Entertainment21 November 2017
(Toronto, ON - November 21, 2017) Northwood Entertainment is delighted to announce that principal photography has commenced for season two of the universally acclaimed series ANNE (WITH AN E). The series, currently shooting in various locations in Ontario and PEI, will return for 10 episodes on CBC in Canada and globally – everywhere outside of Canada – on Netflix in 2018.
Inspired by the timeless Canadian young adult novel Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery, the second season of ANNE (WITH AN E) will continue to chart bold new territory, adding new characters and storylines while continuing to explore themes of identity, prejudice, feminism, bullying, gender parity and empowerment through the lens of its fierce, starry-eyed, irrepressible 14-year-old protagonist.
Creator and executive producer/showrunner, Moira Walley-Beckett (Breaking Bad, Flesh and Bone) is excited about this groundbreaking season, stating, “Exploring modern topical issues in the world of this beloved character is a thrilling endeavor, and I hope this season ignites, unites, and inspires young people around the world.”
“We’re super excited about the storylines for season two - conjured up by Moira and
our all-female writing room and further expanding the world of ANNE (WITH AN E) in surprising, unique, and emotional ways,” says executive producer and President of Northwood Entertainment, Miranda de Pencier (Beginners, Thanks for Sharing).
"Canada has fallen in love with Anne all over again with this remarkable series full of beauty, humour, heartbreak and the poignant portrayal of finding a place to belong," said Sally Catto, general manager, programming, CBC. "We can't wait to share Season 2 with CBC audiences next year and showcase Anne's incredible talent and creative team to the entire world once again in partnership with Netflix."
“We are thrilled to not only return to Green Gables for more adventures of the effervescent and beloved Anne Shirley, but also to bring the stunning landscapes of Prince Edward Island and Ontario to Netflix members around the world,” said Elizabeth Bradley, Vice President of Content, Netflix.
ANNE (WITH AN E) stars returning fan favorites Amybeth McNulty (Anne Shirley-Cuthbert), Geraldine James (Marilla Cuthbert), R.H. Thomson (Matthew Cuthbert), Corrine Koslo (Rachel Lynde), Dalila Bela (Diana Barry), Aymeric Jett Montaz (Jerry Baynard), Lucas Zumann (Gilbert Blythe) and Kyla Matthews (Ruby Gillis). This season will also introduce audiences to new characters including Dalmar Abuzeid (Sebastian) and Cory Grüter-Andrew (Cole).
A CBC and Netflix original series, ANNE (WITH AN E) is produced by Northwood Entertainment and created by Moira Walley-Beckett. The executive producers are Miranda de Pencier, Moira Walley-Beckett, Sally Catto, Elizabeth Bradley, Alex Sapot, Debra Hayward, Alison Owen and Ken Girotti. John Calvert serves as producer.
About Northwood Entertainment
Founded by Miranda de Pencier, Northwood Entertainment is an independent film and television production company with a mission to create a thriving home for creators with singular voices to reach broad audiences. de Pencier’s producing credits include BEGINNERS, THANKS FOR SHARING and the upcoming THE GRIZZLIES which she also directed.
CBC/Radio-Canada is Canada’s national public broadcaster and one of its largest cultural institutions. We are Canada’s trusted source of news, information and Canadian entertainment. Deeply rooted in communities all across the country, CBC/Radio-Canada offers diverse content in English, French and eight Indigenous languages. We also provide international news and information from a uniquely Canadian perspective. In 2017, CBC/Radio-Canada will at the heart of the celebrations and conversations with special 2017-themed multiplatform programming and events across Canada.
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