Back in 2018, Normal People, Sally Rooney’s best-selling novel swept our bookcases (and the Twittersphere) as the general population became addicted to the story of Marianne and Connell, two teenagers in Galway who strike up a secret love affair and embark on a painful and complicated relationship from school to university in Dublin.
And now, the TV adaptation we’ve been waiting for two years is finally upon us: fronted by newcomers Daisy Edgar-Jones and Paul Mescal, in what will be a 12-part BBC Three series, dropping next Sunday 26 April.
Arguably in these isolated times we could all do with some swoon, and thankfully, the BBC have dropped the first clip from the upcoming screen adaptation – and it’s everything we need right now, tbh.
In the snippet, we see Marianne telling Connell she liked him “not just as a friend”, followed by the pair having their first kiss.
Watch the first look preview of Normal People below…