Netflix fans, get ready! Another iconic redhead is about to make a debut in a new series from the network. Everybody knows that Red from Orange Is The New Black and Barb from Stranger Things are Netflix’ most famed gingers. Anne from the novel Anne Of Green Gables will make her debut on May 12, 2017.
The classic novel was penned by L.M. Montgomery in 1908. It follows the adventures of Anne Shirley, an 11-year-old girl who was sent to Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert, who intended to adopt a boy. The book was written for all ages, but it was mainly considered as a children’s novel. It has been adapted into several films and stage productions.
Anne Of Green Gables: Yes, Another Red Head Is Coming!
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Netflix released a video for the new series, which was simply titled Anne. The stream will be available on May 12. In the teaser, Netflix’ redheads react to the announcement that another ginger will join the network.
The promo read “New ginger in town!”. The viewer then gets a glimpse of Anne as she braids her long red hair and puts on her signature blue dress and flowery straw hat. The preview also warned viewers to not call Anne “carrots”. The clip then shows Anne hitting a male classmate on the face with a book. The male character could be assumed as Gilbert Blythe, who compares Anne’s hair to the vegetable in the original novel.
The protagonist of Anne of Green Gables will be newcomer Amybeth McNulty. CBC reported that the 14-year-old beat 1,800 contenders who also auditioned for the role of Anne.
What Viewers Can Expect From The Upcoming Show
Moira Walley-Beckett, the writer of the new show, said that they will take a more realistic approach to Anne of Green Gables.
“I think this Anne will be really different. We’re off the book but we will follow it essence, heart and soul. Everyone’s favorite iconic moments will still be there but we’ll tell a new story,” Walley-Beckett said. The writer also told CBC that the show is a “real and more grounded” version of the story.
“Life in Prince Edward Island in the late 1800s was scrappy and difficult. Things were really messy and covered in mud. Our story will also include the weather and the seasons. It will not be all about doilies and teacups; it’s all about life,” Walley-Beckett stated.