Shawn Levy is a director, producer, and writer who has been quite busy in recent years. Despite his hectic schedule, he has managed to work on several projects simultaneously, including directing movies like Free Guy and The Adam Project and producing and directing episodes for Stranger Things. He is now gearing up to direct Deadpool 3 and has also found the time to adapt Anthony Doerr’s Pulitzer-winning war novel, All The Light We Cannot See, into a four-part Netflix miniseries.
The series is set in World War II and primarily follows two characters, Marie-Laure LeBlanc and Werner Pfennig. Marie-Laure is a blind French teenager seeking refuge in her uncle’s house, while Werner is a German youngster drawn into the army after being accepted into military school for his radio technology skills. Mark Ruffalo plays Marie-Laure’s father, Daniel, while Hugh Laurie plays her great-uncle, Etienne. The teaser trailer for the series promises a grand, sweeping scope, with scenes moving between battlefields, aerial action, and Nazi-occupied towns. The connection between Marie-Laure and Werner is set to anchor the story, providing a human element to the larger narrative.
While the teaser trailer doesn’t include any dialogue, it certainly evokes a sense of drama and intrigue. The limited series is set to hit Netflix on November 2nd, and fans are eagerly awaiting its release to see if it lives up to the streaming service’s last wartime hit, All Quiet On The Western Front. With a talented cast and crew behind it, All The Light We Cannot See promises to be an emotional and compelling exploration of a tumultuous time in history.