Wednesday, February 15, 2023

National Geographic Announces Premiere Date for Limited Series 'A Small Light' Starring Liev Schreiber and Bel Powley

National Geographic has today announced the premiere date for its upcoming original limited series A Small Light starring Liev Schreiber and Bel Powley.

The 8-episode limited series will debut on Monday, May 1 at 9/8c. with back-to-back episodes. New episodes will continue to be released weekly every Monday in two-episode blocks starting at 9/8c. Episodes will be available to stream the next day on Disney+.

Told with a modern sensibility, the series depicts the remarkable true story of secretary Miep Gies (Powley), who was a young, carefree and opinionated woman - at a time when opinions got you killed - when her boss, Otto Frank (Schreiber), asked her to help hide his family from the Nazis during World War II. Without hesitation, Miep agreed. For the next two years, she and her daring and devoted husband Jan, with several other everyday heroes, watched over the Frank, van Pels and Pfeffer families hiding in the secret annex.

A life once filled with parties and pints, the series details how Miep's life changed the moment she said "yes." From daily food runs to scrounging for ration coupons to selling beloved heirlooms, it took countless selfless sacrifices. In the end, it was Miep who found Anne Frank's diary and preserved it so that she and Otto could later share it with the world to ensure it served as a testament for generations to come.

In addition to Schreiber and Powley, the series stars Joe Cole, Amira Casar, Billie Boullet, Ashley Brooke, Andy Nyman, Caroline Catz, Rudi Goodman, Noah Taylor, Eleanor Tomlinson, Sally Messham, Ian McElhinney, Nicholas Burns, Liza Sadovy, Laurie Kynaston and Sebastian Armesto.

Joan Rater and Tony Phelan created the series. They executive produce with Peter Traugott, Lisa Roos, Alon Shtruzman, Avi Nir and director Susanna Fogel. ABC Signature and Keshet Studios produce.