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All The Light We Cannot See - Limited Series Based on Anthony Doerr's Novel in Development at Netflix

Pulitzer Prize-winning, New York Times bestseller, All The Light We Cannot See is being adapted for the small screen by Netflix as a limited series per Deadline's exclusive.

Netflix and Shawn Levy's 21 Laps (Stranger Things, Arrival) have acquired rights to the novel by Anthony Doerr. Dan Levine, Levy and Josh Barry will executive produce the project. A writer has not yet been attached.

All the Light We Cannot See tells the story of Marie-Laure, a blind French teenager, and Werner, a German soldier, whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II.


Here is the extended synopsis of the novel via Goodreads.

From the highly acclaimed, multiple award-winning Anthony Doerr, the stunningly beautiful instant New York Times bestseller about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II.

Marie-Laure lives in Paris near the Museum of Natural History, where her father works. When she is twelve, the Nazis occupy Paris and father and daughter flee to the walled citadel of Saint-Malo, where Marie-Laure’s reclusive great uncle lives in a tall house by the sea. With them they carry what might be the museum’s most valuable and dangerous jewel.

In a mining town in Germany, Werner Pfennig, an orphan, grows up with his younger sister, enchanted by a crude radio they find that brings them news and stories from places they have never seen or imagined. Werner becomes an expert at building and fixing these crucial new instruments and is enlisted to use his talent to track down the resistance. Deftly interweaving the lives of Marie-Laure and Werner, Doerr illuminates the ways, against all odds, people try to be good to one another.