There is plenty of Irish interest in this year's Rose d'Or Awards, with Normal People, Aisling Bea's This Way Up, Virgin Media reality show Generation Dating and the RTÉ podcasts The Nobody Zone and Treasure Island: The Hunt for the Falcon Blanco among the nominees.

The Rose d'Or Awards, which take place next month, celebrate excellence and achievement in entertainment programming.

The Paul Mescal and Daisy Edgar-Jones-starring Normal People has been nominated in the Drama category.

Also competing for the award are Unorthodox, Babylon Berlin, Das Boot, The Capture and Baghdad Central.

Bea's This Way Up is among the nominees in the Comedy-Drama and Sitcom category.

The Nobody Zone - made by Third Ear Productions - and Treasure Island: The Hunt for the Falcon Blanco are nominated in the Audio Entertainment category.

Generation Dating - made by CoCo Television - is a Reality and Factual Entertainment nominee.

The winners will be announced in a virtual ceremony on Wednesday, 9 December with comedian Nish Kumar as host.

Earlier this week, Normal People director Lenny Abrahamson told Sunday with Miriam on RTÉ Radio 1 that he hopes to begin filming the adaptation of Normal Peopleauthor Sally Rooney's first book, Conversations with Friends, "early next year".

Lenny Abrahamson on the set of Normal People

Following the breakout success of Normal People, Dublin company Element Pictures, the BBC and streaming service Hulu are on board once again for the new series.

"We enjoyed making Normal People so much that we are lucky to be given the opportunity to make Conversations with Friends, which is Sally Rooney's first novel," said Abrahamson.

"I am due to go into production with that early next year, kind of craziness and Covid-permitting. That would be the next one."

Conversations with Friends tells the story of two college students in Dublin and their romantic entanglements with an older married couple. Like Normal PeopleConversations with Friends will consist of 12 episodes of half an hour each.

Writer Alice Birch is once again adapting Rooney's work for the screen. As with Normal People, Rooney is among the executive producers on the series.

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