CBC, Netflix Renew Anne with an E


CBC and Netflix have ordered a ten-hour second season of the Northwood Entertainment-produced series Anne with an E.

Shooting on season two, which sees an increased order from eight to ten hours, will begin this fall. The second season will return in 2018. The series is known as Anne in Canada and Anne with an E on Netflix. It is inspired by Lucy Maud Montgomery’s classic novel Anne of Green Gables and features Amybeth McNulty in the title role.

The series also stars Geraldine James as Marilla Cuthbert, R.H. Thomson as Matthew Cuthbert, Corrine Koslo as Rachel Lynde, Dalila Bela as Diana Barry, Aymeric Jett Montaz as Jerry Baynard and Lucas Jade Zumann as Gilbert Blythe. The series is created by Moira Walley-Beckett (Breaking Bad, Flesh and Bone) and season two will be written by Jane Maggs (Bellevue, Cardinal), Shernold Edwards (Haven, Sleepy Hollow), Kathryn Borel (Rush, American Dad), Amanda Fahey (Saving Hope, Mohawk Girls) and Naledi Jackson (21 Thunder, The Detail).

“This exquisite series has drawn universal acclaim and introduced Anne Shirley to an entirely new generation, reaching an audience of 4.5 million in Canada,” said Sally Catto, the general manager of programming at CBC. “We know that the inspired cast and entire team will deliver an unforgettable second season.”

“This season is brave and bold and full of wonder,” commented Walley-Beckett. “It is colorful, exciting, action-packed and, of course, full of heart. I can’t wait to share all the brand-new adventures!”

“Anne Shirley is one of Canada’s greatest gifts to the world,” added Elizabeth Bradley, Netflix’s VP of content. “We can’t wait to bring Anne’s next chapter to Netflix members globally.”

“We’re so proud of the overwhelming response from viewers across the globe,” added Miranda de Pencier, president of Northwood Entertainment and executive producer on the series. “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.”