Anne with an ‘e’ is coming to Netflix May 12!

Thursday, February 9, 2017 3:05 pm
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If you loved the sweet but fiery little redheaded orphan Anne Shirely from the 1980’s TV series Anne of Green Gables then get excited for the remake coming to Netflix on May 12.

Irish newcomer Amybeth McNulty, 14, will take over the roll of Anne Shirley from original actress Megan Follows in another TV adapation of Canadian author L.M. Montgomery‘s 1908 novels — this time, simply titled Anne.

But if you call me Anne please call me Anne spelled with an E.”

And from Netflix about the upcoming eight-episode, one-hour series:

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.

Check out their first trailer which was released yesterday:

 

It’s good to see they’ve kept the fiery spirit in her!

And for nostalgia…

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