The One: Netflix to adapt John Marrs novel into new sci-fi series
Staff Reporter | On 16, Nov 2018Reading time: 1 mins
Netflix has ordered The One, a new series based on the John Marrs novel of the same name.
The provocative sci-fi tale was first published in 2017, going on to become a best-selling ebook and be featured on Radio 2’s book club.
It takes place five minutes in the future, in a world where a DNA test can find your perfect partner – the one person you’re genetically predisposed to fall passionately in love with. No matter how good your relationship, which one of us can honestly say we haven’t thought about whether there is someone better out there? What if a hair sample is all it takes to find them? The idea is simple, but the implications are explosive. We will never think of love and relationships in the same way again. After all, even soul mates have secrets. And some are more shocking – and deadlier – than others…
The series will be produced by Urban Myth Films in association with STUDIOCANAL, with Johnny Capps and Julian Murphy both exec-producing for Urban Myth Films. It will be created and also exec-produced by Howard Overman (Misfits).
Netflix has ordered a 10-episode first season.