Anne with an “E” (2017–)

Anne with an “E” (first broadcast on the CBC as Anne 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.

Created by Moira Walley-Beckett, the series stars Amybeth McNulty as Anne Shirley-Cuthbert, Geraldine James as Marilla Cuthbert, Dalila Bela as Diana Barry, Lucas Jade Zumann as Gilbert Blythe, Aymeric Jett Montaz as Jerry Baynard, Corrine Koslo as Rachel Lynde, and R.H. Thomson as Matthew Cuthbert.

The first season aired in Canada on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation starting on 19 March 2017 as Anne; it became available for streaming on Netflix worldwide except Canada on 12 May 2017 as Anne with an “E” and in Canada in January 2018. The seven episodes of the first season were written by series creator Moira Walley-Beckett and directed by Niki Caro, David Evans, Paul Fox, Sandra Goldbacher, Patricia Rozema, Helen Shaver, and Amanda Tapping. Walley-Beckett is executive producer alongside Miranda de Pencier, Sally Catto, Elizabeth Bradley, Alex Sapot, Debra Hayward, and Alison Owen; Susan Murdoch is producer; Patricia Curmi is associate producer. The first season of Anne was released on DVD in Canada in November 2017. The titles of all seven episodes are quotations from Charlotte Brontë’s novel Jane Eyre.

The second season of ten episodes was released worldwide (except Canada) on Netflix on 6 July 2018; in Canada, it aired in weekly instalments on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation starting on 23 September 2018 and was released on Netflix on 1 July 2019. New cast members this season include Dalmar Abuzeid as Sebastian “Bash” Lacroix, Cory Grüter-Andrew as Cole Mackenzie, Cara Ricketts as Mary, and Joanna Douglas as Miss Stacy. The ten episodes of the second season were written by Moira Walley-Beckett, Jane Maggs, Shernold Edwards, Kathryn Borel, Jr., Amanda Fahey, and Naledi Jackson and directed by Helen Shaver, Paul Fox, Ken Girotti, Anne Wheeler, Norma Bailey, and Amanda Tapping. Walley-Beckett is executive producer alongside Miranda de Pencier, Debra Hayward, Alison Owen, and Ken Girotti; John Calvert is producer; Patricia Curmi is associate producer; Jane Maggs and Shernold Edwards are supervising producers; and Amanda Fahey is co-producer. The second season of Anne with an E was released on DVD in Canada in November 2018. The titles of all ten episodes are quotations from George Eliot’s novel Middlemarch.

The third season of ten episodes began airing in Canada on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation starting on 22 September 2019 and will be released worldwide (except Canada) on Netflix on 3 January 2020. New cast members this season include Kiawenti:io Tarbell as Ka’kwet, Brandon Oakes as Aluk, Dana Jeffrey as Oqwatnuk, and Ashleigh Stewart as Winifred Rose. Episodes that have aired so far this season were written by Moira Walley-Beckett, Jane Maggs, Shernold Edwards, and Tracey Deer and directed by Anne Wheeler, Kim Nguyen, and Norma Bailey. Walley-Beckett is executive producer alongside Miranda de Pencier, Tina Grewal, Debra Hayward, and Alison Owen; Jane Maggs, Shernold Edwards, and Tracey Deer are co-executive producers; Tina Grewal is producer; Patricia Curmi is associate producer; Amanda Fahey is supervising producer; Kathryn Borel, Jr., and Naledi Jackson are co-producers. The titles of the first seven episodes of the season are quotations from Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein.

Blog posts } { CBC } { Wikipedia } { IMDb }

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-Cuthbert
Geraldine James as Marilla Cuthbert
R.H. Thomson as Matthew Cuthbert
Dalila Bela as Diana Barry
Lucas Jade Zumann as Gilbert Blythe
Aymeric Jett Montaz as Jerry Baynard
Corrine Koslo as Rachel Lynde (seasons 2–3)
Dalmar Abuzeid as Sebastian “Bash” Lacroix (seasons 2–3)
Cory Grüter-Andrew as Cole Mackenzie (seasons 2–3)
Joanna Douglas as Miss Stacy (season 3)
Ashleigh Stewart as Winifred Rose (season 3)

