Normal People stars Daisy Edgar-Jones and Paul Mescal reveal their plans beyond ...

Normal People stars Daisy Edgar-Jones and Paul Mescal have revealed their plans beyond the hit BBC drama and admitted that they 'haven't heard anything' about a potential second series.

Fans have been clamouring for another instalment since the show aired earlier this month but the pair were not giving away any hints about whether a follow-up could be in the pipeline.

Replying to questions from Lauren Laverne on the BBC Radio 6 Breakfast Show about a future series, Paul, 24, who plays Connell, said: 'I don't know, if there is, we haven't heard anything about it.'

Dynamic duo: Normal People stars Daisy Edgar-Jones and Paul Mescal have revealed their plans beyond the hit BBC drama and admitted that they 'haven't heard anything' about a potential second series

Dynamic duo: Normal People stars Daisy Edgar-Jones and Paul Mescal have revealed their plans beyond the hit BBC drama and admitted that they 'haven't heard anything' about a potential second series

He added that although the current COVID-19 crisis was difficult for people in creative industries he had been fortunate enough to line up projects beyond his role in Normal People.

The 25-year-old said: 'I'll hopefully be doing a film towards the end of the summer, lockdown and coronavirus pending but hopefully, it will be very exciting.'

Daisy, who was cast as Marianne, also said that she too had fallen on her feet: 'I was set to start something before we went into lockdown and luckily that's still fully going ahead so I know that at some point I'll work again, which is nice.'

'I'm not going to be happy until they announce that there's going to be a second series': Fans have been urging BBC bosses to begin filming on the next instalment

'I'm not going to be happy until they announce that there's going to be a second series': Fans have been urging BBC bosses to begin filming on the next instalment

Normal People, which is based on the best-selling novel by Sally Rooney, tells the tale of teenagers Marianne and Connell from opposite ends of the class divide in Ireland.

It follows them from their school days in Country Sligo through to University at Trinity College, Dublin, and fans have been urging BBC bosses to begin filming on the next instalment.  

One person wrote: 'Normal People was such a roller coaster, please make a second series @bbcthree.'

A second fan added: 'Can there be a second series of Normal People! It's one powerful story line with every emotion and feeling portrayed! Absolutely loved it #NormalPeople #bingewatch.'

And a third commented: 'I'm not going to be happy until they announce that there's going to be a second series of Normal People.' 

Normal People author Sally Rooney was dubbed the voice of a generation after she became the youngest ever writer to win the prestigious Costa prize at just 27 for the story. 

The novel, released in 2018, became a New York Times and international best-seller. 

In 2019 the title beat Michelle

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