Normal People to film new episodes for Comic Relief

Normal People to film new episodes for Comic Relief

Normal People will return for two specials after series one broke BBC iPlayer records as fans still can't get enough of the hit show.

Actress Daisy Edgar-Jones and Paul Mescal took part in tonight's RTÉ Does Comic Relief, with confirmation of their appearance making global headlines this week. After falling in love with the Irish author's novel, we eagerly awaited its television adaptation starring Daisy Edgar-Jones and Paul Mescal, which did not disappoint.

Normal Older People is set four decades from now, showing Marianne and Connell as an older married couple, but despite the years, they're still pretty very bad at communicating.

Speaking to Miriam O'Callaghan on RTE Radio, Comic Relief co-creator Richard Curtis gave fans a hint of what's to come.

For RTÉ's special Comic Relief three-hour long programme, which aired on Friday, Marianne and Connell featured in a short skit, written by Conor McPhearson and directed remotely via Zoom by Lenny Ambrahamson.

Hozier performed a heart-stopping rendition of Bridge Over Troubled Waters
Hozier performed a heart-stopping rendition of Bridge Over Troubled Waters

As the priest rambles on, giving Connell advice which isn't much use, we hear tapping on the other side of the confession box, which turns out to be Marianne. "I can't imagine any context in which they would have allowed this little sort of extra special guest into the world of Normal People".

Two new episodes of Normal People will be made, which will explore what the hell happened to the couple from Ireland.

The first episode of the drama has now been watched by 6.75 million devices just two months after it aired, making it the most popular programme on the channel ever.

Although we were expecting something a bit more emotional, it still brought tears to our eyes.

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