- Season 1 of Normal Peopl e is now available on Hulu.
- The series is based on the bestselling novel by Irish author Sally Rooney.
- Here's what we know about a possible season 2.
Hulu ordered the first season of Normal People less than a year after Sally Rooney's novel appeared on bookstores. The novel itself took even less time to gain international recognition, as Rooney nicknamed the "first great millennial author" (Rooney was 27 when Normal People came out) and got the story of two Irish teenagers College lovers got a fever.
With Hulu's recent adaptation Normal People may also be one of the few recent shows that have been able to translate the functions of literature on the screen without recourse to ugly narrative: either a forced monologue or natural voice-over. (Hulu's earlier sensation of literature on screen The Handmaid & # 39; s Tale relies heavily on the latter despite great brilliance.)
The unique thing about Normal People ̵
Although it takes several years in the lives of the characters Connell and Marianne, Rooney's novel was largely exhausted by the first season of the Hulu series. And without continuing the novel in development, fans wonder if the story should just continue on the small screen. We know the following so far.
Will there be a season for ordinary people ? 2?
Given the success of The Handmaid & # 39; s Tale (a three-season show based on a two-book series written by literary giant Margaret Atwood), you would be a savvy player will spend money on at least one more season for normal people .
Director Lenny Abrahamson told the Radio Times he would be interested in picking up on the story ten years after its graduation (when the characters Connell and Marianne are in their early 30s): "I have a fantasy of I'm doing some kind of ten years to see where they will be in ten years if I'm not too old at the time. “
Actor Paul Mescal (who plays" Connell ") said he would" raise my hand and say I would play Connell until the cows come home ".
However, the producers have not confirmed a follow-up season and say that the BBC is not yet advancing its second season.
But it's only been two years since Normal People hit the bookshelves – barely enough time for Rooney to think about a sequel and then write it. And even if we don't have a literary sequel to come, there is no reason why television cannot determine its own course. (Although, like Game of Thrones and maybe The Outsider it will go into unknown waters.)