“Girls an do anything a boy can do, and more” Anne Shirley states very early on this trailer for the new Netflix adaptation of the beloved children’s books. And she’s set to prove to us how very right she is.
The show is based on Lucy Maud Montgomery’s beloved book series, originally published in 1908, which has been an inspiration for countless of young men and women around the world.
Montgomery wrote not one, but eight books featuring her famous heroine, and if the show is as successful as we all hope it is, maybe we can get to see her grow up and live.
For now, this is the beginning of her story. 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, she wins these two, the town, and pretty much anyone who meets her, over.
Netflix promises the series will explore “timeless and topical issues including themes of identity, feminism, bullying, and prejudice.”
Here’s the first trailer, and it feels magical already, doesn’t it?
Are you excited? I am. Are you terrified? I am. Hopefully, they can do our Anne justice.
Anne will be available to stream on Netflix on May 12th, 2017.