Recurring Cast

Ella Jonas Farlinger as Prissy Andrews (seasons 1–2)
Deborah Grover as Josephine Barry
Jonathan Holmes as Mr. William Barry
Jacob Horsley as Charlie Sloane
Dana Jeffrey as Oqwatnuk (season 3)
Helen Johns as Mrs. Eliza Barry
Corrine Koslo as Rachel Lynde (season 1)
Christian Martyn as Billy Andrews
Kyla Matthews as Ruby Gillis
Miranda McKeon as Josie Pye
Brandon Oakes as Aluk (season 3)
Lia Pappas-Kemps as Jane Andrews
Cara Ricketts as Mary Lacroix (seasons 2–3)
Kiawenti:io Tarbell as Ka’kwet (season 3)
Stephen Tracey as Mr. Phillips (seasons 1–2)
Jacob Ursomarzo as Moody Spurgeon
Glenna Walters as Tillie Boulter
Philip Williams as Thomas Lynde

Episodes

S3E07: A Strong Effort of the Spirit of Good
S3E06: The Summit of My Desires
S3E05: I Am Fearless and Therefore Powerful
S3E04: A Hope of Meeting You in Another World
S3E03: What Can Stop the Determined Heart
S3E02: There Is Something at Work in My Soul Which I Do Not Understand
S3E01: A Secret Which I Desired to Divine

S2E10: The Growing Good of the World
S2E09: What We Have Been Makes Us What We Are
S2E08: Struggling against the Perception of Facts
S2E07: Memory Has as Many Moods as the Temper
S2E06: I Protest against Any Absolute Conclusion
S2E05: The Determining Acts of Her Life
S2E04: The Painful Eagerness of Unfed Hope
S2E03: The True Seeing Is Within
S2E02: Signs Are Small Measurable Things, but Interpretations Are Illimitable
S2E01: Youth Is the Season of Hope

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

Awards

Season 1

2018 Canadian Screen Awards

Best Dramatic Series (Winner)

Best Lead Actress, Drama Series: Amybeth McNulty (Nominee)

Best Supporting Actress, Drama: Geraldine James (Nominee)

Best Supporting Actor, Drama: R.H. Thomson (Winner)

Best Guest Performance, Drama Series: Deborah Grover (“Remorse Is the Poison of Life”) (Nominee)

Best Direction, Drama Series: Niki Caro (“Your Will Shall Decide Your Destiny”) (Nominee)

Best Direction, Drama Series: Helen Shaver (“I Am No Bird, and No Net Ensnares Me”) (Nominee)

Best Writing, Drama Series: Moira Walley-Beckett (“I Am No Bird, and No Net Ensnares Me”) (Nominee)

Best Production Design or Art Direction, Fiction: Jean-François Campeau, Friday Myers and Andrew Berry (“I Am No Bird, and No Net Ensnares Me”) (Nominee)

Best Costume Design: Anne Dixon (“Your Will Shall Decide Your Destiny”) (Nominee)

Best Achievement in Casting: Stephanie Gorin (Nominee)

Best Original Music, Fiction: Amin Bhatia and Ari Posner (“Remorse Is the Poison of Life”) (Nominee)

Best Picture Editing, Drama: David Coulson (“Your Will Shall Decide Your Destiny”) (Nominee)

Season 2

2019 Canadian Screen Awards

Best Drama Series (Winner)

Best Lead Actress, Drama Series: Amybeth McNulty (Winner)

Best Supporting Actor, Drama: R.H. Thomson (Winner)

Best Supporting Actress, Drama: Geraldine James (Winner)

Best Guest Performance, Drama Series: Dalmar Abuzeid (Nominee)

Best Direction, Drama Series: Helen Shaver (“Youth Is the Season of Hope”) (Nominee)

Best Writing, Drama Series: Kathryn Borel, Jr. (“The True Seeing Is Within”) (Nominee)

Best Photography, Drama: Jackson Parrell (“Youth Is the Season of Hope”) (Winner)

Best Production Design or Art Direction, Fiction: Jean-François Campeau, Andrew Berry, Elliott Carew (“Signs Are Small Measurable Things, but Interpretations Are Illimitable”) (Winners)

Best Picture Editing, Drama: D. Gillian Truster (“I Protest against Any Absolute Conclusion”) (Nominee)

Best Costume Design: Alexander Reda (“I Protest against Any Absolute Conclusion”) (Nominee)

Best Original Music, Fiction: Amin Bhatia, Ari Posner (“I Protest against Any Absolute Conclusion”) (Nominees)

Best Achievement in Hair: Zinka Tuminski (“Memory Has as Many Moods as the Temper”) (Winner)

Best Sound, Fiction: Alan deGraaf, Scott Shepherd, John Elliot, Tyler Whitham, Danielle McBride, Roman Alexander Buchok, Dashen Naidoo (“Youth Is the Season of Hope”) (Nominees)

Best Achievement in Make-Up: Diane Mazur (“Memory Has as Many Moods as the Temper”) (Nominee)