An updated take on Lucy Maud Montgomery’s classic Anne of Green Gables is on its way, this time in the form of a TV series from CBC. The eight-part series follows news that a movie adaptation will appear on YTV this year.
Anne will be helmed by Northwood Entertainment’s Miranda de Pencier (Beginners), who initially developed the concept and brought it to CBC. De Pencier is teaming with Canadian writer-producer Moira Walley-Beckett (Breaking Bad) and U.K. producers Allison Owen (Temple Grandin) and Debra Hayward (Pride and Prejudice).
Walley-Beckett says in a press release:
Adapting Anne’s story really excites me. Anne’s issues are contemporary ones: feminism, prejudice, bullying and a desire to belong. The stakes are high and her emotional journey is tumultuous. I’m thrilled to delve deeply into this resonant story, push the boundaries and give it new life.
Production of Anne will commence in the spring. The series is scheduled to debut in 2017.