Network: CBC Television Network
Broadcast Run: 2017
Broadcast Medium: Television
On January 16th 2016 the CBC announced the impending production of a new series to be based on the classic Anne of Green Gables.
A female-led team of award-winning producers had signed on to create a new version of the Lucy Maud Montgomery classic simply entitled Anne, which would follow a similar storyline to the original novel about the spirited 13-year-old but also “chart new territory.”
Production for an initial eight episodes was slated to begin in the spring of 2017. Moira Walley-Beckett was announced as the producer for the project along with fellow Canadian Miranda de Pencier and colleagues Alison Owen and Debra Hayward.
On October 16th 2016, 14-year-old Amybeth McNulty beat more than 1,800 girls from Canada and abroad to land the starring turn as Anne in the new series.
“She’s riveting on screen, she’s translucent. You can see every thought and every emotion,” says writer and show-runner Moira Walley-Beckett of her show’s star, who initially auditioned online from her home in Donegal, Ireland (McNulty’s mother was Canadian). Co-starring with AmyBeth McNulty were Geraldine James as Marilla Cuthbert and R.H. Thomson as Matthew Cuthbert.
The series debuted on the CBC March 19th 2017 as Anne, but when Netflix premiered it on May 12th 2018, they titled it Anne with an E, and CBC adopted that title in renewing the series for its second season.
On March 25th 2019, the CBC confirmed the renewal of Anne With An ‘e’ for Season 3 of 10 60-minute episodes from Northwood Entertainment