Netflix releases trailer for Anne

So it's hard to imagine that Anne, the Netflix series adaptation of Lucy Maud Montgomery's novel, will live up to that legacy. Her change of fortune occurs when she is mistakenly sent to live with an aging pair of siblings who have requested a boy to assist them.

Anne follows the young, orphaned Anne Shirley as she comes to Green Gables, the Cuthbert family farm, by accident on Prince Edward Island. The trailer does not reveal any major plot details.

Aside from the very talented Amybeth, Anne stars Geraldine James as Marilla Cuthbert, R.H. Thomson as Matthew Cuthbert, Lucas Jade Zumann as Gilbert Blythe, Dalila Bela as Diana Barry, Corinne Koslo as Rachel Lynde, Aymeric Jett Montaz and as Jerry Baynard.

"Anne" is described as a coming-of-age story about an outsider who, against all odds and many challenges, fights for love and acceptance and her place in the world.

The series, which promises to tackle issues, including feminism, bullying, and prejudice, also shows a strong focus on the powerful imagination Anne uses to come through tough times with a sunny attitude.

Showrunner Moira Walley-Beckett (Breaking Bad, Flesh and Bone) and Miranda de Pencier (Thanks For Sharing, Beginners) are executive producers while Susan Murdoch produces. Niki Caro directed the two-hour premiere episode.

  • Salvatore Jensen