Published Jan 12, 2016If you're a fan of both Road to Avonlea and Breaking Bad, have we got some news for you — your weirdly specific tastes will soon be rewarded with a new television series about Anne of Green Gables from a producer of Vince Gilligan's iconic crystal meth show.
Variety confirmed the news that the CBC is bringing back Anne of Green Gables for a new series simply called Anne. The show was created by Breaking Bad producer Moira Walley-Beckett, who will also serve as an executive producer for its eight-episode run.
"Adapting Anne's story really excites me," Walley-Beckett said in a press release. "Anne's issues are contemporary issues: feminism, prejudice, bullying and a desire to belong. The stakes are high and her emotional journey is tumultuous. I'm thrilled to delve deeply into this resonant story, push the boundaries and give it new life."
Tara Ellis, executive director for scripted content at the CBC, added, "We're thrilled to be working with this exceptionally talented group of women on this exciting project. This new take on Lucy Maud Montgomery's beloved story will be highly anticipated by fans of Anne and a whole new generation of viewers who have yet to meet her."
Anne begins production this spring and will air in 2017.