Netflix’s newest original series tells an epic story of hope, love and connection. And while critics seem to hate it so far, fans can’t get enough of the heartwarming tale. Adapted from Anthony Doerr’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, All the Light We Cannot See premiered on Nov. 2 and is currently ranked as Netflix’s No. 1 show — despite its super low Rotten Tomatoes score.
Want to check out the new Netflix series for yourself? Here’s what you need to know about All the Light We Cannot See, including cast info, how to watch, what critics are saying and more.
What is All the Light We Cannot See about?
As the trailer suggest, All the Light We Cannot See takes place against the grim backdrop of WWII, and follows Marie-Laure, a young blind girl living with her father and uncle in St. Malo, France. In secret, Marie-Laure begins illegal radio broadcasts where she speaks of hope and humanity to combat the darkness of war. Meanwhile, a teen boy is tasked with finding Marie-Laure and silencing her forever.
All the Light We Cannot See cast
All the Light We Cannot See stars Aria Mia Loberti as Marie-Laure, the young, blind French protagonist who illegally broadcasts stories of hope over the radio in war torn France during World War II. Mark Ruffalo plays her father, Daniel LeBlanc. Louis Hofmann plays Werner, a teen boy enlisted by Hitler’s regime to track down illegal broadcasts like Marie-Laure’s. Also in the cast are Lars Eidinger, Hugh Laurie and Marion Bailey.
How to watch All the Light We Cannot See
Is All the Light We Cannot See based on a book?
Netflix’s new series All the Light We Cannot See is based on a novel of the same name by Anthony Doerr. Doerr’s book is one of the most-acclaimed novels of the past decade, winning a Pulitzer Prize and shortlisted for a National Book Award.
Screenwriter Steven Knight and director Shawn Levy have turned the 544-page novel into a four-episode limited series, now streaming in its entirety on Netflix.
All the Light We Cannot See reviews
Despite currently being ranked as Netflix’s No. 1 show, All the Light We Cannot See currently has a grim 22% Tomatometer score on Rotten Tomatoes. This low score is admittedly at odds with the 67% audience score, but even more at odds with the reception the series is getting online, where it’s being praised by new fans of the series and those who read the book.
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