The company with the red “N” will move the machinery in the United Kingdom, on the occasion of five future original shows that it will produce in that European territory. Among them is a series inspired by the hit novel Always the same day by author David Nicholls. Ten years ago, a homonymous film adaptation of that book saw the light – with Anne Hathaway and Jim Sturgess in the leading roles – which sadly received very negative reviews, despite the fact that Nicholls himself served as a screenwriter. Will Netflix be able to erect a more fortunate audiovisual?
Always the same day follows the story of Emma Morley and Dexter Mayhew. They spend a night together after graduating from the University of Edinburgh in 1988. From there, the novel explores the lives of its protagonists and their friendly relationship over the next 20 years. In fact, each chapter of the book deals with a different year, but “always on the same day,” that is, the fifteenth of July.
Netflix serial adaptation to feature BAFTA winner Nicole taylor (Three girls) at the head of a team of scriptwriters also composed of Anna jordan (Killing Eve), Vinay patel (Doctor who) and the theater director Bijan Sheibani. In addition, The Hollywood Reporter notes that the show will be produced by the Drama Republic brand (The irregular ones) in collusion with Universal International Studios and Focus Features. At the moment, no name sounds for the cast or for the director’s chair.
The filming of the television project One day (original title of the novel) is scheduled to begin in 2022. Next year, another four British-made series will also enter filming, eventually joining the list of original content for the red “N”. Those are the science fiction show Supacell, the thriller Eric, the mythological Kaos and The Fuck It Bucket, about a 17-year-old girl with a history of anorexia.
The movie Always the same day, from 2011, was directed by the Danish Lone Scherfig. It is currently available in the Netflix Latin America catalog. What did you think of that original tape? And what expectations do you have for the upcoming British series?
The entry Always on the Same Day TV Series Announced, courtesy of Netflix, was first published on Cinema PREMIERE.