What’s New On Disney+ | A Small Light (US/UK/IE/AU/NZ)
It’s Tuesday, and Disney+ subscribers around the world, including in the United States, Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom and Ireland, have two brand new episodes of the new drama series, “A Small Light” to enjoy. The new episodes are also available on Hulu.
Based on an inspiring true story, Miep Gies (Bel Powley) was young, carefree and opinionated — at a time when opinions got you killed ― when Otto Frank (Liev Schreiber) asked her to help hide his family from the Nazis during WWII. Without hesitation, Miep agreed. For the next two years, she and her daring and devoted husband, Jan (Joe Cole), with several other everyday heroes, watched over the Frank, van Pels and Pfeffer families hiding in the secret annex.
Told with a modern sensibility, “A Small Light” shakes the cobwebs off history and makes Miep’s story feel relevant, forcing audiences to ask themselves what they would have done in Miep’s shoes; and in modern times, asking if they would have the courage to stand up to hatred. Some stood by; Miep stood up.
Here are some details on these episodes:
Episode 5 – Scheibfeld
Miep and Jan’s marriage is tested when he ignores her plea to abandon a dangerous mission. After the Nazis suffer a huge blow at the hands of The Resistance, Jan must go into hiding while Miep fears for his life.
Episode 6 – Boiling Point
As Nazi crackdowns increase in Amsterdam, Miep must hide an innocent student from her new Nazi neighbor. When a desperate friend begs for help finding a way out of the city, Jan finds an unexpected ally and hatches a plan.
“A Small Light” is produced by ABC Signature and Keshet Studios for National Geographic. Executive producers and writers Joan Rater and Tony Phelan (ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy,” CBS’ “Fire Country”) serve as showrunners, DGA Award-winner and Emmy-nominated executive producer Susanna Fogel (“The Flight Attendant,” “Cat Person”) directs multiple episodes, including the pilot, and William Harper executive-produces. For Keshet Studios executive producers are Peter Traugott and Lisa Roos, Alon Shtruzman for Keshet International, and Avi Nir for Keshet Media Group.
The first four episodes of “A Small Light” are also available to stream now on Disney+ and Hulu.
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