Exciting times! Irish authors are continuing their takeover of television; Bridgerton star Phoebe Dynevor has been announced as the star of the TV adaption of Irish author Naoise Dolan’s debut novel, Exciting Times.
We previously mentioned Exciting Times as a book that’s quite similar in themes to Normal People. And now Exciting Times is following Normal People and Conversations With Friends to the small screen.
The new series is in development at Amazon Studios and Phoebe Dynevor will not only star in the series, she’s also an Executive Producer.
What’s Exciting Times About?
Exciting Times centers on Ava, an Irish transplant teaching English grammar in Hong Kong to wealthy children. She becomes entangled in a love triangle with banker Julian and lawyer Edith.
When Will Exciting Times Be Released?
The series is only in the development stages at the moment, so it will be well into 2022, if not 2023, before we get to see it, but we think it will be worth the wait!
Read The Book First!
It should be illegal to not read the book before watching the TV show, so get your copy of Exciting Times now!
“An intimate, bracingly intelligent debut novel about a millennial Irish expat who becomes entangled in a love triangle with a male banker and a female lawyer.
Ava moved to Hong Kong to find happiness, but so far, it isn’t working out. Since she left Dublin, she’s been spending her days teaching English to rich children—she’s been assigned the grammar classes because she lacks warmth—and her nights avoiding petulant roommates in her cramped apartment.
When Ava befriends Julian, a witty British banker, he offers a shortcut into a lavish life her meager salary could never allow. Ignoring her feminist leanings and her better instincts, Ava finds herself moving into Julian’s apartment, letting him buy her clothes, and, eventually, striking up a sexual relationship with him. When Julian’s job takes him back to London, she stays put, unsure where their relationship stands.
Enter Edith. A Hong Kong–born lawyer, striking and ambitious, Edith takes Ava to the theater and leaves her tulips in the hallway. Ava wants to be her—and wants her”
Are you looking forward to seeing Phoebe Dynevor in Exciting Times?