A Secret Which I Desired to Divine

A Secret Which I Desired to Divine is episode one of the third season of the Northwood Entertainment long-form television series Anne with an “E” (2017–). It aired on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation on 22 September 2019 and will be released worldwide on Netflix (excluding Canada) on 3 January 2020. It was written by series creator Moira Walley-Beckett and directed by Anne Wheeler. It is preceded by “The Growing Good of the World” and followed by “There Is Something at Work in My Soul Which I Do Not Understand.”

This episode stars series regulars 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, Dalmar Abuzeid as Sebastian “Bash” Lacroix, Joanna Douglas as Miss Stacy, and R.H. Thomson as Matthew Cuthbert. Recurring cast includes Kiawenti:io Tarbell as Ka’kwet, Cara Ricketts as Mary Lacroix, Miranda McKeon as Josie Pye, Kyla Matthews as Ruby Gillis, Glenna Walters as Tillie Boulter, Christian Martyn as Billy Andrews, Lia Pappas-Kemps as Jane Andrews, Brandon Oakes as Aluk, and Dana Jeffrey as Oqwatnuk.

Official Synopsis (CBC website): “As Anne’s sixteenth birthday approaches, she finds herself longing to know more about her lineage, which strains her relationship with Matthew and Marilla.”

The title is taken from chapter 2 of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley’s novel Frankenstein.

Credits

Opening Credits

A CBC ORIGINAL

A NORTHWOOD ENTERTAINMENT PRODUCTION

AMYBETH McNULTY [Anne Shirley-Cuthbert]

GERALDINE JAMES [Marilla Cuthbert]

DALILA BELA [Diana Barry]
LUCAS JADE ZUMANN [Gilbert Blythe]
AYMERIC JETT MONTAZ [Jerry Baynard]

CORRINE KOSLO [Rachel Lynde]
DALMAR ABUZEID [Sebastian “Bash” Lacroix]
JOANNA DOUGLAS [Miss Stacy]

With R.H. THOMSON [Matthew Cuthbert]

Based on ANNE OF GREEN GABLES by LUCY MAUD MONTGOMERY
Associate Producer: PATRICIA CURMI
Produced by TINA GREWAL
Co-executive Producers: JANE MAGGS, SHERNOLD EDWARDS, TRACEY DEER
Supervising Producer: AMANDA FAHEY
Co-producers: KATHRYN BOREL, JR., NALEDI JACKSON
Executive Producers: TINA GREWAL, DEBRA HAYWARD, ALISON OWEN
Executive Producer: MIRANDA de PENCIER
Executive Producer: MOIRA WALLEY-BECKETT
Created by MOIRA WALLEY-BECKETT
Written by MOIRA WALLEY-BECKETT
Directed by ANNE WHEELER

Ending Credits

Series Casting: STEPHANIE GORIN C.D.C., C.S.A.

Director of Photography: CATHERINE LUTES, CSC

Production Designer: JEAN-FRANÇOIS CAMPEAU

Editor: LISA GROOTENBOER, C.C.E.

Music By AMIN BHATIA & ARI POSNER

Costume Designer: ALEXANDER REDA

Line Producer: BRIAN CAMPBELL

Cast
Anne Shirley-Cuthbert: AMYBETH McNULTY
Marilla Cuthbert: GERALDINE JAMES
Matthew Cuthbert: R.H. THOMSON
Diana Barry: DALILA BELA
Ka’kwet: KIAWENTI:IO TARBELL
Miss Stacy: JOANNA DOUGLAS
Josie Pye: MIRANDA McKEON
Gilbert Blythe: LUCAS JADE ZUMANN
Jerry Baynard: AYMERIC JETT MONTAZ
Mary Lacroix: CARA RICKETTS
Sebastian “Bash” Lacroix: DALMAR ABUZEID
Rachel Lynde: CORRINE KOSLO
Ruby Gillis: KYLA MATTHEWS
Tillie Boulter: GLENNA WALTERS
Billy Andrews: CHRISTIAN MARTYN

Jane Andrews: LIA PAPPAS-KEMPS
Aluk: BRANDON OAKES
Oqwatnuk: DANA JEFFREY
Minnie May Barry: RYAN KIERA ARMSTRONG
Moody Spurgeon: JACOB URSOMARZO
Mrs. Pye: TRENNA KEATING
Mrs. Eliza Barry: HELEN JOHNS
Mr. William Barry: JONATHAN HOLMES
Charlie Sloane: JACOB HORSLEY
Sipu: WESLEY FRENCH
Paul #1: KYLE MEAGHER
Paul #2: DAIMEN LANDORI-HOFFMAN
Kitpu: MICHAEL PODEMSKI
Mimikej: ALORA MARACLE-ASHAM

