The rousing success of 'Normal People' has sent the whole world into a frenzy. Jumping on its huge worldwide success, the BBC are desperate to bring back Sally Rooney's characters for a second season.
While only one novel and a short story based on the characters of Connell and Marianne exist, the people who brought the on-off lovers to life for the small screen are keen to make a 'Normal People' second season happen in the future.
Before penning the novel, author Sally Rooney first wrote 'At the Clinic' for literary magazine The White Review in 2016. The short story sees the pair, who are both now 23-years-old, embark on a journey to get Marianne's wisdom tooth taken care of. It's interesting to see how fleshed out the two characters were, even before Rooney began work on the novel.
Now, it seems that the success of 'Normal People' has been hard for the BBC to ignore, and they want to bring audiences a second season, joining the characters 10 years on after the outcome of the final episode.
According to The Mirror, director of the current series Lenny Abharamson has voiced wanting to return to the characters again in the future, saying: "I have a fantasy of doing a kind of 10-year… you know, seeing where they are in 10 years’ time sort of thing. It’d be good." There's been no word yet on whether Sally Rooney is on board to pen a follow-up season, which was a collaboration between the BBC and Hulu.
In the meantime, Rooney, Abrahamson and many of the team who worked on 'Normal People' are busy working on adapting Rooney's first novel 'Conversations with Friends'. According to executive producer Ed Guiney, the team started working on the series even before 'Normal People' began production.
If you're interested in reading Rooney's short story 'At The Clinic', then you can do so here.