Meet the cast for Everything I Know About Love adaptation

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Photo credit: Mike Marsland - Getty Images
Photo credit: Mike Marsland - Getty Images

There was a time in our lives when it was hard to talk about anything but Dolly Alderton's debut book Everything I Know About Love. And now, thanks to the news of a TV adaptation by the BBC, it's probably going to be on our minds a lot more.

Here's everything you need to know (wahey) about the BBC dramatisation, from the release date to the cast and even news of a trailer.

When was the Everything I Know About Love adaptation announced?

On Wednesday 18th May, the BBC revealed Dolly Alderton would be adapting her "wildly funny, occasionally heart-breaking, internationally bestselling memoir" for TV.

What will happen in the Everything I Know About Love adaptation?

While the book will act as as inspiration for the story, giving an unflinching account of surviving your 20s, the story will be slightly different. The official synopsis reveals:

"Maggie and Birdy, besties since school, finally land in London to live it large, when the unexpected happens – dependable Birdy gets a steady boyfriend. A generous, funny, warm-hearted and uplifting Sex & The City for Millennials which covers bad dates and squalid flat-shares, heartaches and humiliations, and, most importantly, unbreakable female friendships."

Photo credit: Mike Marsland - Getty Images
Photo credit: Mike Marsland - Getty Images

Who will star in Everything I Know About Love?

On 24th August 2021, the cast for the adaptation was announced:

  • Emma Appleton (Pistol, The Witcher, Traitors) will play Maggie

  • Bel Powley (The Morning Show, Informer, Diary of a Teenage Girl) will play Birdy

  • Marli Siu (Alex Rider) will play Nell

  • Jordan Peters (Pirates, Gangs of London) will play Neil

  • And making their on-screen TV debuts are Aliyah Odoffin playing Amara, Connor Finch playing Street; and Ryan Brown in his breakout role as Nathan.

Speaking of the production, author Dolly added, "Everything I Know About Love is a semi-fictionalised adaptation of my memoir of the same name. It’s a messy, boisterous, joyful, romantic comedy about two best female friends from childhood and what happens when they move in to their first London house share and the first phase of adulthood.

"I cannot stress enough how thrilled I am that it is being made by Working Title and the BBC.”

When will Everything I Know About Love be released?

It's unlikely we'll see the adaptation of Everything I Know About Love on our screens this year. But BBC did share a snap of the show's clapperboard on 23rd August, suggesting filming had started:

Photo credit: BBC
Photo credit: BBC

But when it comes, we'll be ready and waiting.

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