The highly anticipated adaptation of Sally Rooney’s debut novel, Conversations with friendsis set to air this weekend.
Directed by Lenny Abrahamson and Leanne Welham, the series follows two Dublin students threatened by the bond they develop with an older married couple. This is the team’s second adaptation of a Sally Rooney novel, the first being Normal people.
Conversations with friends: Cast of the set, synopsis and trailer
Conversations with friends is slated to premiere May 15, exclusively on Hulu. The series is based on the novel of the same name by Sally Rooney. Produced by Ed Guiney, Andrew Lowe, Emma Norton, Sally Rooney, Lenny Abrahamson, Tommy Bulfin and Rose Garnett, the series will have a total of 12 episodes.
The synopsis for the series reads as follows:
“It follows Frances, a 21-year-old student, as she navigates a series of relationships that force her to confront her own vulnerabilities for the first time. Frances is observant, cerebral and vivacious. Her ex-girlfriend, now best friend, Bobbi is confident, outspoken and persuasive.”
Here’s a look at the stunning ensemble cast of Hulu’s upcoming drama.
Joe Alwyn as Nick Conway
English actor Joe Alwyn is best known for his work in Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, The Favourite, Boy Erased, Mary Queen of Scots, and Harriet among others. His accolades include a Chopard Trophy, Critics’ Choice Movie Awards, a Grammy and many others.
He co-wrote and co-produced the songs Exile, My tears ricochet, Augustand Betty in by Taylor Swift Folklore album. He also helped her write and produce champagne problems and Coney Island for his album Still.
Alwyn will star as actor Nick Conway in Hulu’s adaptation of Sally Rooney Conversations with friends.
Jemima Kirke as Melissa Conway
Jemima Kirke is a British-American artist, actress and director. She is best known for her performances in Girls, smile for the camera, small furniture, The Simpsons, S*x Education, Maniac, High Maintenance and Zayn’s music video for From dusk till dawn.
She’ll be seen playing Nick’s wife, Melissa Conway, a photographer and essayist, in Hulu’s upcoming series.
Sasha Lane as Bobbi Connolly
American actress Sasha Lane is best known for her work in American Honey, Loki, Hellboy, After Everything, Hearts Beat Loud, The Miseducation of Cameron Post, and Daniel is not real. She has also starred in music videos, including that of Halsey’s If I can’t have love and by Lewis Capaldi Before you leave.
She will be seen as Bobbi Connolly, a student and partner of Frances, in Hulu’s adaptation of Sally Rooney Conversations with friends.
Alison Oliver as Frances
Alison Oliver is an Irish actress who will be seen as Frances in the upcoming Hulu series. His project Best interests should be released in 2023.
Flow Conversations with friends on Hulu starting May 15.
Edited by Mohini Banerjee
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