Here’s Everything You Need To Know About Netflix’s Romantic Drama One Day

Netflix has just dropped its series adaptation of David Nicholls‘ heart-aching novel One Day and the reactions to the retelling are priceless!

A couple of weeks ago, the streaming giant dropped its re-telling of One Day, starring Ambika Mod as Emma Morley and Leo Woodall as Dexter Mayhew.

And I must say you before you watch it, please, please, PLEASE give the 2009 novel a read as well as the 2011 movie version — starring Anne Hathaway and Jim Sturgess — before or after you embark on this heartbreaking journey. Emphasis on the “heartbreaking” part.

But if you’re seeking extra information about the show, we’ve got you covered.

Here’s everything you should know about Netflix’s new series One Day

Is there a One Day trailer?

YES! If you want to taste of what One Day entails, I implore you to check out the trailer.

One thing I must say is that the trailer is definitely a juxtaposition of what is to come in the story.

Before the trailer, Netflix also dropped some stills from the series’ most iconic bits. I swear to god, if these pics dropped in the 2010s it would be on everyone’s Tumblr.

Take a peep below!

(Image source: Netflix)
(Image source: Netflix)
(Image source: Netflix)
(Image source: Netflix)
(Image source: Netflix)

What’s the plot?

One Day is an adaption of Nicholls’ 2009 novel of the same name. In 2011, One Day was made into a film starring Anne Hathaway as Emma and Jim Sturgess as Dex.

For those who may not know what the book entails, the plot follows the relationship, heartbreak and friendship of Emma Morley and Dexter Mayhew over the span of 20 years. I won’t say too much in case you want to feel the burn of a good ol’ romance flick, but let’s say it’s an emotional roller coaster.

Who’s in the cast?

The Netflix casting agents did not come to play when it came to One Day.

As our leading lass, Ambika Mod will be playing Emma. If you think Mod looks familiar, you might recognise her from the brutal drama series This Is Going To Hurt. Dexter will be played by White Lotus Season Two actor, Leo Woodall.

Other cast members include Tim McInnerny (Blackadder and Notting Hill), Eleanor Tomlinson (Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging), Joely Richardson (101 Dalmatians and Nip/Tuck) and Essie Davis (The Babadook and Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries).

When was One Day released?

Netflix Australia released One Day on February 8, 2024, at 7pm AEDT.

You can binge all the episodes now, but according to some of the reactions on the internet, I recommend you take your time to process the tragic story of this fictional pair.

I’m not sure if it’s the wacky weather, my loneliness or all of the love songs that have taken over my Spotify Wrapped, but I’ve been itching for a new show to give me butterflies. Similar to the same butterflies I got when I first saw Niall Horan from One Direction when I was, like, 14.

Anyway, it seems that Netflix will be filling that void with One Day.

Now excuse me as I rush to the nearest grocery shop for tissues, chocolates and a massive goon bag for my sorrows when this series drops.