The cast has been announced for Working Title Television’s BBC drama Everything I Know About Love from award-winning writer Dolly Alderton.
Inspired by her own 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 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 Brown 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.”
China Moo-Young, Director says: “We have a sublime cast for Everything I Know About Love and I’m so excited to see them bring all the heart and humour of Dolly’s scripts to life on screen.”
Jo McClellan, Commissioning Editor, BBC Drama says: “The BBC are incredibly excited to have this talented young cast join Dolly, China and the Working Title team to create this funny, uplifting and big-hearted show about friendship and love.”
Surian Fletcher-Jones, Executive Producer for Working Title Television, added: “We at Working Title are incredibly proud to be working with the phenomenally talented Dolly Alderton. It has been a real joy helping to bring her vision to life alongside our brilliant lead director, China Moo-Young and producer, Simon Maloney. We can’t wait to get going with this genuinely hilarious and heartfelt show.”
Everything I Know About Love is created and adapted by Dolly Alderton and directed by China Moo-Young. It is executive produced by Jo McClellan for the BBC, Dolly Alderton, and Surian Fletcher-Jones, Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner for Working Title Television; and produced by Simon Maloney. It was commissioned by Piers Wenger, Director of BBC Drama. The series will be distributed by NBCUniversal Global Distribution.
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.
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