‘All the Light We Can’t See’ Netflix Limited Series: Everything We Know So Far

Netflix Pairs stranger things producer Shawn Levy and Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight for a 4-episode limited drama series. The duo are working on the adaptation of the World War II novel All the light we can’t see which comes from author Anthony Doerr. Here’s everything we know about the project, which begins filming in March 2022.

Knight has served as screenwriter for the limited series, while Levy will direct all four episodes. Earlier in 2021, critically acclaimed free guy starring Ryan Reynolds came out, which Levy also directed.

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The project has been in development at Levy’s 21 Laps Entertainment for a few years now and was first announced in 2019. Levy is notably working with Netflix as part of a huge overall deal.

Levy is on board to direct all four episodes of the series.

Steven Knight, Josh Barry, Shawn Levy, and Dan Levine are all executive producers on the project.

Here’s Everything Else We Know About Netflix All the light we can’t see:


What is the plot of All the light we can’t see?

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As mentioned above, Netflix All the light we can’t see is an adaptation of Anthony Doerr’s 2014 Pulitzer Prize-winning and best-selling novel of the same name.

Here is the summary of the book for All the light we can’t see as seen on Amazon:

Marie-Laure lives in Paris near the Natural History Museum, where her father works. When she was twelve, the Nazis occupied Paris and father and daughter fled to the fortified citadel of Saint-Malo, where Marie-Laure’s reclusive great-uncle lived in a large house by the sea. what might be the museum’s most valuable and dangerous gem.

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 repairing these crucial new instruments and is enlisted to use his talent to hunt down the resistance. Deftly intertwining the lives of Marie-Laure and Werner, Doerr illuminates the ways in which, against all odds, people try to be kind to each other.


who is thrown into All the light we can’t see?

Netflix announced a major search for its lead actor in September 2021 with requirements that they must be blind or visually impaired. They would play Marie-Laure. After two months, it was announced that the search was over.

In December 2021, it was announced that Aria Mia Loberti would serve as the new series’ leading lady. This will be the actress’ first title.

She celebrated the news by posting on Instagram the following:

“I’m thrilled to finally share that I will be playing Marie-Laure Leblanc in the Netflix adaptation of All The Light We Can’t See. If you’re unfamiliar with the extraordinary Pulitzer-winning book, All The Light follows Marie as she grows up in Nazi-occupied France. It’s a complex story of hope, forgiveness, power and resilience, and it’s very special to me.

In a million years, I never thought something like this would happen to me. The creative team behind this project is the stuff dreams are made of. I’m very lucky. More lucky and humbled and grateful than I can express. Thank you for your trust and your faith.

I appreciate the extent of this responsibility and what this character means to blind and disabled people, blind girls in particular. A blind lead role performed by a blind actor. This is a significant leap forward for inclusion, rights and the representation of disability on screen and beyond. I will never feel the weight of this, and I will wear it proudly and use it as a catalyst for positive change, equity and breaking down barriers.

Despite its many ups, my life has never been easy, filled with its fair share of obstacles, traumas and battles. Same with Mary. Although the landscape crossed by Marie is different from mine, our spirit is the same. Marie will take root on screen as a fully independent, fully realized, fully self-sufficient character. I can’t wait to bring this amazing story to life, and I’m SO excited for you all to meet her.

Aria will play the role of Marie-Laure Leblanc who is described as thoughtful, curious and intelligent. She communicates using her radio to talk to people in the outside world during the Nazi occupation of France in World War II.

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Pictured (left to right): Aria Mia Loberti, Mark Ruffalo and Hugh Laurie

Then in January 2022, two more headline castings were announced with the inclusion of Mark Ruffalo and Hugh Laurie joining the cast.

Ruffalo (known for playing Hulk in the MCU) will play Daniel Leblanc who is a locksmith at the Natural History Museum and father of Marie-Laure. He is determined, despite the occupation, to give his daughter the best possible education.

Laurie (best known for MD of the house) will play Etienne Leblanc, an injured veteran suffering from PTSD. Serves as uncle to Daniel and great-uncle to Marie-Laure.

Netflix is ​​also in the process of casting a young boy who will play Werner Pfennig. It is a specialist in the detection of radio frequencies who brings him to Marie-Laure.


What is the production status of All the light we can’t see?

Since October 2021, Netflix’s limited series All the light we can’t see is in his writing process. Filming was scheduled to begin in Europe in the first quarter of 2022 according to Production Weekly issue 1265 and we can now confirm that filming for the four-episode limited series is scheduled to begin March 14, 2022 and run through July 22. , 2022. The series will mainly be filmed in Berlin.


How many episodes will be in All the light we can’t see?

by Netflix All the light we can’t see is confirmed to consist of only four one-hour episodes.


What is the Netflix release date for All the light we can’t see?

Netflix has not set a release date for All the light we can’t see, but it would be safe to say in 2023.

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