Audiences will be treated to two new special episodes of Normal People as part of Ireland's RTÉ Does Comic Relief on Friday, 26 June. Fans of the series will finally find out whether or not Marianne and Connell stayed together in a reimagining of the couple 40 years later.
Normal People first aired on BBC3 in April, becoming one of the most popular series of lockdown. The story, based on the best-selling book by Sally Rooney, focuses on a young Irish couple, who meet at school and go to university in Dublin together.
The Comic Relief special episodes will see Daisy Edgar-Jones and Paul Mescal resume their roles as Marianne and Connell. Comic Relief founder Richard Curtis confirmed the news in a recent radio interview.
"There's a beautiful piece called Normal Older People, which is imagining what would have happened to Marianne and Connell 40 years from now," he told RTÉ Radio 1. "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, it's really beautiful.
"One of the things about Comic Relief is it just gives opportunities for things to happen that would never happen. I can't imagine any context in which they would have allowed this little sort of extra special into the world of Normal People."
Normal People is largely set in between Sligo and Dublin, with one episode based in Italy, in Marianne's family holiday home. Airbnb has since confirmed that the beautiful villa featured in the series is available to hire once the pandemic is over.
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