The upcoming biographical drama A Small Light miniseries revolves around the life of Miep Gies, an employee of Otto Frank. It tells the real-life and inspiring story of her contribution to hiding his family including Anne Frank during Nazi occupation in Amsterdam.
English actress Bel Powley will be seen portraying the role of Miep Gies in the series. Liev Schreiber has been cast as Otto Frank with Joe Cole as Jan Gies, Amira Casar as Edith Frank, Billie Boullet as Anne Frank, and Ashley Brooke as Margot Frank. The series is set to be released on May 1, 2023, on National Geographic.
It will be available on Disney+ and Hulu the following day.
Following is a list of a number of other television series set in the time of war.
10 Must-Watch Television Series Like ‘A Small Light’:
World on Fire – Number of Seasons: 1
Peter Bowker created this British war drama series that is set in the Second World War and follows the hidden lives of ordinary civilians intertwined with each other and caught up in WWII across Europe from Britain, Germany, France, Poland, and the United States.
While switching its scenes between a number of locations of these places, the series also features visits to Warsaw, Paris, Berlin, Manchester, and Dunkirk. Jonah Hauer-King, Sean Bean, Helen Hunt, Lesley Manville, Julia Brown, Zofia Wichłacz, and Ewan Mitchell are some of the cast members of the series. It was released on 29th September of 2019 on BBC One.
Hitler: The Rise of Evil – Number of Seasons: 1
Christian Duguay directed this Canadian tv miniseries that is set in a Germany embittered with political fragmentation and economic distress. The plot revolves around the rise of Adolf Hitler as he begins to gain power after WWI as his hatred for the Jews turns out to be his political mission.
Scottish actor Robert Carlyle portrayed Adolf Hitler in the series. It was released on 18th May 2003.
Island at War – Number of Seasons: 1
This British tv series chronicles the story of the German occupation of the Channel Islands and focuses on the working-class Jonases, the middle-class Mahys, the upper-class Dorrs, and four German officers. As the real-life islands of Jersey and Guernsey, the series presents the fictional island of St. Gregory.
James Wilby, Clare Holman, Owen Teale, Julia Ford, Philip Glenister, and Saskia Reeves are some of the cast members of the series. It ran from 11th July to 15th August of 2004 on ITV.
Bomb Girls – Number of Seasons: 2
Michael MacLennan and Adrienne Mitchell created this Canadian tv drama series. The plot begins in the year 1941 and revolves around four women who work in a Canadian munitions factory at the time of World War II.
These four women are Lorna Corbett, Gladys Witham, Betty McRae, and Kate Andrews played respectively by Meg Tilly, Jodi Balfour, Ali Liebert, and Charlotte Hegele in the series. It ran from January 4, 2012, to April 29, 2013.
37 Days – Number of Seasons: 1
This British drama miniseries covers thirty-seven days prior to the beginning of World War I which is from 28th June of 1914 when Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria was assassinated to 4th August of that year, the day when the United Kingdom declared war on Germany.
The series ran from 6th March to 8th March 2014 on BBC Two and BBC Two HD.
The Halcyon – Number of Seasons: 1
Charlotte Jones created this British period drama series that aims to show the impact of war on families, relationships, and politics of London across all social strata. The series ran from 2nd January to 20th February 2017 on ITV.
Anzac Girls – Number of Seasons: 1
This Australian tv period drama is based on the book ‘The Other ANZACs’ by Peter Rees and the diaries, photographs, letters, and historical documents. The plot is about the rarely told true stories of nurses serving with the Australian Army Nursing Service and the Western Front during WWI. The series ran from 10th August to 14th September 2014.
The Cazalets – Number of Seasons: 1
This tv drama series is set between the years of 1937 to 1947 and revolves around the life of a large privileged family during that time. It ran from 22nd June to 27th July of 2001 on BBC One.
Wish Me Luck – Number of Seasons: 3
This British tv drama tells the story of the exploits of British women undercover agents in the time of World War II. It ran from 17th January 1988 to 25th February 1990 on ITV.
Land Girls – Number of Seasons: 3
This British tv period drama series features four women in the Women’s Land Army during World War II. It ran from 7 September 2009 to 11 November 2011 on BBC One and BBC HD.