Dolly Alderton shares Everything I Know About Love release date

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Photo credit: BBC / Universal International Studios Ltd - BBC
Photo credit: BBC / Universal International Studios Ltd - BBC

Dolly Alderton's hugely popular 2018 memoir, Everything I Know About Love, has been turned into a TV series, and it's safe to say we can't wait for the adaptation to drop.

And it turns out we don't have that long left to wait after the author took to social media on Friday (20 May) to reveal that the show will drop on 7 June. Dolly shared the news alongside a short teaser trailer of the upcoming BBC TV series.

The trailer hints at all the drama to unfold as the four main characters, including best friends Birdy (Bel Powley) and Maggie (Emma Appleton), move into their first London house share. Queue raucous nights out, first dates, and awkward sexual encounters.

The release comes a couple of of months after the first photos of the upcoming adaptation were shared by the BBC back in March.

At the time, Alderton also shared a snap from the show on her personal Instagram account, adding in the caption: "It’s got my whole entire heart in it and I cannot wait for you to meet these four girls."

The seven-part drama will offer an unflinching account of surviving your 20s, inspired by award-winning writer and journalist Alderton's wildly funny, and occasionally heart-breaking memoir of the same title.

"I am so excited that my TV show Everything I know About Love is being announced today. It is a semi-fictionalised adaptation of my memoir of the same name," Alderton said in a statement when the series was announced.

"It's a messy, boisterous, joyful romantic comedy about two female best friends from childhood and what happens when they move into their first London house share and move into their first phase of adulthood, And I cannot stress enough how thrilled I am that it's being made by Working Title and the BBC."

At the centre of the love story are childhood best friends – Birdy, played by The Morning Show's Bel Powley, and Maggie, played by The Witcher's Emma Appleton.

Previously, Dolly Alderton shared an update with fans on Instagram, including behind-the-scenes photos of the cast and herself on set as filming came to an end.

The 33-year-old wrote of the upcoming series: "It took ten months of writing and rewriting, four months of shooting and countless hours of lockdown Zoom meetings in which @chinamooyoung ended up being able to gauge my EXACT emotional response to notes by my exact facial expressions.

"Anyone who knows me knows I am an obsessive – the obsessions are frequent and fervoured – but nothing has ever gripped me as much as making this TV show. Thank you to the team, cast and crew (particularly @emmajappleton @belpowley @marlisiu @aliyahodoffin @chinamooyoung @simaloney @sandy_elhandwich) who have made my greatest dream become a reality.

"It has been all-encompassing and hilarious and heartbreaking and technicolour and trippy as f***. Can’t wait for everyone to see what we made together."

Here's everything else we know about Dolly Alderton's Everything I know About Love TV series so far...

Everything I know About Love: The plot

The drama will be adapted for the screen by Dolly Alderton, based on her best-selling memoir of the same title. In her award-winning book, the journalist, podcaster and columnist shares self-deprecating, and occasionally heartbreaking musings on love, friendship, relationships, and growing up as a millennial.

Photo credit: BBC
Photo credit: BBC

The central love story is between two childhood best friends, Maggie and Birdy. Set in a 2012 London house-share with flashbacks to suburban adolescence in the early noughties, it offers an unflinching deep dive into bad dates, heartaches and humiliations, while addressing the theme, 'Can platonic love survive romantic love as we grow up?'

Everything I know About Love: The cast

The Morning Show's Bel Powley will star as Birdy, while The Witcher's Emma Appleton will play Maggie.

Photo credit: David M. Benett - Getty Images
Photo credit: David M. Benett - Getty Images

The cast also includes Alex Rider's Marli Siu playing Nell, Gangs of London's Jordan Peters playing 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.

Photo credit: David M. Benett
Photo credit: David M. Benett

Alderton said: "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."

China Moo-Young is directing, and Alderton is writing the screenplay as well as serving as executive producer.

Everything I know About Love: Release date

Everything I Know About Love will be released on 7 June.

Everything I Know About Love will launch on the BBC iPlayer on 7 June.

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