UPDATE: June 28, 2020—Normal People made a return, all right, but it was even better than we could have ever imagined. Daisy Edgar-Jones and Paul Mescal did not simply step back into their roles as Marianne and Connell for the RTÉ Does Comic Relief charity event.
No, they also confessed their sins to the Hot Priest himself, Andrew Scott. That's right, this was the Normal People–Fleabag crossover event you didn't know you needed.
"I'm in love, Father, but it's...it's complicated," Mescal's Connell says in the sketch. "Tell me about it," responds Hot Priest. Seriously, watch this.
If that's not enough Fleabag-meets–Normal People content for you, here are some pics of the trio from Mescal's Instagram. Warning: Hot Priest is wearing a Connell chain and it may be too much for your delicate sensibilities.
Of course, the second sketch features that time jump we were telling you about in a bit that was titled, “Normal Older People.” If you were wondering what it would look like for Marianne and Connell to argue in their kitchen over beans and toast, this one's for you.
ORIGINAL STORY: June 26, 2020—
Hulu's Normal People likely made you believe in love again—or, at least, remember the sex you had before quarantine—before promptly tearing your heart out. Luckily, there may be more to see of Marianne, Connell, and Connell's iconic chain.
According to director Richard Curtis (Love, Actually), who also serves as the cofounder of Ireland's RTÉ Does Comic Relief charity event, actors Daisy Edgar-Jones and Paul Mescal will reprise their Normal People roles in two short installments by series director Lenny Abrahamson.
“I promise you, these are two very special bits,” Curtis told the Independent. “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, really beautiful.”
The two comedic short films will pick up 40 years in the future, starting on June 26. Yes, you read that right, Normal People is a comedy now.
Unfortunately, there is a catch. Currently, the specials are set to air on RTÉ, meaning only viewers in Ireland and Northern Ireland will have access to watch live. There is no word on when we'll be able to catch up with our favorite Irish lovers here in the U.S.
Whether or not we get to see the continuation of novelist Sally Rooney's story, Hulu has officially picked up another series by the famed author. Conversations With Friends, Rooney’s first book, follows the scandalous story of two best friends and sometime lovers, Frances and Bobbi, who become entangled with an older married couple. If you thought Normal People was sexy and filled with yearning, you haven't seen anything yet.
"Sally Rooney perfectly and beautifully captures the complicated dynamics of relationships in her stories," Beatrice Springborn, Hulu's VP of content, said in a statement, per People. "After bringing that to life in Normal People to an overwhelmingly positive response, we are honored to do the same with Conversations With Friends. We are excited to continue our creative partnership with Sally, Element Pictures, Lenny, and the BBC, which has been a dream collaboration."
Honestly, this series couldn't come soon enough.
Originally Appeared on Glamour