8 x 60 minutes – Drama, series 2017
10 x 60 minutes – 2018
First broadcast date: March 19, 2017
Originating Network: CBC
Anne with an E is a coming-of-age story about an outsider who, against all odds and numerous challenges, fights for love and acceptance and her place in the world. The mini-series centres on a young orphaned girl in the late 1890s who, after an abusive childhood spent in orphanages and the homes of strangers, is mistakenly sent to live with an aging sister and brother. Over time, 13-year-old Anne will transform their lives and eventually the entire small town in which they live with her unique spirit, fierce intellect and brilliant imagination. While this production honours the foundation of the novel held as a Canadian treasure and global phenomenon (Anne of Green Gables has sold more than 50 million copies worldwide), Anne also explores new territory. Anne and the rest of the characters experience adventures reflecting timeless and topical issues including themes of identity, feminism, bullying and prejudice.
Also see: Cameras Roll for Anne.
Also see: More Anne for CBC & Netflix