In recent years, the number of biopics appearing in mainstream media has significantly increased, highlighting a clear demand for such stories. However, because these stories are based on real-life events, the pool of potential biopics is limited. Recognizing this, major production companies such as Disney and National Geographic have joined forces to produce the biographical miniseries A Small Light, which aims to retell one of the most poignant and well-known stories in modern history: that of Anne Frank. Despite the various retellings of her story, the miniseries will focus on a lesser-known aspect of the narrative, that of Miep Gies, the woman who tried to protect the Frank family from the horrors of the Nazi regime. Here Is everything we know about the upcoming series.
A Small Light Season 1 Release Date: When will it air?
The first two episodes of A Small Light, have been officially scheduled to air on Monday, May 1, 2023, at 9 pm ET. From there on, viewers can expect to watch two episodes each week simultaneously every Monday. The initial two episodes will be broadcasted simultaneously on Lifetime, Nat Geo WILD, and National Geographic, with the option to stream them on Hulu and Disney+ the following day
A Small Light Season 1 Plot: What will it be about?
The upcoming series, Small Light, is based on an inspiring true story during WWII. Miep Gies was a young woman with a carefree spirit and strong opinions, even though holding such opinions could be deadly. When Otto Frank approached her to help hide his family from the Nazis, Miep did not hesitate to agree. For the next two years, she and her brave husband Jan and several other everyday heroes watched the Frank, van Pels, and Pfeffer families as they remained hidden in the secret annex.
A Small Light Season 1 Cast: Who’s in it?
The casting team for A Small Light appears to have assembled a talented and capable ensemble to take on the challenging story. Alongside Bel Powley, Joe Cole, and Billie Boullet, the cast includes some accomplished actors, such as Liev Schreiber as Otto Frank, Ashley Brooke as Margot Frank, Andy Nyman as Hermann van Pels, Noah Taylor as Doctor Pfeffer, Liza Sadovy as Mrs. Stoppelman, and Sebastian Armesto as Max Stoppelman. Other notable cast members include Caroline Catz as Mrs. van Pels, Rudi Goodman as Peter Van Pels, as Edith Frank, Daniel Donskoy as Karl Josef Silberbauer, Noah Leggott as Young Cas, Amira Casar and Mikulas Mikeska as The Baby.
A Small Light Season 1 Trailer: When will it be out?
The Small Light series trailer has already been released and is available on YouTube. The trailer effectively captures the weighty tone required for a story of this nature, with tense pacing and a haunting score by Ariel Marx. The main cast delivers standout performances, particularly Bel Powley and Joe Cole, who portray Miep Gies and Jan, respectively. The trailer shows all the sacrifices people are willing to make to keep those they love safe. It also confirms the harrowing moments the series will entail and promises powerful acting and sensitive cinematography, and direction. For more details on what to expect, check out the trailer below and mark you calendars for May 2, the series release.