A sequel to Normal People? We would love that, says Daisy Edgar-Jones and his director … but viewers may have to wait until 2025 to see what happened to the characters later in life
the The locked television hit Normal People.
Now her star and director have hinted that the drama could spawn a sequel … although fans can be very patient.
Daisy Edgar-Jones, who played the affluent teenager Marianne, spoke enthusiastically about returning to the role to find out what happens to her character later in life, but not yet.
Normal People’s Daisy Edgar-Jones (pictured as Marianne with Paul Mescal, playing Connell) spoke enthusiastically of his return to the role to find out what happens to his character later in life.
The BBC series, adapted from the hit novel by Sally Rooney, ended with Marianne encouraging her working-class lover Connell, played by Paul Mescal, to accept a place in a writing class in New York while ‘she was staying in Dublin.
The 22-year-old actress said, “ The open ending is sort of perfect. This is what life is like, you never know what’s going on.
“I like the fact that I don’t know where they are and that we shouldn’t say goodbye to them. But at the same time, I guess I would be curious to see where they are going, maybe at their next stage in life, maybe in their early 30s or even later.
“I would like to see what it would do, but I guess it depends on Sally and what she wants to do.
But viewers could wait a while to see Daisy-Edgar Jones re-embody Marianne, as director Lenny Abrahamson said a second series may not take place until 2025.
Director Lenny Abrahamson also sparked hopes of revisiting the characters, but not until 2025.
“We talked about the possibility of seeing how interesting it would be to come back with them,” he said.
“But apart from a few general reflections over a drink, there were no concrete discussions. As Sally says, the book stops where it stops because it feels good. But I feel like I’m sneaking in the back of my head that if everyone wanted it and if the stars aligned, I would like to see them again in five years and find out what happened.
Mescal has already said that he would be interested in a sequel, saying: “If I have the opportunity to replay it, it’s incredible.”
A second series would be hosted by BBC bosses. The 12 episodes of the drama had 23 million downloads on iPlayer and were successful in Ireland and America.