Netflix Revives a Classic Love Story
Over a decade since Anne Hathaway graced the big screen in the film adaptation of David Nicholls’s best-selling novel “One Day,” Netflix has breathed new life into this beloved tale. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, the streaming giant has released a series adaptation that promises to capture the hearts of old fans and new viewers alike. Starring Ambika Mod of “This is Going to Hurt” fame and Leo Woodall from “The White Lotus,” the series offers a fresh take on the characters of Emma and Dexter, exploring their intricate relationship over two decades.
The Journey of Emma and Dexter Revisited
“One Day” on Netflix delves into the nuanced, slow-burning connection between Emma and Dexter, characters previously brought to life by Hathaway and Jim Sturgess. The series spans over twenty years, charting the pair’s journey through the ebbs and flows of life, love, and friendship. The novel’s adaptation to the screen has always been a topic of discussion, and the new series aims to honor the original story’s depth and complexity.
Cast Insights on the Adaptation Challenge
Leo Woodall shared his thoughts on the adaptation process, emphasizing the significant challenge it posed. “We both knew it was a mountain to climb,” Woodall remarked, highlighting the depth of the story and the rigorous audition process that deeply immersed both actors in their roles. Ambika Mod echoed this sentiment, noting the “scope and breadth and length of the series” as particularly daunting aspects of bringing the novel to life on Netflix.
How to Stream the Original “One Day” Film
For fans interested in revisiting the 2011 movie adaptation starring Anne Hathaway and Jim Sturgess, a variety of streaming options are available. The film can be rented or purchased on digital platforms such as Prime Video, Apple TV, Google Play Movies, Sky Store, YouTube, Rakuten TV, and Microsoft Store. Additionally, Netflix subscribers in the UK can stream “One Day,” although it’s not available under the ‘Basic with Ads’ subscription plan.
A Valentine’s Gift from Netflix
The release of the “One Day” series on Netflix marks a significant moment for fans of the novel and film adaptation alike. With Ambika Mod and Leo Woodall stepping into the roles of Emma and Dexter, viewers are invited to experience the poignant and timeless story of love, life, and everything in between. As Valentine’s Day approaches, this series stands as a testament to the enduring appeal of David Nicholls’s masterpiece, offering a new generation the chance to discover the magic of “One Day.”