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Series dubbed as ‘Netflix’s Normal People’ drops next month

Series dubbed as ‘Netflix’s Normal People’ drops next month

Move over, Paul Mescal and Daisy Edgar-Jones...

A series that’s been dubbed ‘Netflix’s Normal People’ drops on the streaming site next month, and we CANNOT WAIT.

Move over Paul Mescal and Daisy Edgar-Jones, we’ve two new star-crossed lovers on our hands!

Watch the trailer below:

Mescal and Edgar-Jones sent the world into a frenzy when they hit screens in 2020 as Connell and Marianne, two students who meet at secondary school in County Sligo before reuniting at Trinity College Dublin.

The heartbreaking drama went on to launch both into worldwide names, with their on-screen couple’s poignant saga lingering in our minds long after those credits rolled.

But while they’ve gone on to do bigger and better – with Mescal’s latest film, All of Us Strangers, out in UK cinemas today – as viewers, we’ve been waiting for another fictional couple to truly fill that void.

Enter One Day, the new Netflix series based on David Nicholls’ book of the same name, which was also turned into a 2011 film starring Anne Hathaway and Jim Sturgess.

One Day drops on Netflix in a matter of weeks.

The 14-episode limited series will see Ambika Mod and Leo Woodall step into the shoes of Emma Morley and Dexter Mayhew, two friends who meet after graduating from the University of Edinburgh in 1988.

Spanning two decades, the story follows Em and Dez as they reunite on St Swithin’s Day each year, both one year older – all the time growing and changing, moving together and apart, and navigating through joy and heartbreak.

Sounds familiar, doesn’t it?

GQ has already dubbed the show ‘Netflix’s Normal People- both in relation to the narrative, and what it might mean for the status of its two stars - while comparisons between the two books have always been circling online.

Naturally, fans are incredibly excited to see One Day finally hit screens, more than 10 years on from the film adaptation.

Many people have drawn comparisons between the story and that of Normal People.

Commenting on the trailer on YouTube, one person wrote: “As someone who LOVES the book, looks like this series is going TO SERVE! There are parts of the book that I actually wished that was seen in the film, however, they did not see the light of those cameras.

"Also, with this kind of story, which covers 20 years of the characters lives, A SERIES IS A MUST!”

Someone else said: “The movie had a huge impact on me. I’ve only seen it once, but I think about it all the time. It will be interesting to see it told again from a different directors POV.”

A third added: “I love the book and the first movie, and I can’t wait to see this version.

"This trailer already brought tears to my eyes, this story is one that stuck with me through the years and sometimes I still catch myself remembering Emma and Dex.”

Watch One Day on Netflix from 8 February – yep, just in time for Valentine’s Day.

Featured Image Credit: Netflix

Topics: TV And Film, Netflix, Normal People