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The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - ISLAND WEEKEND -

CBC will pro­duce an eightepisode TV se­ries that will air in 2017.

YTV will air a two-hour TV movie on Feb. 15 called “Lucy Maud Mont­gomery’s Anne of Green Gables’’, star­ring Martin Sheen as Matthew Cuth­bert, Ella Bal­len­tine as Anne and Sara Botsford as Mar­illa Cuth­bert.

Lucy Maud Mont­gomery wrote Anne of Green Gables in 1905, draw­ing from her own ex­pe­ri­ences and on the ru­ral life and tra­di­tions of P.E.I.

Her man­u­script was re­jected by sev­eral pub­lish­ers so the au­thor put it away in a hat box.

In 1907, she found the man­u­script again, re-read it, and tried to have it pub­lished again.

The novel was pub­lished in 1908.

More than two dozen dif­fer­ent adap­ta­tions have been brought to TV, film and the stage over the years.

One of the most well known ver­sion was the Kevin Sul­li­van minis­eries in 1985 that starred Megan Fol­lows, Colleen De­whurst and Richard Farnsworth.

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