Mark those calendars … CBC has announced the two-hour series premiere of Anne in Canada is scheduled for Sunday, March 19th at 8pm. It will land on Netflix May 12th.
Here is your first look!
Meet the cast of the show.
Six one-hour episodes will air in the following weeks on Sundays at 8pm.
Here’s the official synopsis of the latest incarnation of this beloved story.
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.
Anne is executive produced by Emmy and Golden Globe award winner Moira Walley-Beckett (Breaking Bad, Flesh and Bone) and Miranda de Pencier (Beginners, Thanks for Sharing). Walley-Beckett wrote the entire first season of the series and serves as showrunner.
Stay tuned in the coming weeks for our interviews with Amybeth McNulty, Geraldine James, R.H. Thomson, Moira Walley-Beckett, and Miranda de Pencier.
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