Pulitzer Acclaimed “All the Light We Cannot See” Getting Adapted on Netflix as Limited Series

A new novel is getting an adaptation!

Netflix is bringing another novel adaptation to TV screens. This time it has given a green light to a war novel. Anthony Doerr’s epic war novel “All the Light We Cannot See” is the choice to give a go as a limited series on Netflix. Anthony Doerr won a Pulitzer Prize for the novel. The series will be produced by Shawn Levy under his production banner 21 Laps Entertainment. Levy will also be helming the direction of the series. Along with him, Steven Knight will also be adapting the series.

“All the Light We Cannot See” was published in 2014 which went on to win the Pulitzer Prize. The book spent more than 200 weeks on New york’s bestsellers and sold 152 million copies. It has a splendid rating of 4.3 out of 5 on Goodreads. The book became one of the best-selling books of the decade.   

Shawn Levy
Credit: Instagram/Shawn Levy

Who will be part of the project?

The series will be a four-part war drama. It will focus on the story of Marie-Laure, a French teenager who is blind, and Werner a German soldier. Both of their paths intercross and they survive the events of world war II in France. Levy has been developing this project for quite some time.  

21 Laps Entertainment has produced shows like Stranger Things, Shadow, and Bone, Dash & Lily and I am Not Okay with This. Steven Knight, who proposed the idea of adapting the novel, has produced the show Peaky Blinders. Levy, Josh Barry, and Dan Levine of 21 Laps Entertainment will be executive producing the series. Knight will also serve as an executive producer. 

The producers and casting have started, and actresses who are visually impaired are encouraged to apply for the role of Marie-Laure. Joe Strechay will serve as associative producer, blindness, and accessibility consultant.