All the Light We Cannot See is Netflix’s upcoming limited series based on a war novel written by American author Anthony Doerr. The book was published by Scribner on May 6, 2014, and won the 2015’s Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the 2015’s Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction.
The plot is set in occupied France during World War II and focuses on a blind French girl, Marie-Laure LeBlanc, and a German boy, Werner Pfennig. The novel shows their journey as their lives become entangled.
Netflix partners with Stranger Things producer Shawn Levy and Peaky Blinders developer Steven Knight for a 4-episode limited drama sequence. The project has been in action at Levy’s 21 Laps Entertainment for a few years and was first declared in 2019. Steven Knight, Josh Barry, Shawn Levy, and Dan Levine all operate as executive producers of the assignment.
In December 2021, Aria Mia Loberti was announced to be the leading lady for the new series. This will be the actress’s debut title. Along with her, Ruffalo (well known for portraying the Hulk in the MCU) will be Daniel Leblanc, a locksmith working at the Museum of Natural History and Marie-Laure’s father. Laurie ( known for House M.D.) will play Etienne Leblanc, a wounded veteran suffering from PTSD. Pascal Ulli is to play Dr. Heinrich in the series, and he’s known for playing Reinhard Küng in Netflix’s Undercover series.
Filming was scheduled to hit the road in Europe in the first quarter of 2022, as per Production Weekly, and we can confirm that filming on the four-episode limited series is due to begin on March 14 2022, and run through to July 22, 2022. The series will be primarily shot in Berlin, but additional reports suggest that All The Light We Cannot See will also take extensively in Hungary.
For further updates, stay tuned.