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This article is about the Canadian TV series. You may be looking for Anne (2007), the Sri Lankan TV series.

Anne is a 2017 TV series based on Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery. It premiered on CBC on March 19, 2017. The series was rebranded as Anne with an E for its Netflix release on May 12.


Anne is described as a coming-of-age story about an outsider who fights for acceptance, for her place in the world and for love. The drama revolves around a young orphaned girl who, after an abusive childhood spent in orphanages and the homes of strangers, is mistakenly sent to live with an elderly spinster and her aging brother.

Over time, 13-year-old Anne will transform their lives and eventually the small town in which they live, with her unique spirit, fierce intellect and brilliant imagination. While the new series will follow a similar storyline to the book that millions of readers around the world know and love, it will also chart new territory. Anne and the rest of the characters in and around Green Gables will experience new adventures reflecting timeless issues, including themes of identity, sexism, bullying, prejudice and trusting oneself.[2]


  • Tanya Bevan as Lady (1/7)
  • Krystina Bojanowski as Mrs. Morrison (1/7)
  • Rachel Cairns as Mrs. Phelan (1/7)
  • Shane Carty as Mr. Dunlop (1/7)
  • Torquil Colbo as Sam (1/7)
  • Michael Crawford as Sammy (1/7)
  • Andrea Creighton as Maid (1/7)
  • Zenna Davis-Jones as Young Woman (1/7)
  • Darren Eisnor as Young John Blythe (1/7)
  • Alexandra Floras-Matic as Older Girl (1/7)
  • Cassidy Fox as Young Marilla (1/7)
  • Kira Gelineau as Jeannie's Friend (1/7)
  • Michelle Giroux as Mrs. Blewett (1/7)
  • Martha Girvin as Mrs. Spencer (1/7)
  • Gabriel Grennan as Young Matthew (1/7)
  • David Ingram as Mr. Andrews (1/7)
  • Edie Inksetter as Mrs. Hammond (1/7)
  • Stephen Jackson as Cobbler (1/7)
  • Taras Lavren as Nathaniel (1/7)
  • Margaret Lamarre as Miss Rogerson (1/7)
  • Dan Lett as Clayton (Shopkeeper) (1/7)
  • Ashley Magwood as Mrs. MacPherson (1/7)
  • Shannon McDonough as Cobbler's Wife (1/7)
  • Zoe McGarry as Girl #2 (1/7)
  • Leanne Miller as Scullery Maid (1/7)
  • Timothy Mooney as Mr. Hammond (1/7)
  • Merle Newell as Woman (1/7)
  • Norm Owen as Man (1/7)
  • Nicolette Pearse as Vandeuse (1/7)
  • Rob Ramsay as Mrs. Avery (1/7)
  • Helene Robbie as Elegant Woman (1/7)
  • Chick Roberts as Old Teacher (1/7)
  • Emily Roman as Anne 'Double' (1/7)
  • Porter Christopher Schaefer as Little Boy (1/7)
  • Kent Staines as Rollings (1/7)
  • Helen Taylor as Wealthy Lady (1/7)
  • Avery Trask as Girl #1 (1/7)
  • Moira Walley-Beckett as Lady (1/7)
  • Matt Willis as Tradesman (1/7)
  • Sarah Wilson as Mrs. Bell (1/7)


Costume Designer: Anne Dixon[3]
Directors: Niki Caro (1/7), David Evans (1/7), Paul Fox (1/7), Sandra Goldbacher (1/7), Patricia Rozema (1/7), Helen Shaver (1/7), Amanda Tapping (1/7)
Director of Photography: Bobby Shore[4]
Executive Producers: Miranda de Pencier, Debra Hayward, Alison Owen, Moira Walley-Beckett
Key Hair Stylist: RaMona Fleetwood[5]
Producer: Susan Murdoch
Production Designer: Jean-François Campeau
Script Supervisor: Stacy Scalisi[6]
Writer: Moira Walley-Beckett (7/7)

The following information was taken from the IMDb Cast & Crew page. It should not be considered to be a definitive and accurate list until further confirmation by a relevant source (such as statements made by cast and crew themselves, official press releases or the episode ending credits).

