Netflix has released a featurette of the new wartime drama “All the Light We Cannot See,” starring Aria Mia Loberti, Mark Ruffalo, Hugh Laurie, Louis Hofmann, Lars Eidinger, and Nell Sutton. The limited series, based on the Pulitzer Prize winning novel by Anthony Doerr, will premiere on the streaming service on November 2. Shawn Levy (“Stranger Things,” “Night at the Museum”) serves as director and executive producer.
“It was one of the great thrills of this experience to be there with a novelist whose work I revered,” said Levy. “And to see him there as he touched the model of St. Malo, as he saw these characters go from his head to standing there in the room with him. He was so happy to know that we had done this right, to know that we had honored his creative work with our creative work. It meant the world to me.”
The official synopsis for the series follows:
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. Directed by Shawn Levy and written by Steven Knight, the four-part limited series introduces newcomers Aria Mia Loberti and Nell Sutton as the older and younger Marie-Laure respectively, and stars Mark Ruffalo as Daniel LeBlanc, Hugh Laurie as Uncle Etienne, Louis Hofmann as Werner, Lars Eidinger as Von Rumpel, and Marion Bailey as Madame Manec.
“All The Light We Cannot See,” comprised of four one-hour episodes, premieres on Netflix on Nov. 2. Watch the featurette below: