Everything I Know About Love: release date, trailer, and cast

The series stars Emma Appleton as Maggie (a fictionalized version of Alderton) and Bel Powley as Birdy (a fictionalized version of Alderton’s friend Farly, who much of the original book is about).

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Here’s everything we need to know, everything you need to know about everything I know about love.

Why is?

All I Know About Love is about four friends living in a shared flat in Camden in 2012. Their friendship is first threatened when one of them gets a new boyfriend, and the series questions if platonic love can ever truly outlive romantic love.

Who’s in there?

Marli Siu as Nell, Emma Appleton as Maggie, Bel Powley as Birdy and Aliyah Odoffin as Amara sat on the grass in the early hours (Credit: Matthew Squire/BBC/Universal International Studios)

Emma Appleton plays Maggie, the series’ feisty and chaotic main character. You might have recently seen Appleton in Danny Boyle’s Pistol playing Nancy Spungen, or you might recognize her from Intergalactic, The Witcher or The End of the F***ing World. She also acted in BBC Three’s Clique, which I really enjoyed.

Bel Powley plays Birdy, the more cautious and organized of the group. Powley is best known for his film and television roles on The Diary of a Teenage Girl, The Morning Show and A Royal Night Out, but he will probably be most recognizable to audiences as he says Everything I Know About Love ‘ from the CBBC series ‘MI High’.

Marli Siu plays Nell, a newly minted teacher who is growing bored with her own long-term relationship. Siu has appeared in the films Anna and the Apocalypse, Run, and Our Ladies, as well as the TV series The Irregulars. She’s also fantastic in Alex Rider, the recent adaptation of Anthony Horowitz’s spy novels.

Aliyah Oddofin plays Amara, a real estate agent who regrets giving up her dancing career. Oddofin makes her screen debut in Everything I Know About Love, but given her winning role here, it certainly won’t be long before she’s starring in everything.

The series also stars Jill Halfpenny (The Holiday) and Craig Parkinson (Line of Duty) as Maggie’s boss and landlord.

Who writes and directs?

Dolly Alderton wrote every episode of the series. Alderton is best known for her 2018 memoir Everything I Know About Love, which inspired this series, but she is also the author of the novel Ghosts and hosts several podcasts.

China Moo-Young directed the first four episodes of the series, while Julia Ford directed the last three episodes. Ford has previously directed episodes of Grace, The Bay and Happy Valley, while Moo-Young has directed episodes of Thirteen, Harlots, Humans and Call the Midwife.

Is there a trailer

Yes there is! You can watch it right here.

When and how can I watch it?

Everything I Know About Love begins Tuesday 7 June at 10:40pm on BBC One, with new episodes weekly.

The full series will also be available as a box set on BBC iPlayer from Tuesday 7th June.

Is it based on a book?

Yes it is. Dolly Alderton — a Sunday Times columnist who writes about love, dating and other aspects of modern life — wrote a memoir in 2018 called Everything I Know About Love. A fictionalized version of this book, the series builds its collection of anecdotes and memories into a narrative – inspired by the book rather than a simple adaptation.

What do the reviews say?

Our reviewers particularly praised Emma Appleton’s performance, drawing attention to her likable portrayal of a self-absorbed friend, and praising the series for its overall insight and wit.

However, it has also been pointed out that the series – which is a very sharp, very accurate portrayal of the horrifying early 20s – will be difficult for some to watch, not least because it fully embraces the worldview of a privately trained columnist the Sunday Times prescribes.

How many episodes is it?

All I Know About Love consists of a total of 7 episodes, each approximately 45 minutes long.

Why should I watch it?

Because while it’ll be hard for someone to get into at first, when it really works it absolutely sings – the last two episodes in particular are really very touching.