Normal People is Getting a Sequel
While people have already binge-watched the first season multiple times, Normal People’s sequel is much-anticipated. In the past, the stars of the show have hinted on no season 2. However, it seems that the fans are in for a pleasant surprise as some new episodes are releasing soon.
Based on Sally Rooney’s novel, the show depicts two troubled souls who depend on each other.
Produced by Element Pictures, the show on-aired on Hulu and BBC Three simultaneously. It is based on Sally Rooney’s best-selling novel which sold almost 64,000 copies in the first few months. Since then, every book blogger and avid reader had been talking about it. Therefore, it was inevitable that the show was made after two years. The story revolves around two Irish youngsters, Connell and Marianne, who have their own demons to deal with. Despite that, they form a connection which at times seems a bit too frustrating. Throughout the years and regardless of their own issues, they stick around for each other. The lead actors, Daisy Edgar-Jones and Paul Mescal, has been highly praised for their flawless performances. That is why people wanted Normal People’s sequel.
Recently, it was announced that Normal People’s sequel will be released but there’s a twist.
While Normal People’s sequel is coming out, it is not the second season of the show. It is neither a full-fledged season. In fact, it is just two more episodes added to the story but for a greater cause. Normal People’s sequel consisting of just two episodes will be a part of RTE Does Comic Relief. While Connell and Marianne will be seen in the special episodes, their timeline will be set 40 years in future. According to the comic relief co-founder, Richard Curtis:
“There’s a beautiful piece called Normal Older People, which is imagining what would have happened to Marianne and Connell 40 years from now. I promise you, these are two very special bits. It’s so much better than anything we’ve ever made. I mean, I can’t even say all about it, because there’s a guest star in it. But it’s really, really beautiful.”
Apart from Normal People’s sequel, Chris O’Dowd, Andrew Scott and the cast of Derry Girls will be a part of RTE Comic Relief.