A Hit Novel Comes To The Screen With 'Normal People' When a popular book becomes a television series, the stakes are high. Sally Rooney's novel Normal People is no exception, and the very good Hulu adaptation has finally arrived. The new series tells the story of Marianne and Connell, who go to high school together in Ireland. We follow the couple for a few years as they drift toward adulthood, sometimes apart and sometimes together. And while the show features other characters like their mothers and friends, it's mostly a study of Marianne and Connell and how their relationship shifts.
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A Hit Novel Comes To The Screen With 'Normal People'

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A Hit Novel Comes To The Screen With 'Normal People'

A Hit Novel Comes To The Screen With 'Normal People'

A Hit Novel Comes To The Screen With 'Normal People'

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The new adaptation of Sally Rooney's novel Normal People, stars Daisy Edgar-Jones as Marianne, and Paul Mescal as Connell. Hulu hide caption

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The new adaptation of Sally Rooney's novel Normal People, stars Daisy Edgar-Jones as Marianne, and Paul Mescal as Connell.

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When a popular book becomes a television series, the stakes are high. Sally Rooney's novel Normal People is no exception, and the very good Hulu adaptation has finally arrived. The new series tells the story of Marianne and Connell, who go to high school together in Ireland. We follow the couple for a few years as they drift toward adulthood, sometimes apart and sometimes together. And while the show features other characters like their mothers and friends, it's mostly a study of Marianne and Connell and how their relationship shifts.

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The audio was produced and edited by Mike Katzif and Jessica Reedy.