A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Netflix’s ‘All The Light We Cannot See’
by Alex Billington
September 8, 2023
“The chance to work with really committed & intelligent & passionate people is the greatest privilege.” Netflix has unveiled a new 4-minute behind-the-scenes featurette for their upcoming series acclaimed book All the Light We Cannot See, an epic World War II survival thriller. Directed by Shawn Levy, the book has so much that they’ve split this into a four-part series – essentially two features that will be debuting as a mini-series later this year. He even says in this video that he pretty much went and made one, long 4-hour movie. All the Light We Cannot See tells the story of the extraordinary power of human connection. Over the course of a decade, it focuses on the lives of Marie-Laure Leblanc, a blind French girl taking refuge with her uncle, and Werner Pfennig, a brilliant German teenager with an expertise in radio repair. Through a shared secret connection, they find faith in humanity and the possibility of hope. Starring Louis Hofmann as Werner, Lars Eidinger, Marion Bailey, with Hugh Laurie, Mark Ruffalo, and introducing Aria Mia Loberti as Marie-Laure. This behind-the-scenes preview focuses on how they cast real blind actors to bring this exceptionally moving story to the screen. Looks like it’s going to be magnificent – I’ll be watching.
Here’s the “An Introduction” featurette for Netflix’s series All the Light We Cannot See, on YouTube:
You can watch the first teaser trailer for Netflix’s All the Light We Cannot See here or second teaser trailer.
Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel written by Anthony Doerr, Netflix’s 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 shares a secret connection to Marie-Laure as well as her faith in humanity and the possibility of hope.
All the Light We Cannot See is a series written and created by writer Steven Knight (Seventh Son, Pawn Sacrifice, Burnt, Allied, Woman Walks Ahead, The Girl in the Spider’s Web, Serenity, Spencer), and it’s directed by filmmaker Shawn Levy (Just in Time, Big Fat Liar, Just Married, Cheaper by the Dozen, The Pink Panther, Night at the Museum 1-3, Date Night, Real Steel, The Internship, This Is Where I Leave You, Free Guy, The Adam Project). Shawn Levy, Dan Levine and Josh Barry of 21 Laps Entertainment serve as Executive Producers on the series. Adapted from Anthony Doerr’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same name being turned into a four-part series. Netflix will debut All the Light We Cannot See streaming on Netflix worldwide starting on November 2nd, 2023 later this fall. Who’s still interested in watching this?