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‘Anne With an E,’ on Netflix, Reimagines a Darker ‘Green Gables’

May 03, 2017 - The New York Times

“Anne of Green Gables,” Lucy Maud Montgomery’s adored 1908 novel about Anne Shirley, an 11-year-old Canadian orphan mistakenly placed in the care of the middle-age siblings Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert — they’d wanted a boy to work their Prince Edward Island farm — has been reimagined for the screen yet again, with the retitled “Anne With an E,” a collaboration with the CBC debuting Friday, May 12, on Netflix. Like her predecessors, this redheaded Anne (Amybeth McNulty) begins he...