'Anne with an E' Season 3: Release date, plot, cast, trailer, news and everything else you need to know about Netflix show
'Anne with an E,' which premiered on March 19, 2017 on the Canadian network CBC, is one of the most popular shows on Netflix right now with seasons 1 and 2 having impressed fans immensely.
The show is believed to have done complete justice to the beloved novel 'Anne of Green Gables' while also modernizing it to appeal to the millennial audience.
The show has been successful in balancing comedy and drama while fleshing out the characters beautifully without turning them into tokens in the name of diversity. In fact, by introducing new and diverse characters, the show took the risk of offending the fans of the novel, and it totally paid off.
In August 2018, CBC and Netflix both renewed 'Anne with an E' for a 10-episode third season, which is set to premiere in 2019. The show premiered on Sunday, September 22, at 8 pm exclusively on Canada's CBC and is set to premiere on Netflix for the global audience on Friday, January 3.
Based on the classic 1908 novel 'Anne of Green Gables' by Lucy Maud Montgomery, the CBC Television and Netflix series 'Anne with an E' narrates the story of an orphan girl with bright red hair and a vivid imagination. Anne, who likes to emphasize the "e" in her name, gets adopted by an elderly brother-sister duo, who have been living in silent monotony for far too long.
While the agreeable and quiet brother Matthew takes to her almost immediately, the strict and quick-to-criticism Marilla needs some getting used to when it comes to Anne and her never-ending stories.
They, however, make a wonderful family together and live content and rich lives in the town of Avonlea, on Prince Edward Island. The first season shows how Anne settled into her new life and how the people around her took to her. The second season dealt with Anne's friendships and loyalties. The upcoming season 3 will hopefully focus on the romance between Anne and Gilbert. We also see Gilbert dreaming about his future as doctor.
The upcoming season will also address the issues of bullying, identity, feminism and gender parity.
Irish-Canadian actress Amybeth McNulty brings Canadian literary treasure Anne Shirley to the screen. Although she has had small roles in multiple television shows, ‘Anne with an E’ is her biggest role yet.
Lucas Jade Zumann plays Canada’s favorite lover boy Gilbert Blythe in the Netflix adaptation of ‘Anne of Green Gables.’ He is also known for his role as Milo in the horror flick ‘Sinister 2’ and Jamie Fields in the indie flick ‘20th Century Women.’
Legendary actors Geraldine James and RH Thomson play siblings Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert respectively. Other actors who play a pivotal role in the series are Dalila Bela as Diana Barry, Cory Grüter-Andrew as Cole Mackenzie and Aymeric Jett Montaz as Jerry Baynard. Deborah Grover plays the role of beloved Aunt Josephine Barry.
The 1908 book was adapted by Emmy Award-winning writer and producer Moira Walley-Beckett, who is the recipient of three Primetime Emmy Awards — including one for Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series, three Writers Guild of America Awards, two Producers Guild of America Awards, a Golden Globe and a Peabody. She is best known for her work on the AMC drama 'Breaking Bad'.
Producer Kevin Sullivan who bought the rights for the production of 'Anne of Green Gables' in the 1980s has sued Northwood Media Inc., which is producing 'Anne with an E'. Sullivan claims that the creators of 'Anne with an E' have infringed his intellectual property rights by copying certain elements of his series, elements that were not in the original story. For instance, Sullivan alleges that the Netflix series copied his decision to set the story in the late 1890s instead of in the 1870s as in the original 'Anne of Green Gables' novel.
Sullivan's lawsuit against the Netflix series drew a lot of attention because he isn't suing the production house for copying his series, but instead for copying settings from his series. The court will have to decide the permissible range for the usage of concepts, settings, and images from Sullivan's series in the recently produced series.
The lawsuit is in its early stages and the parties are currently in a dispute over procedures relating to documentary discovery.
Where to watch
Like season 1 and season 2 of the show, season 3 of 'Anne with an E' too will be added to the Netflix library, and will get a premiere on CBC as well. The show is set to premiere on Sunday, September 22, at 8 p.m only on CBC.
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