Airdate: Anne with an E

On Friday Netflix premieres Anne with an E, a new version of Anne of Green Gables.

The Canadian series is described as a “grittier” version of the classic tale, and comes from Moira Walley-Beckett, a writer for Breaking Bad who won an Emmy for penning the amazing “Ozymandias” episode.

Anne with an E is a coming-of-age story about an outsider who, against all odds and many challenges, fights for love and acceptance and her place in the world. Set in Prince Edward Island in the late 1890s, the series centers on Anne Shirley (Amybeth McNulty), a young orphaned girl who, after an abusive childhood spent in orphanages and the homes of strangers, is mistakenly sent to live with an aging sister and brother. Over time, 13-year-old Anne will transform the lives of Marilla (Geraldine James) and Matthew Cuthbert (R.H. Thomson) and eventually the entire small town in which they live with her unique spirit, fierce intellect and brilliant imagination. Anne’s adventures will reflect timeless and topical issues including themes of identity, feminism, bullying and prejudice.

Friday on Netflix.

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