Normal People, from 18 May the cult TV series with Paul Mescal is available on RaiPlay

Normal People, bang for RaiPlay

Normal People arrives in Italy on RaiPlay starting from Thursday 18 May 2023almost three years after it had landed in our country for the first time on Lionsgate+ (then called Starzplay), the Starz premium streaming service that operated in Italy from 2019 to March 2023. The series that has captivated television critics and American audiences on Hulu and the British one on BBC Three.

Normal People to be released on May 18 on RaiPlay

A detail of the Normal People poster with Paul Mescal and Daisy Edgar-Jones Credits Starzplay
A detail of the Normal People poster with Paul Mescal and Daisy Edgar-Jones Credits Starzplay

Based on the novel of the same name by the 29-year-old Irish author Sally Rooneywhich we published last year by Einaudi with the title “Ordinary people”, Normal People debuted Thursday 16 July 2020 on Starzplay in Italy, and becomes available again – this time on RaiPlay – from Thursday 18 May 2023.

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As a fan of the novel, I think the creative team did an amazing job of bringing the story to the screen,” he has declared Super Kalle, executive vice president of Starz International Digital Networks. “The tenderness of this modern love story is something everyone can relate to and will resonate with STARZPLAY’s audience globally, an audience that expects original and provocative content from our service..”

Normal People plot, what it’s about

In a school in a small town in County Sligo in the west of Ireland, Connell (Mescal) is a well-loved, good-looking, and athletic football player. Marianne (Edgar-Jones) is a loner, proud, unpopular and fearful of his schoolmates, who goes out of his way to avoid, and defies the authority of teachers.

Sparks fly between the two when Connell picks up his mother Lorraine (Sarah Greene) at work at Marianne’s home. The two teenagers feel each other attracted to each other from a strange bond ed indeliblea relationship which however both are determined to keep hidden to their peers. A year laterboth study a Dublin and Marianne has found her place in a new social world, while Connell is aloof, shy and uncertain.

A love story Contemporary How much addictive, Normal People will follow the couple as they delve into the relationship that will allow one and the other in and out of each other’s lives, exploring how complicated they can be the intimacy and a young love.

Normal People cast, actors and characters

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The protagonists of the series are brought on stage by Daisy Edgar-Jones (the Serie War of the Worlds by Fox) as Marianne, and from the newcomer Paul Mescalin his first television role as Connell. Sarah Greene plays Lorraine, Connell’s mother, while Aislín McGuckin it’s Denise, Marianne’s. Anna Hardwicke is Rob, a friend and classmate of Connell, while Frank Blake is Marianne’s brother Alan.

Normal People trailer, first look at the series

Normal People episodes, how many are there

Adapted from the same Sally Rooney together with the writers Alice Birch e Mark O’Rowethe series consists of 12 episodes of 30 minutes each and an Element Pictures production. Lenny Abrahamson (Room) directed episodes one through six and Hetty McDonald (Howard’s End) those from seven to twelve. Filming took place during 2019 a Sligo in Irlanda, in Sweden e in Italia.

They are executive producers of the series Ed Guiney (The favourite, Dublin Murders always on Starzplay), Andrew Lowe (The favourite), Emma Norton (Rosie, A Date for Mad Mary), e Anna Ferguson (No Offense) on behalf of Element Pictures. Sally Rooney and director Lenny Abrahamson also serve as executive producers. The international distributor of the series is Endeavor Content.

Normal People streaming, where to see it

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Normal People in streaming is available exclusively in the RaiPlay catalogue, where it is also accessible Conversations with Friends, the other series based on a novel by Rooney.

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