room), who helms the first six installments. Rooney is also aboard as a cowriter. She told EW last year as production on the series was gearing up, “I’m still fond of these characters, and that’s a good thing, because I’m having to spend a lot of time with them again!”
A 12-episode limited series of half-hour episodes, Normal People premieres this spring. Watch the teaser above.