'Normal People' crosses over with 'Fleabag' for RTÉ Comic Relief
Jun 28 2020
It featured Mescal's character Connell going to confession with Scott's character, known to fans as the Hot Priest, before Edgar-Jones' Marianne also comes to bare her soul.
After devouring Sally Rooney's 2018 Normal People novel and conjuring up the love-stricken, yet complicated, lead characters from Sligo in our imaginations, it was a dream to see them brought to the big screen in the most ideal way.
"It's so much better than anything we've ever made", he added.
Reprising their roles as Connell and Marianne, it's believed that the new episodes will revisit the characters 40 years in the future.
Ireland's comedy talent united on Friday night for RTÉ Does Comic Relief, a four-hour fundraising marathon which raised plenty of laughs - and plenty of cash for Irish charities.
Normal People has been praised for the way it has handled intimate scenes.
If you're anything like us, you've already binged the entire series of Normal People-three times over.
Speaking to Miriam O'Callaghan on RTE Radio, Comic Relief co-creator Richard Curtis gave fans a hint of what's to come.
The series will have 12 half-hour episodes and be made by the team that brought Normal People to our screens. "I mean I can't even say (everything) about it because there's a guest star in it. I can't imagine any context in which they would have allowed this little sort of extra special guest into the world of Normal People".
The shorts, titled Normal Older People and airing on Ireland's RTÉ this Friday, are set 40 years later and will reveal what happened to Connell and Marianne's passionately tumultuous relationship.
'I promise you, these are two very special bits.
Our hearts can't deal with these two.
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