Nick Hornby is to adapt Nina Stibbe’s prize-winning book Love, Nina into a five-part drama for BBC One.
The drama is Hornby’s first for television and will be produced by See-Saw Films (Top Of The Lake).
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.
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 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.”
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.”