Netflix dropped the first trailer for its very own adaptation of Lucy Maud Montgomery’s ground-breaking 1908 novel series, tracing the life of Anne of Green Gables. The drama series titled Anne has a 15-year-old Amybeth McNulty starring as the titular character of Anne Shirley.
The story revolves around an 11-year-old orphan girl named Anne (“with an ‘e'”) who is accidentally sent to brother-sister duo Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert who wanted to adopt a boy. Things get a little rocky for Anne as she moves to the farm Green Gables. However, with her imaginative and headstrong self, Anne makes a place for herself in her new home. “Girls can do anything a boy can do – and more!” says McNulty’s Anne.
Aside from the very talented Amybeth, Anne stars Geraldine James as Marilla Cuthbert, R.H. Thomson as Matthew Cuthbert, Lucas Jade Zumann as Gilbert Blythe, Dalila Bela as Diana Barry, Corinne Koslo as Rachel Lynde, Aymeric Jett Montaz and as Jerry Baynard.
The novel has been adapted into several movies and TV shows over the years including the very memorable 1934 movie starring Dawn O’Day. The movie proved to be so impactful on the actress that she herself adopted the name “Anne Shirley” as her stage name. Various animated versions of the story have also come out and in 1979, a Japanese anime titled Anne of Green Gables was released.
The upcoming Netflix series will have eight episodes and is set to premiere on May 12.