Will Conversations With Friends Get a Season 2? The Stars Say...

In an exclusive interview with E! News, Conversations With Friends stars Sasha Lane and Jemima Kirke explained why a second season is unlikely for the Hulu drama.

By Alyssa Ray May 17, 2022 12:19 AMTags
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The conversation is over!

It seems there's nothing to talk about when it comes to a second season for Conversations With Friends and according to the show's stars Sasha Lane and Jemima Kirke, that's OK.

Conversations With Friends is based on Sally Rooney's 2017 debut novel, which is why Kirke told E! News she can't see how a new season "could be."

"I suppose someone could if Rooney allows that," she continued, "then it's possible, but it does feel somewhat gratuitous to do that."

Conversations With Friends follows introverted Frances (Alison Oliver) and outspoken Bobbi (Lane) as they find themselves in a complicated dynamic with married couple Nick and Melissa (Joe Alwyn and Kirke, respectively).

Lane expressed a similar sentiment regarding season two hopes, revealing she never thought people would want another installment of the story.

"Everyone wants closure," Lane noted. "And I'm like, 'Yeah, think about it. Just go sit and spiral. Go do that on your own. We don't have to show it for you."

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Kirke, who chimed back in, revealed that she doesn't believe in closure, adding, "I think that it's something we make up as a way to soothe ourselves."

And, as Kirke mentioned, there really is no closure at the end of Rooney's book. "It sucks," she quipped, "and we just have to f--king accept it and move on."

Normal People, another Hulu adaptation of a Sally Rooney novel, had only one season.

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On how the novel Conversations With Friends—which is told from Frances' perspective—helped shape the on-screen characters, Kirke said, "We are making our own thing here based on a book, but the way I used the book was more in the moments where it couldn't be interpreted."

All 12 episodes of Conversations With Friends are available to stream on Hulu.

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