Stan have announced that the adaptation of Sally Rooney’s best-selling novel Normal People, is coming exclusively to the digital platform on 27 April.
Following Rooney’s debut novel Conversations with Friends, she received 2017’s Sunday Times Writer of the Year Award. Normal People was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2018 and recently, it won 2019’s Book of the Year at the British Book Awards. Normal People also entered the New York Times Bestseller list at #3.
The 12 part drama series is adapted for television by Sally Rooney, alongside writers Alice Birch and Mark O’Rowe, and stars Daisy Edgar-Jones (Cold Feet) as Marianne and newcomer Paul Mescal as Connell, in a modern love story about how two people can profoundly impact each other’s lives. Also joining the cast are Sarah Greene (Dublin Murders) and Aislín McGuckin (Outlander).
The series is an Element Pictures production for BBC and Hulu, and was shot in Dublin, Sligo, Sweden and Italy with Oscar nominated director Lenny Abrahamson (Room) and award-winning director Hettie Macdonald (Howard’s End) sharing the directorial duties.
Every episode of Normal People will be available only on Stan from 27 April – same day as the U.K.