Finally, a miniseries version of All The Light We Cannot See will premiere on Netflix. On November 2, the historical drama that is based on Anthony Doerr’s Pulitzer Prize–winning novel of the same name will make its debut.
In The Light We Cannot See, audiences are taken back to Nazi-occupied France during World War II. Shawn Levy, who is directing the series, hopes that his rendition accurately conveys the novel’s charm. “My central message to fans of the book—and I’m screaming this from the top of the mountain here—is, ‘I’m as big a fan as you,'” he stated in an interview with Tudum. [My objective] was to honour this exquisite book that had a profound impact on me.
All The Light We Cannot See was initially released in 2014. After “devouring” the novel, as Levy explained, he wanted to turn the war saga into a series. Levy said he was most drawn to themes of “innocence in the face of darkness” and “hope in the face of evil.” When he inquired about the rights, the novel had already been purchased by a team who wanted to turn it into a movie.
The narrative of All the Light We Cannot See is one of hope amid complete devastation. The narrative centres on the lives of two youngsters who cross paths during World War II. Werner Pfenning, a German youngster employed by the Nazi army, and Marie-Laure LeBlanc, a blind girl residing in Nazi-occupied France, are introduced to us. When Marie and Werner meet paths, they learn the real costs of war and grow to love one another.
Levy’s adaptation features a dynamic cast. Aria Mia Loberti plays Marie-Laure, while Louis Hofmann will star as Werner. The cast also includes Mark Ruffalo (Daniel LeBlanc), Hugh Laurie (Etienne LeBlanc), Lars Eidinger (Reinhold von Werner), Nell Sutton (young Marie-Laure), Marion Bailey (Madame Manec), and Andrea Deck (Sandrina).
Watch the trailer for the series below
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