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Normal People is returning, set 40 years in the future, as Normal Older People.

Emily Temple

June 25, 2020, 12:48pm

The recent adaptation of Sally Rooney’s beloved bestseller Normal People ends, like the novel, on a bit of a cliffhanger: after years of on agains and off agains, Connell gets accepted to a writing program in New York, and Marianne is going to stay in Dublin. Will they fall apart? Will they stay together? Will they actually say their feelings out loud, one time, before their silence destroys everything? Will Connell keep wearing his iconic chain? Will it or Marianne be more useful to him in his quest to write the Next Great American-Irish Novel?

Well, I guess we’re going to find out. Tomorrow. The Independent reports that Paul Mescal and Daisy Edgar-Jones will be reuniting for two new special short form episodes of Normal People set 40 years in the future. The episodes will air on RTÉ tomorrow (which means you can only watch them in Ireland and Northern Ireland, but then again, this is the internet) as part of RTÉ Does Comic Relief. They will be entitled Normal Older People.

Yes, really.

According to Comic Relief co-founder Richard Curtis, “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.”

Okay, I’ll watch.

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