CBC TV and Net­flix se­ries ‘Anne’ re­newed for sec­ond sea­son

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - ENTERTAINMENT -

TORONTO — Get ready for even more Anne Shirley: “Anne’’ has been re­newed for a sec­ond sea­son.

CBC and Net­flix announced Thurs­day that the se­ries will re­turn with 10 new episodes in 2018, and shoot­ing will be­gin in the fall. Emmy-win­ning pro­duc­er­writer Moira Wal­ley-Beck­ett of “Break­ing Bad’’ fame cre­ated the se­ries based on Lucy Maud Mont­gomery’s clas­sic novel “Anne of Green Gables.’’

The sec­ond sea­son will fea­ture episodes writ­ten by a team of fe­male writ­ers, in­clud­ing Wal­ley-Beck­ett, Jane Maggs, Sh­er­nold Ed­wards, Kathryn Borel, Amanda Fa­hey and Naledi Jack­son. “We’re so proud of the over­whelm­ing re­sponse from view­ers across the globe,’’ North­wood En­ter­tain­ment pres­i­dent Mi­randa de Pencier said in a state­ment. “I’m equally proud that we have a very tal­ented team of fe­male writ­ers, led by the bril­liant Moira Wal­ley-Beck­ett, to add to the rich­ness of the world.’’ The se­ries stars Ir­ish-Cana­dian ac­tress Amy­beth Mc­Nulty in the ti­tle role as the cheery, freckle-faced or­phan taken in by aging sib­lings Mar­illa and Matthew Cuth­bert in Prince Ed­ward Is­land in the late 1890s. “Anne’’ de­buted on CBC-TV in March. It is avail­able to view­ers out­side of Canada on Net­flix, where it pre­miered with the re­branded ti­tle “Anne with an ‘E’’’ in May.

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