Josie Silver’s One Day in December is headed to the small screen, Deadline reports.
Silver’s novel, published in 2018 by Crown, was a selection for Reese Witherspoon’s popular book club. The book follows Laurie, who instantly falls in love with a man she sees through the window of a bus. She spends months looking for him, only to be introduced to him at a party—as her best friend’s new boyfriend.
A critic for Kirkus wrote of the novel, “Anyone who believes in true love or is simply willing to accept it as the premise of a winding tale will find this debut an emotional, satisfying read.”
Drake Doremus, known for films including Douchebag, Like Crazy, and Zoe, will write and direct the series for Netflix, with actor Lucy Boynton (Murder on the Orient Express, Bohemian Rhapsody) starring. Doremus and Boynton are among the series’ executive producers.
Silver shared news of the adaptation on Instagram, writing, “I have been bursting to share this happy news forever, I’m so glad it’s finally out there so I can shout about it! I cannot begin to tell you how thrilled, excited and downright GIDDY I am to think of One Day in December coming to the TV screen—and what a superstar dream team to bring it to life, I’m proper dazzled. Pretty exciting, eh?”
Michael Schaub, a journalist and regular contributor to NPR, lives near Austin, Texas.