Netflix has announced that the highly anticipated adaptation of Anthony Doerr’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel “All the Light We Cannot See” will be released on December 31, 2021. The series is expected to be a major highlight of the streaming service’s end-of-year lineup.
The novel, which was published in 2014, tells the story of a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths cross during World War II. The book was widely acclaimed for its beautiful prose and emotional depth, and has been a bestseller since its release.
The Netflix adaptation will star Emily Watson as Madame Manec, the housekeeper for the girl’s family, and Edgar Ramirez as Etienne LeBlanc, a French Resistance fighter. Newcomer actress Raffey Cassidy will play the role of the young French girl, Marie-Laure, while Kaisa Hammarlund will portray her mother. Meanwhile, German actor Tom Wlaschiha will take on the role of the boy’s father, and Felix Jamieson will play the boy himself, Werner Pfennig.
The series is being produced by 21 Laps, the production company behind the hit Netflix series “Stranger Things.” Shawn Levy, the director and producer of “Stranger Things,” will also serve as an executive producer on “All the Light We Cannot See.”
Fans of the novel are eagerly anticipating the series, which promises to bring the book’s powerful story to life on screen. With a talented cast and experienced production team behind it, the adaptation is shaping up to be one of the most highly anticipated releases of the year.
“All the Light We Cannot See” is just one of several highly anticipated adaptations of popular books and series that Netflix has in the works. The streaming service has been steadily expanding its library of original content in recent years, and the success of shows like “Stranger Things” and “The Crown” has helped establish it as a major player in the entertainment industry.