Inspired by her own wildly funny, occasionally heart-breaking, internationally bestselling memoir of the same name, Everything I Know About Love, will give an unflinching account of surviving your 20s. The 7-part series for BBC One will be directed by China Moo-Young (Intergalactic, Harlots) and produced by Working Title Television (We Are Lady Parts, Hanna), which is part of NBCUniversal International Studios, a division of Universal Studio Group.
The central love story of Everything I Know About Love is between two childhood best friends Maggie played by Emma Appleton (Pistol, The Witcher, Traitors) and Birdy played by Bel Powley (The Morning Show, Informer, Diary Of A Teenage Girl). Set in a 2012 London house-share with flashbacks to suburban adolescence in the early noughties, the series is an unflinching deep dive into bad dates, heartaches and humiliations and begs the question: can platonic love survive romantic love as we grow up?
Joining besties Maggie and Birdy, are Marli Siu (Alex Rider) playing Nell, Jordan Peters (Pirates, Gangs Of London) playing Neil and making their on-screen TV debuts are Aliyah Odoffin playing Amara, Connor Finch playing Street; and Ryan Bown in his breakout role as Nathan.
Dolly Alderton says: "I am beyond thrilled with every actor we have on board for Everything I Know About Love. Aisha Bywaters has helped us find our dream cast and we are so excited to see them inhabit the world of the show and bring its stories and relationships to life."
Filming for Everything I Know About Love will begin imminently in Manchester and London, and will air on BBC One and BBC iPlayer in 2022.