Anne of Green Gables fans rejoice, for the beloved redheaded orphan and role-model to many is coming to Netflix, in a brand new adaptation.
The project, which will be called ‘Anne‘ is being written by Emmy-winning writer Moira Walley-Beckett (Breaking Bad). The two-hour series premiere will be directed by Niki Caro (Whale Rider).
The drama is slated to have eight episodes.
Anne of Green Gables is based on Lucy Maud Montgomery’s beloved book series, which spans eight books. When we first meet Anne she’s a young orphaned girl who’s sent to live with an elderly spinster and her brother by mistake. Soon, Anne wins these two, the town, and pretty much anyone who meets her, over.
The series follows Anne’s life, marriage, and later, goes on to focus on her adult kids – particularly in the last book of the series, titled: Rilla of Ingleside.
No news yet as to whether the series will span more than one book.
Anne will stream globally on Netflix and air on CBC in Canada in 2017.