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Since the announcement last year that Netflix would be recreating “Anne of Green Gables,” fans have been patiently awaiting the remake of the beloved classic. Thankfully, the wait is finally over! Netflix recently released the first trailer for the much anticipated mini-series, and it does not disappoint!
First things first, Netflix has made it clear that there’s a new fierce red head in town! She’ll be joining her redheaded Netflix co-stars: Kimmy Schmidt from “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” Red from “Orange Is the New Black” and Barb from “Stranger Things,” no pressure there.
Not only does Netflix give us a glimpse into the new world of “Anne of Green Gables,” but they also have provided us with a release date to hold us over. So, sit back and enjoy this little teaser, and mark your calendars for May 12, 2017!
Here’s what we know about the series so far. An all-female team is behind the series, which seems only fitting. The project was adapted by Moria Walley-Beckett, one of the writers from “Breaking Bad,” giving us high hopes for her newest project. The Netflix series will simply be titled “Anne,” telling the familiar tale of Anne Shirley, in an eight-episode miniseries. Thankfully, the storyline is staying true to the original 1908 novel.
Netflix has blessed us with a synopsis for the series:
“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, 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 and Matthew Cuthbert 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.”
In the mean time, if you can’t wait till May, 12, make sure you check out PBS’ new “Anne of Green Gables” movie, which aired on Thanksgiving (you can stream it on Amazon).
Here’s hoping the Netflix series is anything like the beloved 1985 TV miniseries! May 12 can’t come soon enough! Until then, we’ll be watching the trailer on repeat.