Spirited Anne (spelled with an e) Shirley is the best childhood friend we all wanted. The 13-year-old heroine of Canadian writer Lucy Maud Montgomery's famous 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 more than 50 million copies.
Now Netflix is adapting the story of one orphan breathing life into a sleepy Canadian community for an eight-hour series, which means there's a new kid in town ready to join our list of favourite Netflix children (that includes Dustin from Stranger Things and all of the kids in A Series of Unfortunate Events).
Anne of Green Gables has been extensively reworked for the screen (there are fours films, numerous TV movies and series, stage musicals and even a Japanese anime), but this time it's Breaking Bad writer Moira Walley-Beckett penning the script. So expect the tender heart of the tale without too much twee.
Following the release of a teaser trailer last month, we've finally been given a real trailer, that sees the feisty little girl with a powerful imagination making a life for herself among a less-than friendly rural community. Even the trailer is feel-good. We're watching it on repeat.
|What||Anne of Green Gables, Netflix: new trailer|
|Where||UK Netflix | MAP|
12 May 17 – 30 Sep 17, 8:00 AM – 12:00 AM