It’s been a good few summers since we got absolutely sucked into the enthralling, emotional, relatable and sometimes chaotic pages of Dolly Alderton’s hit memoir Everything I Know About Love. And now, the bestseller is being made into a BBC TV adaption, set for release in 2022.
But what do we know so far about the television show? Well, yesterday the names of the cast were announced and shared via Dolly Alderton’s social media accounts. Emma Appleton will play the lead role – but instead of playing Dolly, she’ll be playing a fictional version of Dolly called Maggie, as the show is a semi-fictionalised account of the memoir.
The other characters will also have name changes – Birdy (Maggie’s best friend) will be played by Bel Powley, Marly Siu will play Nell and Jordan Peters will play Neil.
The adaption is set in London back in 2012 (an era that still feels like it was a year or two ago, let’s be honest), and has been described by the BBC as an “unflinching account of surviving your 20s”.
Dolly described it as: “A romantic comedy about two best friends, written by me and directed by the phenomenally clever China Moo-Young. I’ve been working with Working Title on the project for nearly four years and I am so grateful that this story has grown and developed in such safe hands. BBC drama has made extraordinary TV over the last year and it is an honour to be on their slate of upcoming shows.”
There will be seven episodes to the series when it airs next year, although there’s no confirmed release date just yet as filming for Everything I Know About Love got underway earlier this year.
Dolly’s book, which has sold nearly half a million copies in the UK alone, was released in 2018, and became an instant success. I adored the book and recommended it to anyone who would listen – it both shocked, kept me wanting more and yet reminded me how alike we truly all are.
We can’t wait to find out more…