Netflix has released the official trailer for season two of its original series Anne with an E.
The show, created by Moira Walley-Beckett based on Canadian author Lucy Maud Montgomery’s 1908 novel “Anne of Green Gables”, revolves around Anne Shirley (played by Irish-Canadian newcomer Amybeth McNulty), a plucky orphan with red plaits, who finds an unlikely home with a spinster and her soft-spoken brother.
The cast also includes award-winning actor Robert Holmes Thomson and Bafta nominee Geraldine James as the elderly Cuthbert siblings, newcomer Lucas Jade Zumann as Gilbert Blythe – Anne’s merciless enemy at school and future best friend and husband, Dalila Bela as Diana Berry, first-time actor Aymeric Jett Montaz as as the young farmhand Jerry Baynard.
According to the streaming service, the new season, consisting of ten episodes, will see Anne’s beloved world of Green Gables becoming “a much bigger place, with new faces and heartfelt lessons about love, loss and growing up.” “I love looking out at the horizon. You know, imagining all the possibilities. You never know what’s going to happen and so you begin…” Anne is heard saying at the beginning of the trailer, which carries the message “Welcome back to friendships, family, and the wonder of Green Gables.” The trailer focuses on Anne’s beliefs and wisdom: “I believe there’s always a bit of good in any situation, even a bad one,” “There’s nothing wrong with being different. You’re unique,” she says. Told that “unique means weird,” she replies “I think it means singular and extraordinary.” and onscreen lines come to support her message, namely “the biggest adventure is being yourself”.
The trailer, scored by a catchy tune encouraging you to “follow your heart when you’re the dreamer,” also features Anne’s erstwhile classmate Gilbert Blythe (Lucas Jade Zumann), who decided to work at the docks for a while after his father’s passing.
Season 2 of Anne with an E arrive July 6 on Netflix.