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BBC reveals first look at Conversations With Friends in suspenseful 2022 trailer as thrilling dramas Killing Eve and Noughts and Crosses return

There is plenty of drama to look forward to on the BBC in the new year (Picture: BBC)

The past year has been full of plenty of showstopping TV, from Vigil captivating viewers to Line of Duty’s sixth season setting tongues wagging across the nation, not to mention The Girl Before beginning this weekend.

However, there’s plenty more excitement to come in the new year, with BBC Drama unveiling a brand new trailer for all the action coming in 2022, including a first look at the highly-anticipated adaptation of Conversations With Friends.

Several shows are set to return, with Killing Eve coming back for its fourth deadly season and Peaky Blinders for its sixth and final season, with Tommy Shelby actor Cillian Murphy in tow.

Noughts and Crosses, based on the Malorie Blackman novel series of the same name, was also renewed for season two, with a brand new image unveiled of Masali Baduza and Jack Rowan reprising their roles as star-crossed lovers Sephy and Callum.

In 2020, Paul Mescal and Daisy Edgar Jones brought TV viewers to their knees with their portrayals of Connell and Marianne in the adaptation of Sally Rooney’s beloved novel Normal People.

Conversations With Friends is another book by the Irish author that’s now been adapted for the small screen, starring Alison Oliver, Sasha Lane, Joe Alwyn and Jemima Kirke as the four leads.

Alison Oliver stars in the book-inspired series (Picture: BBC/Element Pictures/Hulu/Enda Bowe)

In a new first look picture, Alison can be seen in character as Frances, donning a black polo neck with a leather jacket and her hair tied back in a loose ponytail.

The series follows college friends Frances and Bobbi (Sasha Lane) as they forge an unexpected connection with a married couple, Nick (Joe) and Melissa (Jemima).

Another drama coming to the BBC is This Is Going To Hurt, based on the acclaimed novel by Adam Kay about his experiences as a doctor in the NHS, with Ben Whishaw seen in a first glimpse wearing the character’s scrubs.

The new season of Noughts and Crosses will continue with Sephy and Callum’s story (Picture: Ilze Kitshoff/BBC)

The Responder will also follow a protagonist on the frontline in the UK, with Martin Freeman playing former police officer Tony Schumacher.

The character is seen in distress in the channel’s teaser for upcoming dramas in 2022, screaming while sitting in his car.

The first look images for the adaptation of the novel Life After Life are now out, with Jojo Rabbit star Thomasin McKenzie playing the role of Ursula and Fleabag actor Sian Clifford cast as her mother, Sylvie.

Sian Clifford beams in character as Sylvie holding her baby (Picture: BBC/House Productions/Nick Wall)
Thomasin plays the character of Ursula in the show (Picture: BBC/House Productions/Nick Wall)

Piers Wenger, Director of BBC Drama, explained how TV is continuing to play even more of a pivotal role in people’s lives as the Covid pandemic goes on.

‘As the pandemic continues to dominate our lives and shape our experiences, I am more aware than ever that drama can bring a little joy, a little relief and a little escapism to people’s lives,’ he said.

‘The need to listen to and to tell stories has been with us for millennia which is why we are delighted to be offering audiences more drama on the BBC next year than ever before.’

 


Credit: Original article published here.

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