“All the Light We Can’t See” is a limited series on Netflix

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Anthony Doerr’s epic war novel “All the Light We Can’t See” has been given the green light for a limited series on Netflix. Shawn Levy’s 21 Laps Entertainment (the production banner behind the “Stranger Things” and “Shadow and Bone” TV shows and the “Free Guy” and “Arrival” films) will produce, Levy will direct all episodes. The screen adaptation of the book is written by Steven Knight (“Peaky Blinders”).

The four-part show will center on the story of Marie-Laure, a blind French teenager, and Werner, a German soldier, whose paths collide in occupied France as they both try to survive the ravages of the WWII, as the show chronicles their lives from 1934 to 2014. “All the Light We Cannot See” was released in 2014 and won the coveted Pulitzer Prize in 2015, as well as the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in fiction in 2015. Additionally, the novel Doerr spent over 200 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list and sold nearly 15.2 million copies worldwide. It currently has an approval rating of 4.3 out of 5 on the Goodreads book review aggregator. Doerr’s latest novel, “Cloud Cuckoo Land”, is scheduled for release on September 28, 2021.

Levy, Dan Levine and Josh Barry of 21 Laps Entertainment will executive produce, along with Knight. Joe Strechay (“See”, “The OA”) will serve as associate producer and blindness and accessibility consultant. Producers have started their search for casting around the world, and actresses who are blind or visually impaired are especially encouraged to apply for the lead role of teenage Marie-Laure. Interested persons can apply by sending an email to [email protected]


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