Here are 1 Main Differences between Netflix’s One Day and the Book

Between David Nicholls’ much-loved novel and its divisive 2005 film adaptation, One Day is a story many of us already know.

Now the film is being introduced to a new audience in the form of a Netflix miniseries, starring Leo Woodall and Ambika Mod as the leads Dexter and Emma.

But while you may feel like you’re getting something familiar when watching this new version, the author of the original novel One Day has noted one key difference with this latest adaptation.

“There is more sex in this film than in the novel,” he told Entertainment Weekly in December. “I tend to fade to black and Nicole (Taylor, One Day head writer) doesn’t fade to black.”

David also told the US outlet: “I knew from the start that I didn’t want to write it myself,” Nicholls said. “I spent a lot of time with him. It felt like it needed a fresh pair of eyes, but it was a joy.

“Of course we have cut it. We had to abbreviate a lot of things. So there are still editorial decisions to be made, but I’m very happy with the process and it’s been a really fun experience.”

David Nicholls pictured in 2019David Nicholls pictured in 2019

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One Day was a hit for David Nicholls upon its original release in 2009, and two years later, it was turned into a film starring Anne Hathaway and Jim Sturgess, to some dissent.

Netflix’s version of the story has proven popular with viewers, and has received a lot of support from critics.

All 14 episodes of One Day are now streaming on Netflix.

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