BBC One today announces 5 x 30 original drama series Love, Nina. Acclaimed author Nick Hornby is set to adapt the prize-winning book by Nina Stibbe, which will be produced by See-Saw Films
Love, Nina is Oscar-nominated screenwriter and acclaimed novelist Nick Hornby’s first drama for television.
Nick Hornby says: “Love, Nina has already attained the status of a modern classic, and I am so happy that I’ve been given the opportunity to adapt it. We want to make a series that is as charming, funny and delightful as Nina Stibbe’s glorious book.”
Charlotte Moore, Controller BBC One says: “It’s exciting to announce two new voices coming to BBC One. Nick Hornby is one of Britain’s most in demand and talented writers, adapting Nina Stibbe’s best-selling book.”
The adaptation of letters home to her sister, Love Nina is the story of a 19 year-old girl, who leaves Leicester to work as a nanny in London: charming, unexpected, and laugh-out-loud funny. A culture clash comedy and a loving hymn to family and friendship in all their chaotic glory.
Jamie Laurenson, executive producer, See-Saw Films added: “Nick has an unrivalled ability to illuminate the moving and the hilarious in the everyday. Having him on board to adapt Nina’s warm, wild and incredibly funny letters is a dream come true.” Jamie Laurenson See-Saw Films.
Love, Nina is Nina Stibbe’s first book and won the 2014 National Book Award for popular non-fiction book of the year.