Shawn Levy has been known to be a modern-day Chris Columbus with family-friendly action movies like Night at the Museum and Free Guy—and let’s also not forget about Netflix’s mega-hit Stranger Things. Despite Levy’s filmography, he has teamed up with Netflix for something on the more serious side.
Check out the trailer for miniseries All The Light We Cannot See:
The trailer doesn’t have any dialogue at all, but we can see that the story takes place during WWII around the rise of the Third Reich. Here’s the synopsis:
Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE tells the story of the extraordinary power of human connection. Over the course of a decade, this limited series interweaves the lives of Marie-Laure Leblanc, a blind French girl taking refuge with her uncle during WWII, and Werner Pfennig, an brilliant German teenager with an expertise in radio repair. Through a shared secret connection, they find faith in humanity and the possibility of hope.
The series stars Louis Hofmann, Lars Eidinger, Marion Baily, Hugh Laurie, and Mark Ruffalo. The series also introduces us to newcomer Aria Mia Loberti, who is said to be an actual blind actress; what’s also impressive is that she has no prior acting experience before she was cast in the film.
We know all about wartime dramas, with several great entries in the genre over the decades, but I’m interested to see what kind of series Levy can come up with, knowing his knack for kid-friendly action.
Catch All The Light We Cannot See when it starts streaming on Netflix on Nov. 2.