PBS Remakes Anne of Green Gables (& It'll Save Your Thanksgiving)

PBS Remakes Anne of Green Gables (& It'll Save Your Thanksgiving)

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Tara Bellucci
Nov 22, 2016
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L.M. Montgomery's novel Anne of Green Gables may be over a hundred years old, but it's about to be introduced to a whole new generation. PBS remade the classic tale of an orphan girl mistakenly sent to a farm just in time for Thanksgiving, and now we have a plan for post-turkey family bonding.

The remake, which debuted in Canada back in February, stars Martin Sheen as Matthew Cuthbert and Ella Ballentine as the titular Anne Shirley. It has quite the reputation to uphold—the beloved 1985 miniseries won an Emmy.

Anne is having quite the year: Rachel McAdams narrated the classic tale for Audible and it's available today, and Netflix and CBC are working on an eight-episode reboot called Anne that they're touting as a grittier take on the novel.

Sheen's Anne of Green Gables airs November 24 at 8/7 central on PBS, and will be followed by the 2005 version of Pollyanna.

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