One Day: The TV Adaptation Is Now Streaming On Netflix

By Martha Davies

5 months ago

Get ready for a glorious romance 


Love a literary adaptation? If you’ve exhausted Pride and Prejudice and you’re at a loose end waiting for Bridgerton season 3, you’ll be happy to hear that a TV adaptation of David Nicholls’ magnificent novel One Day has arrived on Netflix. Read on for the rundown.

Inside The Netflix Adaptation Of One Day

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What Is One Day About?

One Day centres on a pair of on-and-off lovers, Dexter and Emma. In the eponymous novel on which it is based, each chapter falls on the same day each year, beginning at the pair’s university graduation and spanning a twenty year period; according to Deadline, the series will be structured in a similar way, with each episode focusing on a single day within this timeline. The story charts Dexter and Emma’s formative experiences, tracing their fragmented relationship as they find and lose each other in the course of their lives. 

The novel was previously adapted into a film starring Anne Hathaway and Jim Sturgess in 2011.

Leo Woodall and Eleanor Tomlinson in One Day.

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Who Stars?

The White Lotus star Leo Woodall stars as Dexter, while breakout actress Ambika Mod (known for her role in This is Going to Hurt) plays Emma. The cast also includes Eleanor Tomlinson, Tim McInnerny, Essie Davis, Amber Grappy and Jonny Weldon.

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Where Was One Day Filmed?

One Day was largely shot on location in Scotland in 2022. Since the protagonists meet as students at Edinburgh University, you can expect a good handful of Edinburgh haunts including Old College (a late 18th-century building now used by the Edinburgh School of Law) and parts of the city centre such as Grassmarket and The Vennel. Shooting also took place at Arthur’s Seat, one of Edinburgh’s famous hills, before finishing up in London

Where Is It Streaming?

All episodes are now available to stream on Netflix.