“All the Light We Cannot See” & “Expats” Among TV Shows Premiering at 2023 TIFF

Mark Ruffalo in
Mark Ruffalo in "All the Light We Cannot See"

The Toronto International Film Festival introduced the Primetime program in an attempt to celebrate the magic of television, and they’ll be doing it again this year. TIFF’s Primetime program has been announced and it includes world premieres of the highly-anticipated series All the Light We Cannot See and Expats.

Netflix’s World War II mini-series All the Light We Cannot See, based on Anthony Doerr’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, is one of the high-profile shows set to premiere at TIFF. It stars Mark Ruffalo, Hugh Laurie, Aria Mia Loberti, and Louis Hofmann and it will be celebrated in Toronto before streaming on Netflix in November.

Amazon Prime Video’s Expats marks Lulu Wang’s highly-anticipated follow-up to her acclaimed movie The Farewell. It’s led by Nicole Kidman, Sarayu Blue, and Ji-young Yo, and centers on the vibrant lives of a close-knit expatriate community.

TIFF’s Primetime program includes TV shows from all around the world, including the British romantic drama Alice & Jack starring Andrea Riseborough and Domhnall Gleeson, the Israeli crime drama Bad Boy, the South Korean series Bargain, and the Baltic drama Estonia.

Three Canadian projects are also expected to premiere in Toronto next month: Bria Mack Gets a Life, Black Life: Untold Stories, and Telling Our Story. According to TIFF’s Chief Programming Officer, Anita Lee, they’ll spotlight underrepresented voices from an exciting new wave of storytellers.