The series features newcomer Aria Mia Loberti as the female lead.
All the Light We Cannot See, a four-part limited series adaptation of Anthony Doerr's Pulitzer Prize-winning bestseller by Shawn Levy and Steven Knight will star Mark Ruffalo and Hugh Laurie alongside Aria Mia Loberti. Newcomer Loberti, who is blind, portrays Marie-Laure, a blind adolescent whose path crosses with that of Werner, a German soldier, as they both attempt to escape the carnage of World War II in occupied France.
Ruffalo will play Daniel LeBlanc, the principal locksmith at the Museum of Natural History in Paris. He's trying to give his blind daughter Marie as much freedom as possible while still shielding her and the hidden jewel they carry from Nazi occupation. Laurie will be playing Etienne LeBlanc, an eccentric and secretive World War I hero suffering from PTSD. As part of the French Resistance, Etienne is a neurotic shut-in who records clandestine radio broadcasts.
Producer David Levy of Stranger Things has been working on the project for a few years through his Netflix firm, 21 Laps Entertainment, where he has an overall deal. Knight, the creator of Peaky Blinders, is penning the adaptation, while Levy is directing all four episodes.
Ruffalo, a three-time Academy Award nominee and Emmy winner, will next be seen in Shawn Levy's sci-fi adventure film The Adam Project, opposite Ryan Reynolds, Zoe Saldana, Jennifer Garner, and Catherine Keener. In the Disney+/Marvel series She-Hulk, he'll reprise his role as The Hulk. Ruffalo recently concluded filming on Yorgos Lanthimos' upcoming adaptation of Poor Things, in which he co-stars with Emma Stone, Willem Dafoe, and Ramy Youssef for Searchlight Pictures.
Emmy-nominated Laurie is currently filming the second season of HBO's comedy Avenue 5, created by Armando Iannucci of Veep. The former House and The Night Manager star is also writing, directing, and executive producing a North American adaptation of Agatha Christie's novel Why Didn't They Ask Evans? for BritBox. He'll next be seen in David Hare's four-part drama thriller, Roadkill, opposite Helen McCrory.