Normal People director teases ‘revisiting Marianne and Connell in five years’ in season 2 time jump

NORMAL People's director has teased ‘revisiting Marianne and Connell in five years’ in a season two time jump.

The first series of the BBC drama was a huge hit, with more than 23 million downloads on iPlayer.

*Spoilers ahead for series one of Normal People*

Fans are desperate to know what happens next to on-off lovers Marianne (Daisy Edgar-Jones) and Connell (Paul Mescal) and now director Lenny Abrahamson has teased what could occur.

Speaking to Deadline, Lenny said: "We’ve talked about the possibility of how interesting it would be to check back in with them, but apart from just general musings and over a drink, no, there have been no concrete discussions about what it would be like."

The first series was adapted from author Sally Rooney's bestselling novel, and ends with Marianne encouraging Connell to accept a place on a writing course in New York, while she remained in Dublin.

Lenny added: "As Sally says, the book stops where it stops because it feels right.


"But, I have a sneaking thing in the back of my head that if everybody was willing, and if the stars aligned, I’d love to revisit them in five years and find out what happened, where they are.

"Is somebody a father or a mother? What relationships are they in that then get disrupted by their meeting again?

"But it would be really strange to pick that up eight weeks later with him traveling to New York, I think. There needs to be time."

While fans could have a lengthy wait on their hands for season two, they were offered a brief reunion between Marianne and Connell during the Comic Relief fundraiser in Ireland last month.

The clip saw the pair end up at the same church for confessional, where they spoke to the 'hot priest' from Fleabag, Andrew Scott.

They then expressed their feelings towards each other with the help of a Boyzone song before disappearing.

Normal People is available to stream on BBC iPlayer.

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