The Cast Has Been Revealed For Sally Rooney’s ‘Conversations With Friends’ TV Adaption

It's set to be on our screens in the next year

After the whirlwind success of the tv adaptation of Sally Rooney’s Normal People, fans everywhere were beside themselves with excitement when the news came that Sally’s award-winning debut novel ‘Conversations with Friends’ would also be adapted for the screen.

Now, award-winning production company Element Pictures has today announced the highly anticipated casting for the BBC and Hulu TV adaptation.

Alison Oliver, an emerging talent from Lir Academy (whose graduates include Normal People’s Paul Mescal) will play Frances, Sasha Lane (American Honey, The Miseducation of Cameron Post) will star as Bobbi, Joe Alwyn (The Favourite, Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk) as Nick and Jemima Kirke (Sex Education, Girls) as Melissa, in this unique series that is both a complex coming of age drama and a very modern love story.

“Lenny’s deep affinity for Sally’s writing and talent for finding actors to bring her fictional creations to life played a huge part in bringing Normal People so successfully to screen,” revealed Piers Wenger, Director of BBC Drama.

“In casting Alison, Sasha, Joe and Jemima, that same flair and instinct is in evidence and we cant wait to see how they will bring Frances, Bobbi, Nick and Melissa to life.”

While Executive Producer and Director Lenny Abrahamson shared, “I feel so excited to be collaborating with four such superb actors to bring Sally’s brilliant novel to the screen.”

Some faces in the lineup may be familiar to you, Jemima is most known for her standout role of Jessa on hit TV show Girls, while Joe is most often recognised as the long-term boyfriend of pop star Taylor Swift.

Conversations with Friends will premiere on BBC Three and air on BBC One, next year on BBC, Hulu and RTÉ.