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FIRST LOOK Normal People

Today BBC Three have announced that their upcoming 12-part adaptation of Sally Rooney's bestselling novel, Normal People will drop as a boxset on Sunday 26th April alongside some new images and a brand new trailer.

The highly-anticipated TV adaptation, which will also air on BBC One at a later date, is an exquisite and compulsive modern love story about how two people can profoundly impact each other’s lives.

The series stars Daisy Edgar-Jones as Marianne and Paul Mescal as Connell and tracks their tender but complicated relationship, from the end of their school days in small-town west of Ireland to their undergraduate years at Trinity College.

At school, he’s well-liked and popular, while she’s lonely, proud and intimidating. But when Connell comes to pick up his mother from her cleaning job at Marianne’s house, 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.

In the US the series will launch on Hulu on Wednesday 29th April. Watch the first look trailer in case you missed it, here.

Normal People launches Sunday 26th April on BBC Three


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