The first trailer has been released for the BBC and Hulu’s adaptation of Sally Rooney’s Normal People (Faber).
Shared online this afternoon, the clip gives viewers their first glimpse of Daisy Edgar Jones as Marianne and Paul Mescal, in his first television role, as Connell.
Over footage of the series, the trailer plays a crackly phonecall between the pair in which Marianne tells Connell: “I keep thinking how nice it was to see you and I was thinking that I’ve missed having you in my life …”
The trailer prominently features a number of sex scenes between the two and ends with them sitting together on the beach.
Airing on BBC Three and BBC One in the spring and on Hulu in the US, the 12-part drama was adapted by Rooney alongside writers Alice Birch and Mark O’Rowe.
It has been put together by Element Pictures, the company behind award-winning films such as “The Favourite” and “Room”.
The Normal People trailer has been released (BBC)
Filming for the eagerly awaited series took place in Dublin, Sligo and Italy, with Lenny Abrahamson and Hettie McDonald sharing directorial duties.
Rooney’s novel has been a huge critical and commercial success, racking up 459,302 copies for £4.1m through the TCM since its 2018 release and winning awards including Best Novel at the Costa Book Awards and Book of the Year at the Nibbies.
It follows Marianne and Connell in an on-and-off romance that starts at school and continues through college as the pair experiment with other partners and different versions of themselves.