FIRST LOOK Conversations with Friends

BBC Three have released a number of images from their latest adaptation of a Sally Rooney novel, Conversations with Friends.


With Normal People being the huge hit that it was in 2020, making household names out of its two leads, Daisy Edgar-Jones and Paul Mescal, all eyes are already on BBC Three's latest 12-part adaptation of a Sally Rooney novel, Conversations with Friends.


Directed by Lenny Abrahamson and Leanne Welham and produced by Element Pictures, this very modern love story and complex coming-of-age drama follows 21-year-old college student Frances, as she navigates a series of relationships that force her to confront her own vulnerabilities for the first time.


She is observant, cerebral and sharp. Her ex-girlfriend, now best friend, Bobbi is self-assured, outspoken and compelling. Though they broke up three years ago, Frances and Bobbi are virtually inseparable and perform spoken word poetry together in Dublin. It’s at one of their shows that they meet Melissa, an older writer, who is fascinated by the pair.



Bobbi and Frances start to spend time with Melissa and her husband, Nick, a handsome but reserved actor. While Melissa and Bobbi flirt with each other openly, Nick and Frances embark on an intense, secret affair that is surprising to them both.


Soon the affair begins to test the bond between Frances and Bobbi, forcing Frances to reconsider her sense of self, and the friendship she holds so dearly.



Conversations with Friends will star emerging talent Alison Oliver as Frances, Sasha Lane as Bobbi, Joe Alwyn as Nick and Jemima Kirke as Melissa.


Conversations with Friends will air soon on BBC Three