David Nicholls’ 2009 British romance novel One Day has been transformed into a Netflix series following its film adaptation back in 2011.
The popular book was turned into a big-screen production over a decade ago, directed by Lone Scherfig, with Anne Hathaway and Jim Sturgess playing the main characters, Emma and Dex.
The movie received mixed reviews, with many critics highlighting that Scherfig’s adaptation failed to live up to Nicholl’s book. However, the book is now getting another lease of life through a 14-part series starring Ambika Mod and Leo Woodhall.
According to the official Netflix synopsis, “It’s July 15, 1988 and graduation night for Emma Morley and Dexter Mayhew. Although uni’s coming to an end, the two students speak for the very first time that day and go their separate ways the following morning.”
“Where will they be on this one ordinary day the next year, and the year after that, and every year that follows?”
One Day is set to air on February 8th, 2024. Alongside Mod and Woodhall, Dex’s parents will be played by Essie Davis and Tim McInnerny. Eleanor Tomlinson will star as Sylvie, with Toby Stephens, John Macmillan, Ella-Rae Smith and Joely Richardson also featuring.
Direction comes from a handful of filmmakers, such as Molly Manners, Kate Hewitt, Luke Snellin and John Hardwick, with Nicholls acting as one of the show’s executive producers.
Watch the trailer below.