The BBC has launched a new trailer to coincide with the announcement of the broadcast dates for Element Pictures’ highly anticipated TV adaptation of Sally Rooney’s ‘Normal People’.

The 12-part drama tracks the tender but complicated relationship of Marianne and Connell from the end of their school days in a small town west of Ireland to their undergraduate years at Trinity College. At school, he’s well-liked and popular, while she’s lonely, proud and intimidating. But when Connell comes to pick up his mother from her cleaning job at Marianne’s house, a strange and indelible connection grows between the two teenagers – one they are determined to conceal. A year later, they’re both studying in Dublin and Marianne has found her feet in a new social world but Connell hangs at the sidelines, shy and uncertain.

The show stars Daisy Edgar-Jones (War Of The Worlds, Cold Feet) as Marianne and Paul Mescal, in his first television role, as Connell.

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 The series will land as a boxset on BBC Three on 26 April 2020, it will also air on BBC One on a date yet to be confirmed. It will also be released in the US on Hulu on 29 April.