How to watch Normal People: stream the new show online from anywhere. Sally Rooney’s 2018 bestseller is now a top TV show on Hulu and the BBC.
Bestsellers don’t always translate into top-notch TV, but Sally Rooney’s Normal People is a fantastic example of what can happen when the stars align. The must-read novel of 2018 is now a 12-part series jointly produced by Hulu and BBC Three – with none other than critically-acclaimed Irish director Lenny Abrahamson at the helm. Rumors of a season 2 are already rife – but first, here’s how to watch Normal People online and stream every episode right away wherever you are in the world.
The show follows the complex relationship between Irish teenagers Connell (Paul Mescal) and Marianne (Daisy Edgar-Jones), who attend the same secondary school – or high school – in County Sligo, and later spend their university years together at Trinity College Dublin.
Watch Normal People Online TV Show
Jointly produced by the BBC and Hulu, all 12 episodes of Normal People are now available to stream on Hulu – the great value service costs just $5.99 a month and you can even get a FREE 1-month trial to check it out. In the UK, episodes air Monday nights at 9 pm on BBC One, and the box set is live on iPlayer.
Things are far from straightforward between them, though, as Marianne comes from a wealthy family who Connell’s mother cleans for – and the two also blossom socially at different times. Connell is a big shot Gaelic football star at high school but becomes a fish out of the water at university. Marianne, on the other hand, finds her feet at precisely the same time.
We won’t give too much away, but it’s safe to say that first the book and now the TV show put the insecurities of young people under the microscope in an illuminating way, sparking conversations about a number of important issues including depression, suicide, and abuse – please bear this in mind before watching.
An instant entry into the best Hulu shows this week, read on as we explain all the easiest ways to watch Normal People and stream the show online from anywhere in the world – including for free where possible.