Production Manager: BRIAN CAMPBELL
1st Assistant Director: SORCHA VASEY
2nd Assistant Director: DOMINIKA JUREK

Art Director: MICHELE BRADY
1st Assistant Art Directors: ANDREW LIMA, MARIA GUTIÉRREZ
Set Decorator: ELLIOTT CAREW
Props Master: CRAIG WILLIAMS
Props Maker: JACQUES FORTIER
Key Make Up Artist: DIANE MAZUR
Key Hair Stylist: ZINKA TUMINSKI
Stunt Coordinators: SHELLEY COOK, BILLY OLIVER
Special Effects Coordinator: DEREK LISCOUMB
Animal Wrangler: RICK PARKER

‘A’ Camera Operator: BRAD CROSBIE
1st Assistant Camera: MARIANNA MARGARET
2nd Assistant Camera: KORBYN McLEAN
‘B’ Camera Operator: ADAM TUPPER
1st Assistant ‘B’ Camera: AMANDA WOJTASZEK
2nd Assistant ‘B’ Camera: MARK EKIN, DANIEL TACCHINO
Camera Trainee: JONATHAN BRAGAGNOLO
DIT: ROB STRONGHILL
Unit Publicist: ALLISON BARBER
EPK Producer: AMY SEGAL
Stills Photographer: KEN WORONER

Splinter Unit
Director of Photography: MAYA BANKOVIC
Camera Operator: BRETT HURD
1st Assistant Camera: MARK MOHER
2nd Assistant Camera: ERIC PINSONNEAULT
Camera Trainee: RYLEY HUSTON

Production Coordinator: JONATHAN FOCIL
Production Accountant: ANTHONY COSTA
Location Manager: DORIGEN FODE
Script Supervisors: STACY SCALISI, DONNA CROCE
Script Coordinator: CATHERINE SCHETINA
Acting Coach: MELEE HUTTON
Dialect Coach: JEFFREY SIMLETT
Production Sound Mixer: ZENON WASCHUK
Gaffer: FRANK GENTILE
Key Grip: PAOLO PERIN
Transportation Coordinator: FRANCO MENNITI
Construction Coordinator: PETER HARDING
Key Scenic: ROBERT TAYLOR

Extras Casting: RITA BERTUCCI
Post Production Services by TECHNICOLOR TORONTO
Legal Services Provided by BUCHLI GOLDSTEIN LLP
Interim Financing Provided by NATIONAL BANK OF CANADA
Title Sequence by IMAGINARY FORCES
Musicians: DREW JURECKA, JOEL SCHWARTZ, KIRK STARKEY, SARA TRAFICANTE
Music Editor: JOE MANCUSO
Music Contractor: BEV SPOTTON
Executive for Northwood Entertainment: JENNA MacMILLAN

Post Production Supervisor: SANDRA GILLEN
1st Assistant Picture Editor: LOUIS CASADO
Online Editor: MARK BETTERIDGE
Packaging Editor: PAUL DEAKIN
Colourist: MARK KUEPER
Supervising Sound Editor: JOE BRACCIALE
Sound Effects Editor: TYLER WHITHAM
Dialogue Editor: DANIELLE McBRIDE
Assistant Sound Editor: NADYA HANLON
Re-Recording Sound Mixers: AL deGRAAF, SCOTT SHEPHERD
Foley Artist: JOHN ELLIOTT
VFX Supervisor: KEVIN CHANDOO
VFX Executive Producer: ROBIN NOZETZ
VFX Senior Producer: KATE McCOLEMAN

For the CBC
General Manager, Programming: SALLY CATTO
Executive Director, Scripted Content: TRISH WILLIAMS
Senior Director, CBC Drama: HELEN ASIMAKIS
Executive in Charge of Production, CBC Drama: NICOLE MENDES

Developed and produced in association with
CBC

Produced with the assistance of the Government of Ontario–
The Ontario Production Services Tax Credit

And with the assistance of
The Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit

“Ahead by a Century”
Written by Robert Baker, Gordon Downie, Johnny Fay, Joseph Paul Langlois and Robert Gordon Sinclair
Performed by The Tragically Hip
Courtesy of Universal Music Group

“The Honor Song”
Courtesy of George Paul

Special thanks to:
Sue Sandford
Regional Municipality of Durham
City of Pickering
Burkholder Farms

The settings, events and characters depicted are entirely fictitious and are not intended to bear any resemblance to actual places, events or persons living or dead.

No animals were mistreated in any way in the making of this production.

This motion picture is protected under the laws of Canada, the United States and other countries. Unauthorized duplication, distribution or exhibition may result in civil liability and criminal prosecution.

© 2019 NORTHWOOD ANNE TROIS INC.
“All Rights Reserved”