Anne (2017–)

Anne (also known as Anne with an “E” and referred to unofficially as Anne: The Series) is an episodic television series that is produced by Northwood Entertainment in association with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. It aired in Canada on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation starting on 19 March 2017 as Anne and became available globally for streaming on Netflix on 12 May 2017 as Anne with an “E.” The seven episodes of the first season were written by series creator Moira Walley-Beckett, who is executive producer alongside Miranda de Pencier, Sally Catto, Elizabeth Bradley, Alex Sapot, Debra Hayward, and Alison Owen; Susan Murdoch is the producer, Patricia Curmi associate producer. The seven episodes of the first season were directed by Niki Caro, David Evans, Paul Fox, Sandra Goldbacher, Patricia Rozema, Helen Shaver, and Amanda Tapping.

The first season of Anne was released on DVD in Canada in November 2017.

Official Synopsis

Anne is a coming-of-age story about an outsider who, against all odds and numerous challenges, fights for love and acceptance and for her place in the world. The series centers on a young orphaned girl in the late 1890s, 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.

Regular Cast

Amybeth McNulty as Anne Shirley
Geraldine James as Marilla Cuthbert
Dalila Bela as Diana Barry
Lucas Jade Zumann as Gilbert Blythe
Aymeric Jett Montaz as Jerry Baynard
R.H. Thomson as Matthew Cuthbert

Recurring Cast

Ella Jonas Farlinger as Prissy Andrews
Jonathan Holmes as Mr. William Barry
Helen Johns as Mrs. Eliza Barry
Corrine Koslo as Rachel Lynde
Christian Martyn as Billy Andrews
Kyla Matthews as Ruby Gillis
Miranda McKeon as Josie Pye
Lia Pappas-Kemps as Jane Andrews
Stephen Tracey as Mr. Phillips
Glenna Walters as Tillie


S1E07: Wherever You Are Is My Home
S1E06: Remorse Is the Poison of Life
S1E05: Tightly Knotted to a Similar String
S1E04: An Inward Treasure Born
S1E03: But What Is So Headstrong as Youth?
S1E02: I Am No Bird, and No Net Ensnares Me
S1E01: Your Will Shall Decide Your Destiny