Netflix has extremely high hopes for their upcoming WWII drama series, All the Light We Cannot See. How do we know? Well, for one thing, they’re putting out a trailer seven months before it actually debuts. For another, the casting and weighty material pegs it as a must-see prestige event series at year’s end.
Surprisingly, the series comes from Shawn Levy, who I guess has earned this for his work on Stranger Things, not to mention his blockbuster stuff such as Free Guy and the upcoming Deadpool 3.
All the Light We Cannot See stars Mark Ruffalo, Aria Mia Loberti, Hugh Laurie, and Louis Hoffman, telling the story of two teens, a blind French girl fleeing the Nazis with her father, and a German boy forced to become a Nazi spy.
The series is based on Anthony Doerr’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. Levy developed the four-part drama alongside Steven Knight.
All the Light We Cannot See hits Netflix on November 2nd.
Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, All The Light We Cannot See is a groundbreaking limited series that follows the story of Marie-Laure, a blind French girl and her father, Daniel LeBlanc, who flee German-occupied Paris with a legendary diamond to keep it from falling into the hands of the Nazis. Relentlessly pursued by a cruel Gestapo officer who seeks to possess the stone for his own selfish means, Marie-Laure and Daniel soon find refuge in St. Malo, where they take up residence with a reclusive uncle who transmits clandestine radio broadcasts as part of the resistance. Yet here in this once-idyllic seaside city, Marie-Laure’s path also collides inexorably with the unlikeliest of kindred spirits: Werner, a brilliant teenager enlisted by Hitler’s regime to track down illegal broadcasts, who instead shares a secret connection to Marie-Laure as well as her faith in humanity and the possibility of hope.
Deftly interweaving the lives of Marie-Laure and Werner over the course of a decade, All The Light We Cannot See tells a story of the extraordinary power of human connection — a beacon of light that can lead us through even the darkest of times.