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The BBC have released the first trailer for their upcoming adaption of Sally Rooney’s acclaimed novel Normal People. The 12-part series is set for release later this year and the script been worked on by Rooney personally.
The book follows Marianne and Connell, two young people from a small town in the west of Ireland, as they move on to university. From two very different backgrounds, their relationship shifts and changes over the years, the dynamics of their social standing constantly playing off against their love for one another.
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The adaption stars relative newcomers Daisy Edgar-Jones and Paul Mescal.
The trailer, released earlier today, features various clips of the pair throughout the series, with a phone call providing the soundtrack. Take a look below:
Normal People is the second novel from Rooney, who previously penned Conversations with Friends. The novel was a breakout of 2018, so popular that for a while it was difficult to take the subway or the bus without spotting it in somebody’s hand. BBC acquired the rights to a TV adaption in 2019 and filming commenced in May of last year.
Normal People will be released later this year on BBC Three in the UK and Hulu in the US.
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In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Varys actor Conleth Hill provided his thoughts on his time on Game of Thrones and not all were positive. Hill revealed he was ‘disappointed’ with the final few seasons of the show, and was upset about Varys’s death, specifically, he was saddened that Varys did not get to have a final scene with Littlefinger, as Littlefinger had been his nemesis.
Hill said he ‘kinda dropped off the edge’ after Season 6, noting Varys himself was also pushed to the sidelines and had not been focused on as much. Hill was frustrated by this but understood that, as a show about a great number of characters, he understood that not everyone could hold the spotlight. He said that though the last few seasons were not the best part of the experience, he thoroughly enjoyed his time on the show, over all.
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He noted his favorite Varys scenes involved talking with Tyrion as they traveled in the cart together across Westeros, but commented that he was “dismayed” that Varys seemingly dulled a little in the later seasons, making mistakes he would not have previously made.
Still, Conleth Hill did say that his inclusion in the show was perhaps the high point of his career, saying it was surreal to be working on such on a huge show. His favorite moment was when they shot at Fair Head in Ireland, which is coincidentally where Hill grew up and where he first dreamed of being an actor.
Game of Thrones will air its final episode this Sunday at 9pm ET on HBO.
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