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The One: Hannah Ware to Play the Lead in Upcoming Netflix Series

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Hannah Ware speaking at the 2014 San Diego Comic Con International, for "Hitman: Agent 47", at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California (Courtesy: Gage Skidmore Licensed Under CCA Share Alike 2.0 Generic)

Hannah Ware, the English actor who is best known for political drama series Boss and 2015 action film Hitman: Agent 47, will play the lead in Netflix’s upcoming science-fiction series The One, a press release said.

The One is an eight-episode series which is based on John Marr’s 2018 bestseller novel of the same name. Set in the future, the story revolves around a world where a company named MatchDNA performs a DNA test to find perfect partners or “soul mate” for everyone – “the one person you’re genetically predisposed to fall passionately in love with”. Though the company matches millions of people, the tests also lead to countless breakups and raises the question whether every match leads to a happy ending.

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,” the Netflix synopsis said.

Ware will play the role of an ambitious and impulsive Rebecca, the CEO and founder of MatchDNA. The series also stars Dimitri Leonidas as James, Rebecca’s best friend and the co-founder of MatchDNA.

Howard Overman, the British television writer who is best known for the science fiction comedy-drama television show Misfits, is the creator, writer and executive producer of The One along with Johnny Capps and Julian Murphy for Urban Myth Films.

Produced under the banner of Urban Myth Films in association with Studio Canal, the series also features Amir El-Masry Stephen, Campbell Moore, Wilf Scolding, Diarmaid Murtagh, Lois Chimimba, Eric Kofi-Abrefa, Pallavi Shard, Zoë Tapper and Gregg Chillin in pivotal roles.

The One will start streaming on Netflix from March 12.

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