Novelist Nick Hornby is foraying into TV drama with Love, Nina, a five-part series based on Nina Stibbe’s bestseller for BBC One.
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. The book was recognised as ‘popular non-fiction book of the year’ in the 2014 National Book Awards.
“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.” – Nick Hornby
Love, Nina was commissioned by Charlotte Moore, Controller BBC One and the corporation’s Controller of Drama commissioning, Ben Stephenson. Production will be overseen by Seesaw Films.
Charlotte Moore said: “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.”