Conversations with Friends: Who's in the cast and what's the release date?

SALLY Rooney will have another one of her books adapted into another iconic screenplay.

Following the success of Normal People, BBC Three and Hulu ordered a TV adaptation of Sally's book Conversations With Friends.

Who is in the cast of Conversations With Friends?

Joe Alywn as Nick

Joe Alwyn will play the lead character of Nick Conway.

The actor first rose to fame in 2016 after appearing as Billy in Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk.

He also appeared in screenplays such as Harriet, A Christmas Carol and The Last Letter from Your Lover.

Jemima Kirke as Melissa

Jemima Kirke will star as Melissa in the new show.

The actress first appeared on screens in 2005 after appearing on Smile For The Camera.

She has also appeared in an episode of The Simpsons voicing a character named as Candance's Friend and also appeared in The Little Hours, Strangers and Sex Education as Hope Haddon.

Sasha Lane as Bobbi

Sasha Lane is an American actress from Dallas, Texas.

The actress first appeared on screens as Star in American Honey back in 2016.

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Alison Oliver as Frances

Alison is a recent graduate of Dublin's Lir Academy, where Normal People actor Paul Mescal also graduated.

She will appear on the new show as Bobbi's former partner Frances.

Alison is a newcomer in the TV industry and will be appearing on screen for the very first time on the new show.

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What is the series based on?

Rooney has become one of the most well-known authors in the literary world. 

Rooney’s debut novel Conversations with Friends follows the life of two best friends and former lovers Frances and Bobbi, who recite poetry together at a Dublin university. 

They later form afriendship with an older married couple, journalist Melissa and actor Nick which puts their relationship in jeopardy.

While Bobbi defends Melissa and distances herself from Frances, Frances and Nick have a secret romantic relationship. 

When does Conversations with Friends premiere on Hulu?

Back in April 12, 2022, an official trailer was released and gave fans a peek of what to expect on the new show.

The show is to be released on May 15, 2022, on both Hulu and BBC Three.

Stills of the characters on a European vacation, as well as a look at Oliver and Alwyn in character, have been released via Vanity Fair. 

Conversations with Friends is directed by Irish filmmaker Lenny Abrahamson – who is best known for his film Room – and written by screenwriter Alice Birch, who worked with Rooney on the screenplay for Normal People.

Ahead of the premiere, Lenny told The Hollywood Reporter: "Conversations is really a coming-of-age story."

"Centering on Frances, who is trying to figure herself out… it’s prepared to challenge the viewer’s own sense of what is good or right in various situations."

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"The relationships are messier, and there are more of them."

The director further teased: "Frances is such a particular person — sometimes glorious, sometimes deeply frustrating with a tendency to hide herself."

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