It seems like Netflix is preparing for something huge and flabbergasting, as it brings two great minds together. Stranger Things producer Shawn Levy and Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight will come together to work together on a special drama series. The duo will adapt Anthony Doerr‘s World War II novel All The Light We Cannot See for Netflix. Here is everything we know about the project so far.
Knight will serve as the screenwriter of the series. Meanwhile, Lewy will sit in the director’s chair. Levy has proved his caliber as a director in 2021 with his Ryan Reynolds starrer Free Guy. This project has been sitting in Levy’s production house 21 Laps Entertainment for a long time now and was first announced back in the year 2019.
Steven Knight, Josh Barry, Shawn Levy, and Dan Levine will serve as executive producers of the project. Here is everything we know about the Netflix Original series.
All The Light We Cannot See plot
As mentioned before, the Netflix series will entirely be based on the 2014 Pulitzer-winning novel of the same name. So it will follow the same plot as Anthony Doerr’s book.
Here you can read the synopsis of the World War II novel as seen on Amazon:
Marie-Laure lives in Paris near the Museum of Natural History, where her father works. When she is twelve, the Nazis occupy Paris and father and daughter flee to the walled citadel of Saint-Malo, where Marie-Laure’s reclusive great uncle lives in a tall house by the sea. With them they carry what might be the museum’s most valuable and dangerous jewel.
In a mining town in Germany, Werner Pfennig, an orphan, grows up with his younger sister, enchanted by a crude radio they find that brings them news and stories from places they have never seen or imagined. Werner becomes an expert at building and fixing these crucial new instruments and is enlisted to use his talent to track down the resistance. Deftly interweaving the lives of Marie-Laure and Werner, Doerr illuminates the ways, against all odds, people try to be good to one another.
Who is cast in the Netflix series All The Light We Cannot See?
Back in September 2021, Netflix announced a huge search looking for actors to cast in this project. A major requirement for the same was that the person had to be blind or low-vision, as they were supposed to play Marie-Laure.
A few months later, it was announced that Aria Mia Loberti will play the lead role in the series. She was really happy about this opportunity and took to Instagram to announce it.
In January 2022, a couple of actors joined the cast. As Mark Ruffalo and Hugh Laurie will play Daniel Leblanc and Etienne Leblanc, respectively.
The team is also looking for a young boy who will play the role of Werner Pfennig, a specialist in detecting radio frequencies which will eventually lead him to Marie-Laure.
What is the production status of this project?
According to issue 1265 of Production Weekly, the filming of this 4-episode series will begin soon. The shooting is scheduled to begin on March 14, 2022, and will be wrapped up by July 22, 2022.
How many episodes will the series have?
The Netflix series All The Light We Cannot See will have four episodes; each episode will have a run time of about an hour.
All The Light We Cannot See release date
So far, we do not have any confirmed date for the release of All The Light We Cannot See on Netflix. However, we will hopefully get to see the series sometime in 2023.