Who wants to star in Netflix’s next big American series? A casting in Aveyron!

We will see Villefranche-de-Rouergue in a major American series. (©Illustration Fabien Hisbacq – News Occitanie)

All the ingredients are there for this series to be a hit. A very famous book. A story evoking the Second World War, a very enticing cast, a fashionable channel… And the most incredible, it’s going to happen in Aveyron. And that you can play in it!

netflix will indeed shoot a mini-series adapted from the book All the light we can’t see (“All The Light We Cannot See”). A novel by American writer Anthony Doerr which received the Pulitzer Prize in 2015. It’s already a good base. It will be an adaptation in short format, four episodes of one hour only. In any case for this “first” season (we do not know if there will be others) which should be broadcast in 2023.

A blind teenager and a German soldier

The story next. All the light we can’t see tells the story of Marie-Laure, a blind teenager, and Werner, a German soldier, “whose paths cross in occupied France, while both are trying to survive the ravages of World War II”. Most of the action takes place in Saint-Malo, where most of the filming should take place.

A great screenwriter, a great director… and great actors

To adapt it, Netflix called on a great screenwriter, Steven Knightto whom we owe Dirty Pretty Things, Peaky Blinders or Shadow Promises. And to achieve it is Shawn Levy who was chosen. He made the trilogy Night at the Museum with Ben Stiller. He also filmed episodes of Stranger things

Finally, on the casting side, there is a very high level. The female lead role will be played by Aria Mia Loberti. If her name doesn’t mean anything to you yet, it’s normal, the actress is headlining for the first time. But she is well surrounded. We find in particular at his side Hugh Laurie, known for his embodiment of Dr House and Mark Ruffalo (Avengers, Spotlight, Zodiac, Shutter Island…).

There is also German Louis Hofman (Tom Sawyerseries Dark...) and Lars Eidinger.

Hundreds of extras

And maybe you! Since the production seeks hundreds of extras for the shooting, which should take place in the center of Villefranche-de-Rouergue between the end of June and the end of July 2022. the casting will take place from April 19 to 23, place Notre-Dame. The roles are open to almost all ages to camp inhabitants or soldiers.

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Contacted many times by News Occitaniathe town hall of Villefranche-de-Rouergue refused to comment on the subject.

It’s not the first time that Aveyron serves as a playground for Netflix. In 2021, a film was partly shot there, Lost Ball 2, a kind of Fast and Furious French style with Alban Lenoir, Nicolas Duvauchelle and Ramzy Bedia.

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Who wants to star in Netflix’s next big American series? A casting in Aveyron!