Anne Shirley has won not only the hearts of readers for more than a century, but also Netflix. The streaming giant has ordered a second season of Anne With an E, the latest in a long line of adaptations based off of the classic novel Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Laud Montgomery.
Of the series, showrunner and former Breaking Bad producer Moira Walley-Beckett says that it was the attractiveness of the time period as well as her own personal connection to the character of Anne Shirley that compelled her to make this show. “I was so awkward, and I didn’t feel like I fit in anywhere,” Walley-Beckett told EW this past spring, “And it’s like she gives one permission to be an oddball and to be unique and to be passionate and different.
The series, which is darker than previous adaptations of the classic novel, follows young orphan Anne Shirley as she deals with being an outsider on Prince Edward Island and stars Amybeth McNulty as the titular character.
Produced by Miranda de Pencier’s Northwood Entertainment, the second season will begin shooting in the fall and also stars Geraldine James and R.H. Thomas. You can read EW’s review of Anne With an E here.