Say hello to the new Anne of Green Gables.
Deadline reports that Anne, the Netflix/CBC adaptation currently in the works has found it’s lead character in fourteen year old Amybeth McNulty.
1,889 girls auditioned for the role, said executive producer Miranda de Pencier in the announcement and McNulty was the one who landed the coveted role.
In a statement, show-runner Moira Walley-Beckett had this to say: “Amybeth is a wonderful and sensitive actress who embodies all of Anne’s qualities. She’s soulful and inquisitive, mercurial and passionate. Her ability to convey pain and joy is breathtaking. Amybeth is Anne for a new generation.”
Also cast were R.H. Thomson, who’ll play Matthew Cuthbert, and Geraldine James, who’ll play his sister Marilla.
McNulty had this to say about her character: “She has so much love for the world, which I think I share with her. And her curiosity about everything, how she can be so fierce and so bold but so gentle and so loving.”
Originally published in 1908, Anne of Green Gables has been an inspiration for countless of young men and women around the world. We personally can’t wait to see this new adaptation, which is slated to have eight episodes.
Anne is expected to be released in 2017, though no official date has been announced.