The second Sally Rooney adaptation Conversations with Friends is now available to binge-watch on its respected platforms.
We confirm how many episodes there are in the series, explore Season 2 possibilities, and explain where you can watch the series in the UK and the US.
Developed by Element Pictures for BBC Three and Hulu and based on the 2017 novel of the same name by Sally Rooney, Conversations with Friends shines a light on the vulnerabilities of 21-year-old college student Frances as she navigates her way through a series of relationships.
Conversations with Friends episode guide
Conversations with Friends has 12 episodes within its debut, with each episode lasting approximately 25-31 minutes in length.
The series chose not to use episode titles and the installments were helmed by Lenny Abrahamson and Leanne Welham interchangeably, with Meadhbh McHugh, Susan Soon He Stanton, Mark O’Halloran, and Alice Birch on board as writers.
All episodes are now available to watch as a box set, however, BBC Three in the UK will be airing the episodes at 10 PM BST according to the below schedule:
Episode 1 – Directed by Lenny Abrahamson – 15 May 2022
Episode 2 – Directed by Lenny Abrahamson – 15 May 2022
Episode 3 – Directed by Lenny Abrahamson – 16 May 2022
Episode 4 – Directed by Lenny Abrahamson – 22 May 2022
Episode 5 – Directed by Lenny Abrahamson – 23 May 2022
Episode 6 – Directed by Leanne Welham – 24 May 2022
Episode 7 – Directed by Leanne Welham – TBA
Episode 8 – Directed by Leanne Welham – TBA
Episode 9 – Directed by Leanne Welham – TBA
Episode 10 – Directed by Leanne Welham – TBA
Episode 11 – Directed by Lenny Abrahamson – TBA
Episode 12 – Directed by Lenny Abrahamson – TBA
We expect the final six episodes to follow a similar pattern.
Where to watch Conversations with Friends
As previously mentioned, viewers in the UK can tune into BBC Three on the aforementioned dates to watch Conversations with Friends.
Alternatively, UK viewers can also binge-watch the whole series on BBC iPlayer for free with a valid TV license, available through Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire, Chromecast, and PlayStation and Xbox consoles.
Viewers state-side can tune into the streaming service Hulu to watch Conversations with Friends, which will require a subscription fee.
Hulu plans begin at $6.99 per month which includes a 30-day free trial. The service is also available through the Disney Plus bundle for $13.99.
Season 2 possibilities
Even though Conversations with Friends was not billed as a miniseries, the cast and crew appear to be advocates of one season.
Speaking to TV Insider, executive producer Ed Guiney addressed the Season 1 conclusion:
“All our lives are unfinished stories until we shuffle off ultimately, and there’s something I think very satisfying and enriching about seeing someone’s experience for a moment in time. Undoubtedly, they’ll all go on to do fascinating things in some fictional universe.”
Additionally, E! News spoke to actor Sasha Lane about the audiences’ demand for closure:
“Everyone wants closure, and I’m like, ‘Yeah, think about it. Just go sit and spiral. Go do that on your own. We don’t have to show it for you.”
By Jo Craig – [email protected]
Conversations with Friends is now streaming on Hulu and BBC iPlayer.
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