When you’re one of the creative forces behind Stranger Things, Netflix is going to go out of its way to keep you happy. And Shawn Levy is indeed a happy filmmaker, as the streamer backed his big-budget WWII drama series All the Light We Cannot See, which arrives this November.
Starring newcomer Aria Mia Loberti, plus Mark Ruffalo, Hugh Laurie, Louis Hofmann, Lars Eidinger, and Nell Sutton, the adaptation of Anthony Doerr’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel centers on two teenagers during the height of Nazi power in WWII. One is a blind French girl who is the voice of a pirate radio station, another is a German teenage boy forced to join the Nazi Regime.
The screenplay was penned by Steven Knight, known for Peaky Blinders, Taboo, and for penning Eastern Promises.
Synopsis: 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.
All the Light We Cannot See hits Netflix on November 2nd.