Art Department: Jonathan Davis, Joe Dias, Kate Ferry, Jacques Fortier, Bernie Gauvin, Craig Harris, Alex Hurter, Sam Alex Kay, Tanya Lemke, Andrew Lima, Samantha Little, Ryan O'Connell, Roberta Pazdro, Dave Temesy, Paul Vernon, Mike White
Art Direction: Andrew Berry, Aaron Noel
Assistant Directors: Fergus Barnes, Michael J. Bowman, Nina Ceranic, Kelly Fyffe-Marshall, Ace McCallum, Lorin Raine, Joanne Tickle
Camera and Electrical Department: Melyssa Anishnabie, Christopher Chung, Momcilo Dragicevic, Stephen Maia, David McKane
Editors: David Coulson, D. Gillian Truster
Makeup Department: Diane Mazur, Larissa Palaszczuk
Producers: Patricia Curmi
Production Management: Teresa M. Ho
Set Decoration: Friday Myers
Story Coordinator: Antonio Ranieri
Stunts: Robert Racki, Sharon Canovas (Anne, Diana), Aj Risi (Gilbert), Adam Winlove-Smith (Matthew)
Visual Effects: Kevin Chandoo
Other Crew: Christina Buchli, Anthony Costa, Diana Duric, Robert Fisher, Matthew Galanti, Gail George, Lisa Ghione, Nicole Godwin, Kari-Lyn Gravel, Josiah Joseph, Kevin Kirkham, Jill S. Litwin, Mary Louise McCloskey, Lenore Nemani, Rick Parker, Sabreena Peters, Erin Recoskie, Elyse Reed, Oscar Alonso Sanchez, Jeffrey Simlett, Jillian Tredenick


Main article: Anne (Canada)/Episodes

Behind the scenesEdit


Production notes

  • On January 12, 2016, CBC announced that it has greenlit a new straight-to-series adaptation of Anne of Green Gables.
  • The series began production in the spring 2016 with shooting in September 2016 for a CBC and Neflix debut in 2017.
  • Moira Walley-Beckett, the writer, executive producer and showrunner of the series, played Prissy Andrews in the 1982 season of Anne of Green Gables – The Musical.
  • Miranda de Pencier, one of the series producers, portrayed Josie Pye in Anne of Green Gables (1985), Anne of Green Gables: The Sequel (1987) and Anne of Green Gables: The Continuing Story (2000).
  • The worldwide search for the actress who would play Anne Shirley started in May 2016 with open casting calls held in Canadian cities from coast to coast, namely Toronto (May 7-8), Vancouver (May 14-15), Charlottetown (May 28) and Halifax (May 29-30). Those living abroad or unable to attend casting calls could upload their audition video on the casting call website until June 5.
  • The casting call describes Anne as, "11-14 year old girl, max. height 5'4", the smaller and wispier the better. Anne is impoverished and underfed. Anne is not old-fashioned, precious or glib. She’s a modern girl with a massive heart, a sense of justice, a searing intellect and, for better and for worse, an inability to self-edit. She is spunky, forthright, full of imagination, quirky and interesting. She is also a deeply wounded kid — she bears the emotional scars of the abusive life she’s led so far. Anne is full of contradictions, insecurities and deep emotions in a time when emotions were not welcomed or acceptable. ANNE will explore what it means to be a young person navigating adolescence and facing a changing era."[10]
  • The three days long prep shooting began in Prince Edward Island on September 14, 2016.[11] The crew officially started filming and began principal photography on September 22 in Ontario.[12] The filming locations included Milton, Pickering (Green Gables), Caledon (Lake of Shining Waters), Markham (Hammond House), Dundas (Asylum), Georgetown, Ancaster, North York, Tottenham, Millbrook and Toronto[13].
  • The filming of the pilot episode wrapped on October 27, 2016.[14]
  • As of December 5, the show was half-way through shooting Season 1.[15]
  • Although the crew wanted to film as many scenes as possible in Prince Edward Island, it was not possible because of budgetary reasons. According to Miranda de Pencier the show couldn't afford to transplant the more than 200 cast and crew needed for each episode.[15]
  • For the scenes filmed in Prince Edward Island about 25 Islanders as well as other crew from Nova Scotia and New Brunswick were employed.[15]
  • R.H. Thomson, who plays Matthew Cuthbert, has East Coast connections and his authentic Maritime accent had to be toned down because he sounded too unlike the other actors.[15]
  • The crew have crushed hundreds of red bricks into sand and they are carting truckloads of red roads around in Ontario to make the ground similar to the Prince Edward Island roads. They also made sure the hem of the women's skirts are scuffed with red dirt to make it feel real, earthy and authentic.[15]
  • An existing farmhouse that looks very much like Green Gables was found in Pickering, Ontario. However, the crew had to replace its new roof.[15]
  • De Pencier admitted that Anne has a much higher budget than typical Canadian dramas. She added that it's a period drama budget — comparable to U.S. and international cable dramas.[15]
  • The production tries to be as authentic as possible, including the details such as hand-stitched seams on costumes or lighting with candles and oil lamps.[15]
  • Season 1 takes place in the 1890s Canada, showing a 13-year-old Anne Shirley through her first year at Green Gables.[15]
  • De Pencier hopes the show will be renewed for seasons to come.[15]
  • The filming of Season 1 was wrapped on February 3, 2017.[16]
  • The first verse and chorus of "Ahead by a Century" by The Tragically Hip are featured in the opening sequence of the series.
First thing we'd climb a tree and maybe then we'd talk
Or sit silently and listen to our thoughts
With illusions of someday casting a golden light
No dress rehearsal, this is our life
You are ahead by a century (this is our life)
You are ahead by a century (this is our life)
You are ahead by a century
  • The song featured in the CBC trailer is "Against the World" by Must Save Jane. A live acoustic version of "Carry On" by Cœur de pirate can be heard in the 30-second long CBC promo.


