The trailer has arrived for a big Netflix limited series, All the Light We Cannot See, heading to screens this November.
Based on the 2014 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Anthony Doerr, the story is set over a decade and follows a blind French girl, Marie-Laure (played by newcomer Aria Mia Loberti, who is blind in real life) and her father, Daniel LeBlanc (Mark Ruffalo), 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 (Louis Hofmann, Dark), 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.
Looks like quite the production here. The four-part limited series is directed by Shawn Levy (Free Guy, Stranger Things) and written by Steven Knight (Peaky Blinders, See), both of whom also serve as executive producers. The cast includes Nell Sutton as a younger Marie-Laure, Hugh Laurie as Uncle Etienne, Lars Eidinger as Von Rumpel, and Marion Bailey as Madame Manec.
All the Light We Cannot See will be streaming on Netflix from November 2nd.