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Netflix’s ANNE OF GREEN GABLES Reboot Gets a Title and Release Date

The time has come to return to Green Gables—not that it’s going to be hard to fall in love with the place again. Netflix’s latest bit of binge-able nostalgia, a reboot of the classic 1908 L.M. Montgomery children’s novel, Anne of Green Gables, has been given a snappy new title, Anne, and a release date.

Anne Shirley’s adventures on Prince Edward Island will hit the streaming service on May 12, 2017, according to an announcement at Netflix’s big press event on Wednesday. And we’re so excited we feel the need to break something!

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Anne will be portrayed by Amybeth McNulty, who was first announced at the end of last year as the new eponymous redheaded orphan mistakenly sent to a pair of siblings (Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert) who’d hoped to adopt a boy to help out on their farm. To say that there have been a myriad of interpretations and adaptations of the story over the years is sorta putting it lightly. On TV alone, there have been five previous iterations of the story of Anne, as well as 12 (yes, 12!) made-for-TV movies, six stage productions, and four films around the world. To say the ginger Canadian with a ton of gumption and pizazz is popular would be an understatement; it’s been translated into 36 languages.

Needless to say, as we are huge fans of tenacious, curious, dramatic, and outspoken young ladies figuring out the world, we’re very much looking forward to the return of Anne and her beloved Green Gables. Are you? Let us know in the comments below!

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Alicia Lutes is the Managing Editor of Nerdist and creator/co-host of Fangirling! Find her on Twitter if you want.

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