First look at National Geographic’s ‘A Small Light’ coming to Disney+

First look at National Geographic’s ‘A Small Light’ coming to Disney+

To commemorate the beginning of Hanukkah, Disney+ released a first look image from the upcoming National Geographic limited series A LITTLE LIGHT, will launch in 2023 exclusively on Disney+. Reflecting on the holiday’s themes of resistance, resilience and courage, this first look features Miep and Jan Gies, the Frank family, the van Pels family and Fritz Pfeffer in a scene from the show where they gather to celebrate the Jewish festival. Light while they are hidden in the secret annex.

Check out the first look image below:

The powerful eight-episode limited series tells the remarkable story of 20s secretary Miep Gies (Bell Powley), who did not hesitate when her boss Otto Frank (Liev Schreiber) asked her to hide him and his family from the Nazis during World War II. In the next two years, Miep, her husband Jan (Joe Cole) and several other everyday heroes watched over the eight souls hiding in the secret annex. It was Miep who found Anne’s diary and kept it so that she and Otto could later share it with the world. The series title comes from something Gies said late in her life: “I don’t like to be called a hero because no one should ever think that you have to be special to help others. Even an ordinary secretary or a housewife or a teenager can light a small light in a dark room.”

In the picture is also Amira Casar, who plays Edith Frank, mother of Margot and Anne; Billie Boullet, depicting Anne Frank; and Ashley Brooke, who plays Anne’s older sister Margot Frank. The remaining cast members include Eleanor Tomlinson as Tess (Miep’s best friend), Andy Nyman as Hermann van Pels, Caroline Catz as Auguste van Pels, and Noah Taylor like Dr. Fritz Pfeffer, all of whom hid in the annex of the Frank family; Sally Messham as Bep Voskuijl, Ian McElhinney such as Johannes Kleiman, and Nicholas Burns such as Victor Kugler, Miep’s associates; and Liza Sadovy as Mrs. Stoppelman, Laurie Kynaston as Casmir, and Sebastian Armesto as Max Stoppelman.

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A LITTLE LIGHT is produced by ABC Signature in collaboration with Keshet Studios for National Geographic. Executive producers and writers Joan Rater and Tony Phelan (ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Council of Dads”) serve as showrunners, and DGA Award-winner and Emmy®-nominated executive producer Susanna Fogel (“The Flight Attendant,” “Cat Person”) directs several episodes, including the pilot. Executive producers are Peter Traugott and Lisa Roos for Keshet Studios, Alon Shtruzman for Keshet International, and Avi Nir for Keshet Media Group.

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