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Behind the scenes


External linksEdit

See alsoEdit

Anne of Green Gables (1919) (gallery) · Anne of Green Gables (1934) (gallery) · Anne of Windy Poplars (1940) (gallery)
Road to Avonlea: The Movie (1990) · Anne: Journey to Green Gables (2005) (gallery)
Anne of Green Gables: Road to Green Gables (2010) · Anne of Green Gables (upcoming)
Anne of Green Gables (March 1938) · Anne of Green Gables (October 1938) · Anne of Green Gables (1941)
Anne of Green Gables (1944) · Anne of Green Gables (1954) · Anne of Green Gables (1966)
Anne of Green Gables (1971) · Anne of Green Gables (1977) · Anne of Green Gables (1979)
Anne of Avonlea (1979) · Anne of the Island (1979) · Anne's House of Dreams (1979) · Rainbow Valley (1979)
Rilla of Ingleside (1991) · Anne of Green Gables (1997) (gallery)
TV series
Anne of Green Gables (1952) · Anne of Green Gables (1972) (gallery) · Anne of Avonlea (1975) (episodes · gallery)
Anne of Green Gables (1979) (episodes) · Road to Avonlea (1990–1996) (episodes · gallery)
Anne of Green Gables: The Animated Series (2000–2001) (episodes · gallery) · Anne (2007) (gallery)
Before Green Gables (2009) (episodes) · Anne (2017) (episodes · gallery)
TV films & miniseries
Anne of Green Gables (1956) (gallery) · Anne of Green Gables (1957) · Anne of Green Gables (1958) (gallery)
Anne of Green Gables (1985) (gallery) · Anne of Green Gables: The Sequel (1987) (gallery)
Happy Christmas, Miss King (1998) (gallery) · Anne of Green Gables: The Continuing Story (2000) (gallery · soundtrack)
Anne of Green Gables: A New Beginning (2008) (gallery) · L.M. Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables (2016) (gallery)
L.M. Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables: The Good Stars (2017) (gallery)
L.M. Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables: Fire & Dew (2017) (gallery)
Anne of Green Gables – The Musical (1965) (cast · gallery · lyrics) · Rainbow Valley (1999) · Anne & Gilbert (2005) (cast)
Anne of Green Gables (2006) · The Nine Lives of L.M. Montgomery (2008) (cast · gallery · soundtrack)
Bend in the Road (2012) (cast · lyrics) · Rilla of Green Gables (2015)
Anne of Green Gables (1997 manga) · Anne of Avonlea (1998 manga) · Anne of the Island (1998 manga)
Rainbow Valley (2003 manga) · Ana of California (2015 novel)
Anne of Green Gables (2007) · Anne of Green Gables (2008) · Anne of Avonlea (2008)
Anne of the Island (2009) · Anne of Windy Poplars (2009) · Anne's House of Dreams (2010)
"Inspiration Found" (2008) · Green Gables Fables (2014–2016) (episodes · gallery) · "Anne & Gilbert" (2014) (gallery · transcript)
"Anne of Green Gables" (2014) (gallery · transcript) · Anne of Green Gables (2014)
Project Green Gables (2015–2017) (episodes · gallery) · Anne of Green Gables (2015)
Borrowed stories · Cultural references and allusions · Family trees
Foreshadowing · Further reading · Glossary · Timelines
See also
"Is This My Anne?"
CBC universe
Anne (2017) (episodes · gallery)
Anne Season 1 episodes
"Your Will Shall Decide Your Destiny" (gallery · transcript) · "I Am No Bird, and No Net Ensnares Me" (gallery · transcript))
"But What Is So Headstrong as Youth?" (gallery · transcript) · "An Inward Treasure Born" (gallery · transcript)
"Tightly Knotted to a Similar String" (gallery · transcript) · "Remorse Is the Poison of Life" (gallery · transcript)
"Wherever You Are Is My Home" (gallery · transcript)
Anne Season 2 episodes

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