Netflix adapt Anne of Green Gables
Breaking Bad screenwriter adapts beloved children's book Anne of Green Gables for new Netflix series
Spirited Anne (spelled with an e) Shirley is the best friend we all wanted growing up. The 13-year-old heroine of Lucy Maud Montgomery's 1908 book brought long words, big dreams and plenty of hi-jinks into childhood reading. And it's not just us who adored Anne's antics; the book has been translated into 20 languages and sold over 50 million copies.
The cast is yet to be announced but since bingeing on Stranger Things has cemented our obsession with Milly Bobby Brown, we can't wait to see the next new child actor Netflix finds. Let's just hope she has auburn hair, a nose full of freckles and a penchant for being oh-so-dramatic.
The eight-part Anne of Green Gables series will be produced from next month and available to stream on Netflix in 2017.