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"The One" - Netflix's new psychological series about finding your soulmate

"The One" - Netflix's new psychological series about finding your soulmate

Netflix's latest original series explores the devastating ramifications of unchecked technological progress.

The One imagines a possible future where people are able to identify their perfect soulmate by sending a simple hair sample, but what seems like an incredible discovery soon turns into a nightmare. The action takes place in a world where a DNA test can find your perfect mate - the one person you're genetically predisposed to fall passionately in love with. No matter how good your relationship is, who among us can honestly say we haven't wondered if there's someone better?

The idea is simple, but the implications are explosive. We will never think of love and relationships in the same way again.

The series unfolds largely from the perspective of Rebecca, CEO and co-founder of MatchDNA, the company behind this revolutionary new way to meet your soulmate.

And, as the folks at MatchDNA soon draw the attention of Kate, a straightforward and skeptical Metropolitan Police detective, it's worth noting that this is not your typical science fiction; rather, it's a thriller ... with a twist.

The science fiction series The One is written by Howard Overman, creator of the well-known British series Misfits. The One is produced by Overman's production company, Urban Myth Films, in association with Studio Canal. Johnny Capps and Julian Murphy are also attached as executive producers. Urban Myth has produced such series as War of the Worlds, Atlantis, Confession and Crazyhead. The limited series is based on the novel of the same name written by John Marrs, which was published in 2017. Netflix bought the rights to an adaptation the following year and production began the following year.

Hannah Ware stars in the series as Rebecca, the ambitious and driven CEO and founder of MatchDNA, a company that connects people with their soulmates.

Dimitri Leonidas appears as James, Rebecca's best friend and co-founder of MatchDNA, until he suddenly leaves at the height of the company's success (but only she knows why).

Amir El-Masry, Stephen Campbell Moore, Wilf Scolding, Diarmaid Murtagh, Lois Chimimba, Eric Kofi-Abrefa, Pallavi Sharda, Zoë Tapper complete the cast.



A second season has not yet received the official go-ahead, but actress Zoë Tapper has hinted that the story still has a lot more to tell.

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She told that "Obviously, you start to see the cracks forming, you see the cracks forming in the characters, but you also see the cracks forming in the actual business model. Because it's had such a global effect, it's as big as Facebook. People are watching the show in increasing numbers and it's changed their lives."

Since the series was inspired by a book, there's plenty of source material to work with for a new season.

The book includes a major storyline that was missed from the series, and this could be the main focus for season two.

A second season is likely to explore the flaws in Match DNA's service in more detail and expose Rebecca's weaknesses.

Unfortunately, since Netflix has not renewed the series, there is no official release date for season two yet. Fans, however, can hope that if the series is renewed, season two will be ready by summer 2022.


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