The highly anticipated new Sally Rooney drama has arrived and here's everything you need to know about Conversation with Friends. 

From the author and producers of the smash hit Normal People, starring Daisy Edgar-Jones and Paul Mescal, fans have been eager to get their hands on the new 12 part series.

Viewers are expecting a lot from the new TV adaption after Normal People's success which saw more than 62 million streams since its release during the lockdown in 2020.

Based on Rooney's 2017 debut novel, the tv adaptation will follow the lives of two Dublin college students, Frances and Bobbi and their strange friendship with a married couple. 

Here's everything you need to know about the series from the cast to what time it will be on TV.

How to watch BBC Three's Conversation with Friends

Conversation with Friends is one of the first and biggest dramas to launch on BBC Three since it recently returned as a linear channel.

It will premiere on BBC Three in the UK, Hulu in the US, and RTE in Ireland.

You can watch it on the BBC Three channel on Sunday, May 15 at 10 pm and can catch up on BBC iPlayer.

Conversation with Friends Cast

Alison Oliver plays Frances in her first major on-screen role alongside Sasha Lane who plays her outdoing best friend and former partner Bobbi.

You might recognise Lane from her portrayal of Hunter C-20 in the Marvel series Loki.

Joe Alwyn, known for his work in the period dramas The Favourite and Mary Queen of Scots, plays the well-known actor Nick and husband to London writer Melissa (Jemima Kirke).

Fans of the popular Netflix show Sex Education will recognise Kirke from her role as Hope Haddon.

Other cast members include Derry Girls actors Justine Mitchell and Tommy Tiernan who play Paula and Dennis respectively.

Another familiar face starring in the series is Alex Murphy who will pay Frances' university friend Phillip.

Fans of The Young Offenders will know and love him as Conor MacSweeney.

What is Conversation with Friends about?

The story follows two Dublin college students, Frances and Bobbi as they spark an unexpected friendship with married couple Melissa and Nick.

The 21-year-old college student Frances, who is played by Alison Oliver, and her ex-girlfriend and now best friend Bobbi, portrayed by Sasha Lane, broke up three years ago but remain close friends.

The pair continue to hang out and even perform spoken word poetry together in Dublin.

At one of their shows, they meet writer Melissa, played by Sex Education star Jemima Kirke, and they end up spending time with her and her actor husband Nick (Joe Alwyn).

From there, things get a little...complicated.

While Melissa and Bobbi flirt with each other openly, Nick and Frances start a secret affair which tests the bonds among the friendships and relationships within the group.

Conversations With Friends will be broadcast at 10 pm on BBC Three and will be available on BBC iPlayer.