Netflix Drama Series ‘One Day’: Filming Begins and What We Know So Far

Netflix is ​​developing a series adaptation of David Nicholls’ novel One day, which had already been adapted into a film in 2011 with Anne Hathaway. Filming is now underway and the stars This will hurt breakout star Amika Mob. We keep track of everything you need to know about One day season 1 on Netflix.

The editorial team is led by the BAFTA winner Nicole Taylor (wild rose, three girls), work with Anna Jordan (Killing Eve, Succession), Vinay Patel (Doctor Who) and Bijan Sheibani (morning song).

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Nicole Taylor

One day is a Drama Republic production with Universal International Studios and Focus Features.


What is the plot of One day?

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Based on the 2009 novel of the same name by David Nicholls, the One day The series follows Emma Morley and Dexter Mayhew catching up on the same day each year after they first met in college in 1988 and watching how they grow and change, move together and fall apart, experience joy and heartache.

Here is a more detailed summary of the story:

It’s 1988 and Dexter Mayhew and Emma Morley have just met. They both know that the next day, after graduating from college, they have to go their separate ways. But after just one day together, they can’t stop thinking about each other. Over the years, Dex and Em begin to lead separate lives, lives very different from the ones they dreamed of becoming. And yet, unable to let go of that special something that gripped them that first night, an extraordinary relationship develops between the two. Over 20 years, snapshots of this relationship are revealed on the same day, July 15, every year. Dex and Em face bickering and fighting, hopes and missed opportunities, laughter and tears. And as the true meaning of this pivotal day is revealed, they must grapple with the nature of love and life itself.

The book has already been adapted into a feature film in 2011 with Anne Hathaway. It was released by Universal Pictures and grossed $59 million at the box office on a budget of just $15 million.

Whether the new Netflix series will borrow ideas seen in the film remains to be seen. Here is the trailer for the movie which is streaming December 27, 2021 on 12 Netflix countries including Netflix Canada.


who is thrown into One day?

As of this writing, three cast members have been confirmed for One Day;

Ambika Mod, who was recently seen in the British drama series, takes on the role of Emma Morley. This will hurt as Shruti, which was credited as her breakout role.

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Ambika Mob as Shruti in It’s Gonna Hurt

Another newcomer, Leo Woodall has been cast as Dexter Mayhew. Woodall previously made his Netflix debut in the 2021 crime drama Cherry. The actor also starred in the HBO Original comedy series The White Lotus.

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Leo Woodall

Eleanor Tomlinson was cast as Sylvie. Tomlinson has already starred in a Netflix movie when she starred as Hayley in the wedding comedy Love Wedding Rehearsal. However, she is best known for her starring role as Demelza Poldark in the popular British drama Poldark.

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Eleanor Tomlinson as Demelza Poldark (right)


What is the production status of One day?

Filming is currently underway, which began on July 4, but it’s unclear when it will wrap.


How many episodes will be in One day?

No number of episodes has been announced, but one would expect a norm of 8 or 10.


What is the Netflix release date for One day?

Netflix has not announced a release date for One daybut we can probably expect it to drop on Netflix sometime in 2023. If we allowed ourselves to be speculative, we’d say July 15, 2023 because that’s when our main heroes meet each year in history.