Anthony Doerr’s Pulitzer Prize winning novel and bestseller, All the Light We Cannot See, is set to be adapted into a limited series for Netflix.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Shawn Levy’s production company 21 Laps Entertainment, popularly known for the Netflix hit Stranger Things, is to produce the limited series while Levy himself is slated to direct and executive produce Doerr’s bestseller. Steven Knight, screenwriter for the British period crime drama Peaky Blinders, is also set to write the episodes for the limited series. Additionally, Dan Levine and Josh Barry of 21 Laps Entertainment will also executive produce the show working with Levy and Knight for Netflix.
Doerr’s All the Light We Cannot See, published in 2014, takes place in occupied France during World War II and follows the story of Marie-Laure, a blind teenage girl, and Werner, a German soldier. Together, they traverse the devastation and horror of the war. Their story, which spans the years from 1934-2014, is set to be a four-part limited series for Netflix. At first, the show’s producers are actively encouraging actresses who are blind or low-vision to apply to their worldwide casting search for the lead, Marie-Laure.
All the Light We Cannot See is an international bestseller and spent more than 200 weeks on the New York Times Bestsellers list. Doerr’s novel sold more than 15.2 million copies globally. Fans of the bestseller will be excitedly waiting to see the Netflix adaptation of the novel.
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