It’s been announced that Netflix is to adapt Anthony Doerr’s WWII themed novel into a limited series on the streaming channel. The novel, which won the Pulitzer Prize was a favourite with award judges and readers alike and we’re sure this news will be music to the ears of many.
The heartbreaking All the Light We Cannot See is set in World War II and tells the parallel stories of a French girl, who is blind, and a German boy. Marie-Laure and her father escape Paris to a seaside town when the Nazis arrive, carrying with them a precious jewel. Meanwhile German ophan, Werner is a self taught radio expert who is enlisted by the Nazis to use this ability against the French Resistance. As they both try and survive the devastation of the war, their lives collide in spectacular fashion.
When published in 2014, All The Light We Cannot See, smashed all sales records to become an instant bestseller. It won the Pulitzer Prize and several other literary awards. The novel spent a staggering 130 weeks on the New York Times Bestsellers List and became one of the biggest selling books of the decade. With that in mind we’re not all that surprised that there’s going to be an adaptation.
It’s reported that Netflix and 21 Laps, the production company behind Stranger Things and Arrival will develop the series, which has not yet gone into production. No casting has yet been announced but we’ll be watching with interest to see what comes next!