Look upon the freckled visage of your new Anne of Green Gables!
Deadline reports that Anne, the CBC/Netflix adaptation currently in the works from Breaking Bad writer Moira Walley-Beckett, has found its Anne: fourteen-year-old Amybeth McNulty. She was one of 1,889 who auditioned, said executive producer Miranda de Pencier in the announcement. “She’s riveting on screen, she’s translucent. You can see every thought and every emotion,” Walley-Beckett told CBC News.
Said McNulty of her character: “She has so much love for the world, which I think I share with her. And her curiosity about everything, how she can be so fierce and so bold but so gentle and so loving.”
Walley-Beckett also offered CBC News some hints about the vibe of the show:
“I feel that this Anne is entirely different,” says Walley-Beckett. “We’re off-book. We’re the essence of the book, we have the heart and soul of the book, we have our iconic moments that everyone can’t wait for, and we’re telling a new story. I think that is one reason why it’s entirely its own.”
“This is a very grounded, real version of the story. Life in Prince Edward Island in the late 1800s was a hard, gritty, scrappy life. It was messy, it was covered in red mud,” says Walley-Beckett.
“The weather, the seasons, it’s all part of our story. It’s not doilies and teacups, it’s life.”
Meet back here spring 2017?