(June 11, 2018 – Toronto, ON) Inspired by the timeless Canadian novel Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery and reimagined by creator Moira Walley-Beckett, the second season of Anne continues to chart bold new territory, adding new characters and storylines while further exploring themes of identity, prejudice, feminism, bullying, gender parity and empowerment through the lens of its fierce, starry-eyed, irrepressible 14-year-old protagonist.
Anne stars returning fan favourites Amybeth McNulty in the title role of Anne Shirley-Cuthbert (pictured above), Geraldine James plays Marilla Cuthbert, R.H. Thomson is Matthew Cuthbert, Corrine Koslo plays Rachel Lynde, Dalila Bela (Diana Barry), Aymeric Jett Montaz (Jerry Baynard), Lucas Zumann (Gilbert Blythe) and Kyla Matthews (Ruby Gillis). This season introduces audiences to new characters including Dalmar Abuzeid (Sebastian Lacroix) and Cory Grüter-Andrew, who began his professional acting career in 2015, as Cole MacKenzie. This new take on the classic story was conceived by Moira Walley-Beckett and an all-female writers’ room.
The 10-episode Season Two will stream outside of Canada on Netflix starting July 6 where it is known as Anne with an E, and will be broadcast by CBC this fall starting Sunday, September 23. It will also be available to steam via the CBC TV app and online at cbc.ca/watch.