Book favourite Anne given another television series run

Amybeth McNulty
Amybeth McNulty in Anne with an E, series 1.

CBC and Netflix have announced they have renewed acclaimed series Anne With An E for a second season.

Inspired by the timeless Canadian young adult novel Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery, Anne With An E, starring Amybeth McNulty as the redhead favourite, took on a darker tone than previous adaptations.

While some criticised this series, calling it gloomy and grim, especially in comparison to the extremely popular mini-series adaption starring Megan Follows and Jonathan Crombie in the ’80s, others have said it is more of a realistic version of that era.

According to CBC the second season will continue to chart bold new territory, adding new characters and storylines and continuing to explore themes of identity, prejudice, feminism, bullying, gender parity and empowerment through the lens of its fierce, starry-eyed, irrepressible 14-year-old protagonist.

General Manager of programming at CBC Sally Catto said the show has also introduced many new people to the beloved Anne story.

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“This exquisite series has drawn universal acclaim and introduced Anne Shirley to an entirely new generation, reaching an audience of 4.5 million in Canada,” Sally Catto said.  “We know that the inspired cast and entire team will deliver an unforgettable second season.”

Season two, created by Moira Walley-Beckett, who also brought Breaking Bad to our screens, has also taken on an very feminine approach to this season, with an all-female list of writers. 

Season two will screen in 2018.

Which is your favourite Anne of Green Gables character?