Tomorrow, the hit show Normal People is returning to small screens for an exclusive look into Marianne and Connell’s life 40 years on.

In two short episodes, Paul Mescal and Daisy Edgar-Jones have reunited for the episodes set 40 years in the future.

It doesn’t feel too long since we were hooked on the series. It aired in the Spring on BBC, based on a novel by Sally Rooney. Viewers followed Marianne and Connell’s complicated relationship throughout. But, we were left hooked (and arguably upset) after the final episode, wondering what happened next.

Spoiler alert: the last we saw was Connell set for New York to study and Marianne remaining in Dublin. It appeared the pair had gone their separate ways again. But, these two new episodes will (hopefully) confirm what happened next.

PASADENA, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 17: (L-R) Daisy Edgar-Jones and Paul Mescal of "Normal People" speak during the Hulu segment of the 2020 Winter TCA Press Tour at The Langham Huntington, Pasadena on January 17, 2020 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images)
PASADENA, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 17: (L-R) Daisy Edgar-Jones and Paul Mescal of “Normal People” speak during the Hulu segment of the 2020 Winter TCA Press Tour at The Langham Huntington, Pasadena on January 17, 2020 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images)

Why has Normal People returned?

Tomorrow, the shorts will air in Ireland as part of RTÉ Does Comic Relief.

The show will be hosted by Deirdre O’Kane, Nicky Byrne, Jennifer Zamparelli, and Eoghan McDermott.

In a video posted on RTÉ One’s Twitter feed, Paul Mescal AKA Connell said: “We’re gonna be raising some money for charity.”

Comic Relief is a British charity. It was founded in 1985 by comedy scriptwriter Richard Curtis and comedian Lenny Henry in response to famine in Ethiopia.

RTÉ and Comic Relief’s charity partner for this event is The Community Foundation For Ireland. It will distribute the funds raised.

Since the announcement, fans of the show have expressed their excitement on social media in anticipation of the new episodes. But, they will have to wait until tomorrow to watch the show on RTÉ One from 8pm.

Sadly, it is not yet known when the episodes will be made available to viewers outside of Ireland.

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