Following on from some killer book-to-TV adaptations (Bridgerton, Normal People, The Queens Gambit, Heartstopper, anyone?), much-loved, heartbreaking David Nicholls novel One Day is getting the Netflix treatment, and we’ve been gifted with a release date.
Filmed in Edinburgh, the series will drop early in 2024 – and we can’t wait. It’ll be interesting to see how it differs and overlaps with the 2011 movie rendition, starring Anne Hathaway and Jim Sturgess. Nicholls wrote the screenplay for the film, and will be an executive producer on the Netflix outing.
There will be 14 episodes, which will reportedly cover more ground from the book than the film. For the uninitiated, One Day explores the story of best friends and (spoiler?) star-crossed lovers Emma and Dexter, who meet at university and begin a relationship full of ups and downs. Both the book and movie revisit the characters on the same date (the one they met on) throughout different years in their life, observing how the duo are navigating life and their feelings for each other.
We’re wondering if each episode will focus on a different year? Read on to find out. The good news is, we don’t have much longer to speculate. Get your tissues at the ready… here’s everything we know so far about Netflix’s upcoming adaptation of One Day.
What is One Day about?
The show’s official plot synopsis reads as follows: “One Day tells the story of Emma Morley and Dexter Mayhew who, on 15th July 1988, the night of their graduation, speak for the very first time. The next morning, they go their separate ways but where will they be on this one ordinary day the next year, and the year after that, and every year that follows?
“Each episode finds Dex and Em, one year older, on this one particular date, as they grow and change, move together and apart, experience joy and heartbreak.”
Who has been cast in One Day?
British actor, comedian and This Is Going To Hurt star Ambika Mod will play Emma, while Leo Woodall (The White Lotus) will play Dexter.