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‘Conversations with Friends’ Takes to TV

With the BBC premiere of Sally Rooney’s second novel Normal People set for April of this year, the network announced today that the author’s debut novel Conversations with Friends will also be adapted into a twelve part series. The series will again be produced by Element Pictures with Oscar nominated director for Room, Lenny Abrahamson, attached as lead director. Alice Birch, who was also involved in Normal People, is on board as a writer for Conversations with Friends.

 

 

Conversations with Friends follows two Dublin college students, Frances and Bobbi, and their strange and complicated relationship with married couple, Nick and Melissa. The story looks at the unique dynamic among the four friends and how they navigate complicated relationships with one another. In a statement by Piers Wegner, BBC drama controller, he said that the broadcaster “will commission work from Sally Rooney for as long as she is writing.” He also praised the author for her ability to depict young people in a “direct and authentic” way. 

 

image via Woman & Home

 

Sally Rooney will again executive produce the series alongside Ed Guiney, Andrew Lowe, Emma Norton, and Lenny Abrahamson. Rooney decided to bring the project to BBC after being pleased with the adaptation of Normal People from book to screen, saying “I’m confident we’re going to find fresh and interesting ways of dramatizing the novel’s dynamics.” While Hulu is attached to Normal People, there is no word yet if the streaming platform will sign up for Conversations with Friends

 

 

There is no news yet on when Conversations with Friends will begin production or who will star in the series, but in the meantime Normal People is set to air in April on BBC and Hulu in April of this year. 

 

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This Wattpad Story Is ‘Slow Dancing’ To Television

Slow Dancing, a Wattpad story, is on its way to having a series adaptation. The story written by Noelle or hepburnettes has gained an amazing amount of reads since its release, 9.6 million in fact. Producers Arron Levitz and Eric Lehram who worked on Light as a Feather, Stiff as a Board, a Hulu show which was also adapted from a Wattpad story, are set to produce this new series in collaboration with Mediacorp.

 

 

Slow Dancing is about a twenty-year-old woman who is tasked to help her long-time crush after he has a serious car accident that leaves him temporarily blinded. However, the task is nowhere near easy because Isla, the main character has to pretend to be Kaden’s (her crush’s) girlfriend because she didn’t make it. Yeah, intense. The first twenty chapters are available to read for free, but the rest of the story has to be paid for, so you will have to acquire coins in exchange for the rest of the chapters.

 

Image Via Wattpad

 

As a genuine fan of Wattpad as a platform, I hope this works out well. A past adaption from Wattpad like After was a mess in my opinion but Light as a Feather, Stiff as a Board is okay. There is some serious talent on the website and it’s an amazing opportunity to have their works made into television and film. The only hope is that the end result is good.

 

 

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