Stan today announced that every episode of Normal People, the adaptation of Sally Rooney’s best-selling novel, is coming exclusively to Stan on 27 April.
Following Rooney’s critically-acclaimed 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.
Adapted for television by Sally Rooney, alongside writers Alice Birch and Mark O’Rowe, Normal People is a 12-part drama which stars Daisy Edgar-Jones (Cold Feet) as Marianne and newcomer Paul Mescal as Connell, in an exquisite and compulsive modern love story about how two people can profoundly impact each other’s lives.
Normal People tracks the tender but complicated relationship of Marianne and Connell from the end of their school days in small-town West of Ireland to their undergraduate years at Trinity College, Dublin. At school, he’s well-liked and popular, while she’s lonely, proud and intimidating. A strange and indelible connection grows between the two teenagers – one they are determined to conceal. A year later, they’re both studying in Dublin and Marianne has found her feet in a new social world, but Connell hangs at the side lines, shy and uncertain.
Honest, smart and intoxicating, Normal People sees the pair weave in and out of each other’s lives and explores just how complicated intimacy and young love can be.
Joining the cast are Sarah Greene (Dublin Murders) and Aislín McGuckin (Outlander) alongside some of the most exciting young acting talent in the UK and Ireland.
The series, which is an Element Pictures production for BBC and Hulu, 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.