Normal People's Daisy Edgar-Jones and Paul Mescal to reunite for two specials

Zoe Shenton
Photo credit: Normal People - BBC

From Cosmopolitan

Cancel all your Friday night lockdown plans asap because the stars of Normal People are reuniting for two specials. While we know there isn't a Normal People season 2 in the works, Daisy Edgar-Jones and Paul Mescal will be reuniting for the specials as part of RTÉ Does Comic Relief, which will air tomorrow night.

In early May, Oscar-nominated director Lenny Abrahamson hinted that the pair might eventually return to the screen together in a series set in the future, revealing he had a "fantasy" of revisiting the characters when they're 10 years older.

And guess what? That fantasy has now become a reality because the two special shows will reveal more about Connell and Marianne's fate, with one of the sketches actually jumping 40 years into the future.

"There’s a beautiful piece called Normal Older People, which is imagining what would have happened to Marianne and Connell 40 years from now. I promise you, these are two very special bits," Comic Relief co-founder Richard Curtis told RTÉ Radio 1.

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He also added that there'll be a surprise guest star appearing in one of the sketches and we can't wait to find out who it is.

"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.

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"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 guest into the world of Normal People."

The specials will be broadcast live on RTÉ from 8pm on Friday night and you can tune in here. That's our Friday night sorted then.

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