The book is a nostalgic dive into growing up in the early noughties, filled with AOL and MSN messenger, and afterwards navigating London life as a millennial woman in her 20s. The latter takes up the bulk of the book: dictating the bad dates, life-long friendships, job-hunting, binge-drinking, and self-sabotaging that comprised Alderton's life at that time.
Back in May, the BBC announced the commissioning of four new female-led projects. Among Candice Carty-Williams (Queenie), Michaela Coel (I May Destroy You), and Theresa Ikoko (Rocks), Dolly Alderton was in the mix – creating and adapting her bestselling memoir. Here’s everything we know about Everything I Know About Love, the TV series.
What's the Everything I Know About Love plot?
This will be a seven-part, semi-fictionalised adaptation of the book, written for the screen by Alderton herself. And she’s no stranger to fiction-writing either, having published her debut novel Ghosts late last year. Much of the series is set in 2012, following childhood besties Maggie and Birdy who live in a London house-share.
The BBC synopsis describes the story as ‘a deep dive into bad dates, heartaches and humiliation’ and it ‘begs the question: can platonic love survive romantic love as we grow up?’ There will also be flashbacks to those early noughties days, showing the infancy of Maggie and Birdy’s friendship. The series will be directed by Humans and Harlots director China Moo-Young.
Emma Appleton stars as Maggie (Photo: Traitors/Channel 4)
Who's in the Everything I Know About Love cast?
Traitors and The Last Letter From Your Lover star Emma Appleton will play Maggie, and Bel Powley (The Morning Show) will play Birdy. Marlie Siu (Alex Rider) and Jordan Peters (Gangs of London) also star as Nell and Neil.
Everything I Know About Love will also feature on-screen TV debuts from Aliya Odoffin, Connor Finch and Ryan Brown who play Amara, Street and Nathan.
Marli Siu plays Nell. Photo: Alex Rider/Amazon
What's the Everything I Know About Love release date?
specific yet, but the series is expected to air on BBC One and iPlayer in 2022.
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