Television

Meet the new ‘Anne,’ coming soon from Green Gables

Meet Anne

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Netflix released the first trailer for “Anne,” a new adaptation of “Anne of Green Gables,” releasing on the popular video-streaming service in May. Fans of the original work can check out the first trailer released for the series below, thanks to an early upload on Netflix’s YouTube channel.

Netflix describes Anne as a “coming-of-age story” growing up in the late 1890s. Netflix states that Anne “fights for love and acceptance and her place in the world.” You still have time to pick-up the original stories (Amazon $12) and share the adventure with your little ones, or just relive the tales.

Set in Prince Edward Island in the late 1890s, the series centers on Anne Shirley (Amybeth McNulty), a young orphaned girl who, after an abusive childhood spent in orphanages and the homes of strangers, is mistakenly sent to live with an aging sister and brother. Over time, 13-year-old Anne will transform the lives of Marilla (Geraldine James) and Matthew Cuthbert (R.H. Thomson) and eventually the entire small town in which they live with her unique spirit, fierce intellect and brilliant imagination. Anne’s adventures will reflect timeless and topical issues including themes of identity, feminism, bullying and prejudice. Available first-run globally on Netflix except Canada (second run in Canada).

“Anne” is just one of many original series coming to Netflix over the next few months. This week Netflix will be launching the new Louis C.K. stand-up special, and the new series “The Get Down”. That series is from Baz Luhrmann and a team of collaborators. That team includes four-time Oscar winner and executive producer Catherine Martin, legendary MC and executive producer Nas, associate producer Grandmaster Flash, Pulitzer Prize winning playwright, co-creator and executive producer Stephen Adly Guirgis; and hip-hop historian and supervising producer Nelson George.

The Get Down is a saga of how New York at the brink of bankruptcy gave birth to a new art form. Set in New York in 1977, this music-driven drama series chronicles the rise of hip-hop and the last days of disco -– told through the lives, music, art and dance of the South Bronx kids who would change the world forever.

The cast of the The Get Down includes Shameik Moore (Shaolin Fantastic), Justice Smith (Ezekiel “Books” Figuero), Herizen Guardiola (Mylene Cruz), Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (Cadillac), Jaden Smith (Dizzee Kipling), Skylan Brooks (Ra-Ra Kipling), Tremaine Brown Jr. (Boo Boo Kiping), Mamoudou Athie (Grandmaster Flash), Jimmy Smits (Francisco “Papa Fuerte” Cruz) and Giancarlo Esposito (Ramon Cruz).

The Get Down is produced by Sony Pictures Television for Netflix. The series is executive produced by Baz Luhrmann, Catherine Martin, Nas, Stephen Adly Guirgis, Thomas Kelly, and Paul Watters.