First look at Netflix’s Anne of Green Gables series
Netflix has released the official trailer for their upcoming series Anne, a reimagining of the classic children’s book, Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery. Check it out in the player below!
Set to premiere on May 12, the series stars Amybeth McNulty (“Anne Shirley Cuthbert”), Geraldine James (“Marilla Cuthbert”) and R.H. Thomson (“Matthew Cuthbert”).
Anne is a coming-of-age story about an outsider who, against all odds and many challenges, fights for love and acceptance and her place in the world. Set in Prince Edward Island in the late 1890s, the series centers on Anne Shirley (Amybeth McNulty), a young orphaned girl who, after an abusive childhood spent in orphanages and the homes of strangers, is mistakenly sent to live with an aging sister and brother. Over time, 13-year-old Anne will transform the lives of Marilla (Geraldine James) and Matthew Cuthbert (R.H. Thomson) and eventually the entire small town in which they live with her unique spirit, fierce intellect and brilliant imagination. Anne’s adventures will reflect timeless and topical issues including themes of identity, feminism, bullying and prejudice.
Showrunner Moira Walley-Beckett (Breaking Bad, Flesh and Bone) and Miranda de Pencier (Thanks For Sharing, Beginners) are executive producers on the series. Susan Murdoch is a producer. Anne is a Northwood Entertainment production for CBC and Netflix.