The official trailer for All the Light We Cannot See provides a more in-depth look at the World War II drama based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning bestseller of the same name.
The Netflix limited series, directed and executive produced by Shawn Levy, stars Mark Ruffalo, Aria Mia Loberti, Louis Hofmann, Hugh Laurie and Lars Eidinger, among others. Steven Knight (Peaky Blinders) wrote the script.
Told over the course of four episodes, All the Light We Cannot See “follows Marie-Laure (Loberti), a blind French girl and her father, Daniel (Ruffalo), who flee German-occupied Paris with a legendary diamond to keep it from falling into the hands of the Nazis.”
They take up residence in a small seaside city called St. Malo with their reclusive uncle, played by Laurie, who broadcasts radio shows as part of the resistance against the Nazis. When Marie-Laure begins broadcasting as well, her path collides with kindred spirit Werner (Hofmann), a teenager Hitler enlists to find the mysterious broadcasters.
“Ladies and gentlemen, before I begin my broadcast today, I have something to say,” Marie-Laure opens the trailer saying, “In this time of darkness, of fading cities, I’m trying to remember: Light lasts forever; darkness lasts not even for one second when you turn on the light.”
“I know that broadcasting can get me executed,” she continues, before the attic she’s broadcasting from explodes, “but I will not be silenced.”
The more-than-three-minute trailer follows a teaser that was released in April and the series’ world premiere at the Toronto Film Festival in September.
All the Light We Cannot See hits Netflix Nov. 2.