Episodes: Ongoing (hour).
TV show dates: May 12, 2017 — present.
Series status: Has not been cancelled.
Performers include: Amybeth McNulty, Geraldine James, R.H. Thomson, Dalila Bela, Corinne Koslo, Aymeric Jeff Montaz, Helen Johns, Lucas Jade Zumann, Christian Martyn, Kyla Matthews, Philip Williams, Lia Pappas-Kemps, Miranda McKeon, and Jonathan Holmes.
TV show description:
A TV show adaptation of Lucy Maud Mongomery’s Anne of Green Gables novels, Anne with an E is an 1890s Prince Edward Island period drama, centering on 13-year old orphan, Anne Shirley (McNulty).
For years, the bright and creative Anne suffered abuse and neglect in various orphanages and foster homes. Now, thanks to a lucky mistake, she arrives at the home of Marilla (James) and Matthew Cuthbert (Thomson). The aging siblings had meant to adopt a boy to help them on their farm.
Although she is cautious, serious, and unsentimental, Marilla finds herself amused by Anne, who brings out the woman’s dry wit. Something about the resilient child warms her heart and awakens Marilla’s maternal instincts.
Her brother Matthew is also not immune to the spirited Anne, either. While this extremely shy man has been beaten down by life, just being around the lively orphan revitalizes him and he soon develops a father’s love for her.
Diana Barry (Bela) is practical and pragmatic. Still, there’s something about her that draws the fanciful Anne to her. Kindred spirits, the girls develop a deep and abiding bosom friendship which sees them through thick and thin.
Breezy and self-assured, Gilbert Blythe (Zumann) takes a shine to the one and only Anne, but goes about showing it in a teasing way, which infuriates the fiery redhead. At school, the two develop a rivalry that will spur them both on to further success.
Gossipy Mrs. Rachel Lynde (Koslo) is the Cuthberts’ intimidating neighbor and Marilla’s friend, who revels in giving advice. Anne and the blunt Rachel don’t start off on the right foot. At first Anne resents the woman for being nosy and bossy. They have quite a gap to bridge.
This newest Anne of Green Gables retelling spotlights timely issues including identity, feminism, bullying, and prejudice. Throughout the story, Anne has an impact on the lives of just about everyone in Avonlea.
This episode has not aired yet.
First aired: TBD
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