Netflix has just released the official poster and trailer for the dramatic series, Anne. The upcoming series is based on the classic novel Anne of Green Gables and stars Amybeth McNulty (“Anne Shirley Cuthbert”), Geraldine James (“Marilla Cuthbert”), and R.H. Thomson (“Matthew Cuthbert”). Flesh and Bone‘s Moira Walley-Beckett is the showrunner and executive produces along with Miranda De Pencier (Beginners). Netflix will debut the series on May 12, 2017.
The Plot: 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.
Watch the Anne trailer: