Netflix picks up Anne of Green Gables series
Netflix will stream the upcoming CBC miniseries adaptation of L.M. Montgomery’s novel Anne of Green Gables, it was announced Monday.
The eight-episode series, titled simply Anne, will stream globally on Netflix and air on CBC in 2017. Anne comes from Emmy Award-winning Breaking Bad writer Moira Walley-Beckett (who also created and wrote Starz’s Poppy-nominated Flesh and Bone) and the two-hour series premiere will be directed by Niki Caro (Whale Rider).
“I adore Anne! Exploring and expanding her story with new depth for a new generation has been exhilarating,” Walley-Beckett said in a statement.
Miranda de Pencier (Beginners) and Walley-Beckett are producing under their Northwood Entertainment banner. Production is scheduled to begin in September.