CONFIRMED: As of May 2019, filming has now commenced on Normal People.
The heart wrenching book is now being made into a TV series and the BBC just released the first teaser trailer. According to Hulu's synopsis, the variation "tracks the gentle however hard dating of Marianne and Connell from the top in their college days in a small the city within the west of Eire to their undergraduate years at Trinity School".
At school, he's popular and clever while she's bullied and excluded for being intimidating and different, but the pair establish a connection when Connell arrives to pick up his mother from her cleaning job at Marianne's house. Management duties are shared between Oscar-nominated director Lenny Abrahamson (Room and The little stranger) and award-winning director Hettie McDonald (Howard's End).
Normal People will premiere in the spring on BBC Three, the BBC's online youth channel. Over the years, their dynamics ebbs and flows, and they move in and out of each other's lives; still, their relationship deepens and they grow more into themselves. It will be 12 parts (feels excessive) and can be watched on BBC Three.
Speaking to The Guardian, Piers Wenger, controller of BBC Drama, said: "Young people's lives now more than ever are complicated and confusing and yet they are exerting agency on the world and that I think makes them - and their stories - relevant to all of us".
"I know we haven't done the whole friendship thing... but I was wondering if we could".
Rooney, who has penned the adaptation alongside writers Alice Birch and Mark O'Rowe, was long-listed for the Man Booker Prize in 2018.
Yes, some images of the cast in character have been released, which you can see below.