Irma Correa, scriptwriter and showrunner of Boomerang TV’s ‘If only’ for Netflix
Netflix has announced the production from Spain of ‘If Only’, a project created by screenwriter Ece Yörenç (who previously made the successful ‘Fatmagül’), after its cancellation in Turkey due to the controversial inclusion of a gay character. This new version will be titled ‘If Only‘ and will be made by the production company, Boomerang TV.
It was in July of last year when it was announced that ‘If Only” was cancelled before starting its shooting: “Due to a gay character, the permissions to shoot the series were not guaranteed and this was very unnerving for the future”, announced the creative manager in the Turkish media. It was to be an eight-episode mini-series in which Özge Özpirinçci (‘Woman’) was to star.
After the abrupt end of the project, Netflix has resumed it again in Spain, together with screenwriter Irma Correa (‘Alba’), who has been in charge of adapting the format and will act as showrunner of ‘If Only’, with Yörenç as consultant. The other major change in the project is that it will have a Spanish cast, led by Megan Montaner (’30 Coins’) as the lead, playing Emma, a 30-year-old woman trapped in an unhappy ten-year marriage to Nando.
The official synopsis explains a little more about the plot: “Emma, trapped in a routine without romance or excitement, realizes that if she could go back in time, she would not accept Nando’s marriage proposal and decides she should divorce him. A couple of days later, while on her way to see a rare lunar eclipse with her friends, a glitch in time sends her back 10 years to 2008. Her 30-year-old mind is trapped in her 20-year-old body. Life gives her a chance to reevaluate who she was and who she wants to become, with the distinct advantage of already knowing what the next decade holds for the world”.