L.M. Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables: Fire & Dew is a 2017 Canadian television film produced by Breakthrough Entertainment. It was written by Susan Coyne and stars Ella Ballentine, Martin Sheen and Sara Botsford. It premiered in Canada on YTV on July 1, 2017.
Anne heads to Charlottetown to attend accelerated classes as she continues to work towards her dream of being a school teacher. While there, she is forced to adapt quickly to her new surroundings and classmates as she navigates her way through her first school experience outside of her beloved Green Gables. Anne finds herself facing daunting choices for her future, the stirrings of romance, and tragedy unlike anything she’s ever known. Meanwhile, Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert contend with advancing age as they deal with financial challenges and creeping ailments.
- Ella Ballentine as Anne Shirley
- Sara Botsford as Marilla Cuthbert
- Martin Sheen as Matthew Cuthbert
- Julia Lalonde as Diana Barry
- Drew Haytaoglu as Gilbert Blythe
- Amariah Faulkner as Jane Andrews
- Zoe Fraser as Ruby Gillis
- Stefani Kimber as Josie Pye
- Isaac Kragten as Moody Spurgeon
- Kate Hennig as Rachel Lynde
- Natalie Lisinska as Miss Stacy
- Wendy Thatcher as Mrs. Periwinkle
- Frank Cox-O'Connell as Pastor Allan
- Kate Trotter as Mrs. Barry
- Tannis Burnett as Muriel
- Riley Gilchrist as Mr. Williston
- Jim Annan as Mr. Abbey
- Michael Hanrahan as University President
- Sean Cullen as Mr. Sadler
- Robert Clarke as Examiner
- Sean McCann as Doctor
- David Mackett as Oculist
- Executive Producers: Joan Lambur, Peter Williamson, Ira Levy, Kate Macdonald Butler
- Writer: Susan Coyne
L.M. Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables: Fire & Dew premiered on YTV in Canada on July 1, 2017.
The broadcasting in the United States is managed by PBS. The film will be aired on the PBS channel in 2018.
Behind the scenes
- Jim Annan (Mr. Abbey) portrays Mr. Gillis in the Canadian TV series Anne (2017–2018).
- Sara Botsford (Marilla Cuthbert) provided the voices of Mrs. Barry and Frau Schuller in Anne: Journey to Green Gables (2005).
- Kate Hennig (Rachel Lynde) portrayed Mrs. Spencer and Mrs. Sloane in the 1986 season and Mrs. Blewett and Lucilla in the 1987 season of Anne of Green Gables – The Musical.
- Sean McCann (Doctor) had previously played the same part in the 1985 film Anne of Green Gables (though the character's name was Dr. O'Reilly, not Dr. Spencer). McCann also played Six-Toed Jimmy in the 1982 short film I Know a Secret, which was based on one of L.M. Montgomery's short stories.
Awards and accolades
|2017||Joey Awards||Best Ensemble in a TV Movie||Ella Ballentine, Zoe Fraser, Amariah Faulkner, Julia Lalonde, Nicholas McAllister, Drew Haytaoglu, Stefani Kimber & Aviv Cohen||Won|
|Best Leading Actress in a TV Movie||Ella Ballentine||Nominated|
|Best Principal or Supporting Actress in a TV Movie 9 Years & Up||Zoe Fraser||Nominated|
|Best Principal or Supporting Actress in a TV Movie 9 Years & Up||Julia Lalonde||Nominated|
|2018||Canadian Screen Awards||Best Children's or Youth Fiction Program or Series||Nominated|
|Best Direction, Children's or Youth||John Kent Harrison||Won|
|Best Performance, Children's or Youth||Ella Ballentine||Won|
|Best Writing, Children's or Youth||Susan Coyne||Nominated|
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- Official website
- L.M. Montgomery’s Anne Of Green Gables: Fire and Dew - Breakthrough Entertainment
- Corus Greenlights Second and Third Instalments of L.M. Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables