Amazon, HBO Max & Waave among ‘Conversations With Friends’ deals

Alison Oliver

Amazon, HBO Max, Lionsgate Play and Waave are among a slew of companies to have pre-bought Conversations With Friends, the upcoming BBC and Hulu drama from the team behind Normal People.

The 12 x 30-minute drama has been adapted from the debut novel by Sally Rooney and is being produced by Element Pictures and Endeavor Content, with director Lenny Abrahamson (Room) also attached.

Pre-sale deals have been struck with Amazon Prime Video in Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Africa, while HBO Max has taken EMEA rights (Spain, Portugal, Nordics, CEE, Netherlands, Baltics).

Lionsgate Play has claimed the show in India, while Korean streamer Wavve has rights along with Syn in Iceland and RTÉ inIreland.

The show, which is sold by Endeavor Content, was commissioned by BBC Three in the UK and Hulu in the US, and follows a 21-year-old college student as she navigates a series of relationships that force her to confront her own vulnerabilities for the first time.

It stars emerging talent Alison Oliver, Sasha Lane, Joe Alwyn and Jemima Kirke. The show is also reuniting Element, Endeavor and Abrahamson, who worked on fellow Rooney adaptation, Normal People, which became a break-out hit around the world last year.

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