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Visit Green Gables In Netflix’s First Trailer For ‘Anne’

Netflix is adapting Lucy Maud Montgomery’s children’s book, Anne Green Gables, and now we have a first look at what we can expect come May.

When Anne, played by newcomer Amybeth McNulty in what can only be described as A+ casting, meets her newly adopted family, she doesn’t get the warmest of welcomes. “We sent word to Mr. Spencer to bring us a boy,” Marilla, her new caretaker, says to her. But Anne's spunk and very creative imagination prove that she belongs not only in her new home but in her new town, too. “Girls can do anything a boy can do, and more,” she declares.

"Anne is timely and topical," writer and showrunner Moira Walley-Beckett told Elle.com in an interview. "There is a lot of conversation in the world right now about feminism, gender parity, equality, bullying, intolerance, and prejudice against those who 'come from away.' These are all themes inherent in the book, and it feels important to bring them to the forefront and be part of the current conversation."

The eight-part series will be available May 21. Get a glimpse of Anne and her overwhelming optimism, above.