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It’s Anne, with an E.
Netflix has announced that it will be streaming the Canadian produced Anne, a series based on everyone’s favourite Canadian redhead – Anne Shirley.
Anne will be eight one-hour episodes that will air on CBC and will be available on Netflix in 2017.
I haven’t been this excited about something on the screen since the release of Anne of Green Gables: The Continuing Story in 2000. 16 years is a long time to go without some new Anne.
Anne Shirley is basically a national hero, as is Lucy Maud Montgomery – her creator. Is your middle name Anne with an E? And why is that? Because of Anne Shirley. Have you travelled all the way to P.E.I. for a vacation? Was it to visit her house? Probably. Anne put us on the map in Japan and now the whole world is going to get a little taste of her greatness because Netflix will be making the series available globally!
CBC describes the show as a “…new series [that] will honour the foundation of the novel held as a Canadian treasure and global phenomenon, Anne will also chart new territory. Anne and the rest of the characters will experience adventures reflecting timeless issues including themes of identity, sexism, bullying, prejudice, and trusting one’s self.”
I cannot wait. Is it 2017 yet? I’m going to have an Anne of Green Gables marathon this weekend.