Grab The Tissues: Netflix Is Rebooting ‘One Day’ As A Series

This romantic coming-of-age saga is getting the small screen treatment.

Netflix is rebooting an Anne Hathaway classic with its new limited series adaptation of One Day.

Initially a novel by David Nicholls, the popular story later gave rise to the 2011 film of the same name, starring Anne opposite Across The Universe actor Jim Sturgess as our two romantic leads.

Now, Netflix is turning the romantic saga into a 14-episode series, starring comedy actress and relative newcomer Ambika Mod and Leo Woodall (The White Lotus).

Netflix is adapting the novel One Day into a limited series.

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Here’s everything we know about the series, including the full cast, plot and release date.

What Is The Plot Of ‘One Day’

One Day follows the epic love story of Emma Morley and Dexter Mayhew (Em and Dex), whose romance begins with an attempted one night stand in 1988.

While the two don’t quite hit it off as lovers, they become best friends, with the plot following their occasional encounters for decades thereafter.

One Day follows a decades-long friendship and romance.

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The series allows a yearly timeline structure, with each episode finding the central characters one year older on one particular date, tracking how they grow and change, moving closer together or further apart throughout the years.

Who Is Cast In ‘One Day’ The Series (And Where Have You Seen Them Before)

As mentioned, we’ll see The White Lotus star Leo Woodall back on our screens after his, er, disturbing turn as Jack, the laddish gigolo, in season two.

Meanwhile, stepping into Anne Hathaway’s shoes as Emma Morley is Ambika Mod, an accomplished actress and writer with a background in comedy and improv. Mod has recently starred in a few British series, including This Is Going To Hurt and I Hate Suzie Too.

Leo Woodall takes on the role of Dex.

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Joining them among the cast is Australian actress Essie Davis, who you might recognise from Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, The Babadook, Assassin’s Creed or Faraway Downs.

Other cast members include Tim McInnerny (Notting Hill), Amber Grappy, Jonny Weldon (House Of The Dragon), Eleanor Tomlinson (Poldark, Angus, Thongs And Perfect Snogging), Joely Richardson (101 Dalmatians, Nip/Tuck), and Toby Stephens (Jane Eyre).

Netflix ‘One Day’ Release Date

The limited series will premiere on Netflix on February 8, 2024.

Where Can I Watch ‘One Day’ Film In Australia?

Anne Hathaway and Jim Sturgess in One Day (2011)

For those wanting to catch up on the original One Day film starring Anne Hathaway and Jim Sturgess, it is currently available to purchase from Amazon Prime and Apple TV.

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