Casting announced for BBC’s Everything I Know About Love

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by Stephen Chapman

Everything I Know About Love, a new 7-part drama from BBC One is about to start filming in Manchester and London.

Inspired by Dolly Alderton’s internationally bestselling memoir of the same name, it promises to give an “unflinching account of surviving your 20s.”

Directed by China Moo-Young (Intergalactic, Harlots) and produced by Working Title Television (We Are Lady Parts, Hanna), it is set in a 2012 house-share with flashbacks to suburban adolescence in the early noughts.

The main characters are 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).

It also features Marli Siu (Alex Rider), Jordan Peters (Pirates, Gangs Of London) and on-screen TV debutants, Aliyah Odoffin, Connor Finch and Ryan Bown.

I am beyond thrilled with every actor we have on board for Everything I Know About Love. Aisha Bywaters (casting director) 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,” said Dolly Alderton.

Jo McClellan, Commissioning Editor, BBC Drama added:

“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.”

Everything I Know About Love has been created and adapted by Dolly Alderton. It will be distributed by NBCUniversal Global Distribution and is set to air next year.

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