Lately, there's been no shortage of excellent books being given the royal, onscreen treatment. And while the widely-shared belief that a film or television series will never quite live up to the hype still stands; we'd be lying if we said we weren't intrigued at the prospect of seeing our favourite tales in a new light. All within reason, of course. With streaming giants taking full advantage of our penchant for adaptations; it comes as no surprise that Netflix's latest series is the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, All the Light We Cannot See.
For those unfamiliar with the 2014 novel written by American author Anthony Doerr, All the Light We Cannot See is an epic war tale set in the midst of World War II. The book follows a young girl Marie-Laure, a French teenager who is blind; and Werner, a German soldier, whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II. Doerr's novel recounts both their lives from six and eight-year-old children in 1934, all the way through the war and up until 2014.
As for how the moving story will play out on the screen; Netflix has confirmed that All the Light We Cannot See will be a four-part limited series created by Shawn Levy and Steven Knight. If Levy's name sounds familiar, he happens to be one of the main producers behind the hit sci-fi series, Stranger Things. And as for Knight, he holds his own as the screenwriter for the Netflix's Peaky Blinders. So, we can rest easy knowing that Doerr's novel is in good hands.
At the time of publishing, the worldwide search to find the series' lead characters is still very much in full swing. Which, confirms that it might be some time before we see the series on our screens. Stay tuned for more details to come.