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Everything I Know About Love: Dolly Alderton just shared an exciting update on the BBC adaptation

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Fans of Dolly Alderton’s Everything I Know About Love, we’ve got some good news for you: filming on the BBC adaptation has officially wrapped. Keep reading to check out everything we know about the series so far.

Updated 12 December: Dolly Alderton has confirmed that filming on the BBC adaptation of her bestselling memoir Everything I Know About Love has officially wrapped – and it’s made us even more excited.

Taking to Instagram to share an update on the project, Alderton posted a series of photos from the set, leading with a photo of the series’ stars Bel Powley, Emma Appleton, Aliyah Odoffin and Marli Siu.

“It took ten months of writing and rewriting, four months of shooting and countless hours of lockdown zoom meetings in which China Moo-Young [the series’ director] ended up being able to gauge my EXACT emotional response to notes by my exact facial expressions,” Alderton wrote. 

“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.”

Going on to thank the show’s cast and crew for helping her make her “greatest dream become a reality,” Alderton added: “It has been all-encompassing and hilarious and heartbreaking and technicolour and trippy as fuck. Can’t wait for everyone to see what we made together.”

While we’re yet to learn when the hotly-anticipated series will make its way to our screens, the end of filming means we’re one step closer to the show’s completion.

Keep reading to check out everything else we know about the BBC’s Everything I Know About Love so far. 

What is Everything I Know About Love about?

Unlike in the book, Everything I Know About Love will follow the fictionalised story of Maggie and Birdy, two young women who have remained best friends since school.

However, when the pair move to London together “to live it large,” a spanner gets thrown in the works – Birdy gets a steady boyfriend.

As the official synopsis reads: “[Everything I Know About Love is] a generous, funny, warm-hearted and uplifting Sex And The City for millennials which covers bad dates and squalid flat-shares, heartaches and humiliations, and, most importantly, unbreakable female friendships.” 

Everything I Know About Love by Dolly Alderton
Everything I Know About Love by Dolly Alderton

Who stars in Everything I Know About Love?

As previously reported by Stylist, Everything I Know About Love has a seriously stellar cast. The two BFFs at the heart of the series – Maggie and Birdy – will be played by The Witcher’s Emma Appleton and The Morning Show’s Bel Powley. 

They will be joined by Gangs Of London star Jordan Peters, who will be stepping into the shoes of Neil, and Marli Siu, who will play Nell.

Aliyah Odoffin, Connor Finch, and Ryan Brown will also make their onscreen TV debuts as Amara, Stree, and Nathan respectively. 

Who is working on Everything I Know About Love?

Alongside Dolly Alderton, Surian Fletcher-Jones, Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner have been working to adapt the show for Working Title, and Jo McClellan will be executive producing for the BBC.

China Moo-Young, who has worked on projects including Harlots and Call The Midwife, will take on the title of director.

What has been said about Everything I Know About Love?

Announcing the news of the adaptation on Instagram, Alderton said she was “so grateful” to see the story 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,” she said.

“And before every boy I dated a decade ago messages me today to breezily as how I am, it’s semi-fictionalised, so don’t panic fellas.”

In a release announcing the adaptation, she added: “Everything I Know About Love is a sem-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 into their first London house share and the first phase of adulthood.

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

When and where will Everything I Know About Love be released?

We don’t yet know when Everything I Know About Love will be released just yet, but we do know it’ll be a seven-part series for BBC One.

We’ll keep this space updated with the latest news when we get it, so keep your eyes peeled. 

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Lauren Geall

As Stylist’s digital writer, Lauren Geall writes on topics including mental health, wellbeing and work. She’s also a big fan of houseplants and likes to dabble in film and TV from time-to-time.