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30th Nov 2021

A TV adaption of One Day is coming to Netflix

Sarah McKenna Barry

David Nicholls’ smash hit novel is getting another shot at adaptation.

Netflix have announced that a TV series adaption of David Nicholls’ novel, One Day, is currently in the works.

The hugely popular bestseller follows its protagonists, Emma and Dexter, on the same day – 15 July – over the course of 20 years.

One Day was adapted into a film in 2011, which starred Anne Hathaway as Emma and Jim Sturgess as Dexter.

The movie, while commercially successful, divided fans, with many less than impressed with Hathaway’s English accent.

Now, ten years after the release of the film, Emma and Dexter’s story will be told through a TV series – and to say we’re excited is an understatement.

Taking to Twitter, Netflix announced the upcoming adaption in a thread.

The streaming platform wrote: “ONE DAY: Based on the bestselling novel by David Nicholls.

“An epic, tragi-comedy love story, every episode catches up with central characters Em and Dex on one particular day – 15th July – as they grow and change and move together and apart, experience joy and heartbreak.”

It’s safe to say we have our box of tissues at the ready.

Fans of the book were, naturally, intrigued to hear about the new adaption.

One re-tweeted the announcement and wrote: “If this is correctly casted it will be out of this world.”

Another acknowledged his fondness for the somewhat decisive film, writing: “I forever Stan Anne (even her Yorkshire accent) but this is exciting! I read One Day on a plane and wept so hard the flight attendant came to ask if everything was alright.”

Similarly, another Twitter user reflected on Anne Hathaway’s questionable performance, writing: “Exciting, but nothing can top the enduring entertainment value of Anne Hathaway’s Yorkshire accent.”

A fourth fan tweeted: “This sounds amazing, it’s one of my favourite books that I revisit every year.”