The cast of the upcoming TV adaption of Conversations with Friends has been announced, and it features Taylor Swift’s boyfriend Joe Alwyn.
The 29-year-old will take on the role of Nick who embarks on an affair with the narrator, Frances, who is being portrayed by Alison Oliver.
Utopia star Sasha Lane will take on the role of her best friend and ex-girlfriend, Bobbi, and Girls actress Jemima Kirke will play Melissa.
The series was given the go-ahead following the mammoth success of Normal People, also penned by Sally Rooney.
Ed Guiney, the executive producer of the series, told The Irish Times that ‘expectations are high’ but show bosses are ‘dying to get into making it’.
He said: “Obviously expectations are high in the wake of Normal People.
“And although they are cousins and connected by Sally, Lenny and Element, we want to make sure Conversations With Friends is very much its own unique thing and we are so excited to announce this brilliant cast.
“We’ve been delayed a bit by Covid, but are dying to get into making it.”
Conversations with Friends, which became a best-seller in the US, selling almost 64,000 copies in hardcover in its first four months of release, follows the story of two Dublin college students who forge a strange connection with a married couple.
The show will be filmed in Dublin, Belfast and other international locations that have yet to be confirmed.
There’s no official release date just yet, but we’ll keep you posted.
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