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Normal People Season 2: Will it Happen?

April 29, 2020
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Nothing can be more satisfying than tv adaptations doing justice to their written counterparts. Irish author Sally Rooney’s novel, ‘Normal People’ was the winner of the prestigious Costa Book of the Year award 2019 and it is a beloved book among many. So when BBC announced that it was converting this manuscript into a television series, readers were skeptical. But putting an end to all doubts, ‘Normal People’, after its release on BBC and Hulu, soared beyond the expectations of both fans and critics.

Beautiful, extremely detailed, and equally heart-rending, ‘Normal People’ touched the emotional chords of audiences. After its remarkable tv debut, this rare piece of drama has raised the next inevitable question: if and when will ‘Normal People’ season 2 release. Here’s everything we know.

Normal People Season 2 Release Date

‘Normal People’ season 1 released on April 29, 2020, on Hulu, in all its entirety of 12 episodes. Prior to its US premiere, it landed on BBC Three in the UK on April 26, 2020, as a boxset.

Season 1 of the show ends where the last page of its source material does. Yes, the freshman installment covers the entire novel. So, does this mean that ‘Normal People’ was just a one-off? Well, hold on to that thought! The makers have not entirely negated the idea of a follow-up edition.

During an interview, star Daisy Edgar-Jones revealed that the arcs of the characters were left open-ended toward the end. They are very much living their lives. Lead actor Paul Mescal added that it would be interesting to see what fate holds for the protagonists on the ‘other side’. Director Lenny Abrahamson echoed the sentiments in a similar vein, stating that it would be fantastic to see the characters 10 years down the lane.

The crew seems to be open to the idea of a follow-up season. But nothing is confirmed yet. We need to wait for an official update from BBC. And if the channel does decide to go ahead with another outing, we can expect ‘Normal People’ season 2 to release sometime in 2022. Currently, the team is working on Sally Rooney’s debut novel, ‘Conversations with Friends’, and they have already said they will focus on the future of ‘Normal People’ only in the long term.

Normal People Season 2 Cast: Who Can be in it?

Of course, if a season 2 happens, we cannot expect the story to continue without Daisy Edgar-Jones as Marianne Sheridan and Paul Mescal as Connell Waldron. The actors will definitely be back. Other characters who might make returns are Lorraine (Sarah Greene), Joanna (Eliot Salt), and Niall (Desmond Eastwood).

Normal People Season 2 Plot: What Can it be About?

In season 1’s finale, Connell decides to move to New York while Marianne stays back in Ireland. And after this, the story is simply left to our imaginations. They might keep in touch across borders while drifting in and out of each other’s lives. Or Connell might return to Ireland, only to find that Marianne has left. Yes, the possibilities are endless. And the director has already hinted on a decade-long time jump. So we will have to wait for a potential season 2 to hit tv screens — to actually know the real plot.

Normal People Trailer:

Check out the trailer for season 1 below:

Read More: Normal People Ending, Explained

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