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TV Premiere Date: March 19, 2017

1h 0m | Drama, Family, Television

Orphan Anne Shirley (Amybeth McNulty) is sent to Prince Edward Island to live with elderly Matthew Cuthbert (R.H. Thomson) and his sister Marilla Cutherbert (Geraldine James) at Green Gables farm in Avonlea. 

Having lived with abusive foster parents, Anne is scarred by her previous situations but thrilled she she discovers she won't be expected to care for small children and do chores all day long. However, she's extremely disappointed when she learns Marilla wanted a boy, in order to have help around the farm for Matthew. Although Marilla threatens to send the girl back, shy Matthew develops a soft spot for her. 

Loosely based on the Anne of Green Gables series of novels by Canadian author L.M. Montgomery.

Canadian Connection Canadian Connection : Filmed in Ontario. Some cast members, including R.H. Thomson and Dalila Bela (who plays Diana Barry), are Canadian.

Director: Amanda Tapping, David Evans, Helen Shaver, Niki Caro, Patricia Rozema, Paul Fox, Sandra Goldbacher
Studio: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Cast: Amybeth McNulty, R.H. Thomson, Geraldine James, Dalila Bela, Lucas Jade Zumann
Writer(s): Antonio Ranieri, Moira Walley-Beckett

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