From a media release:
Northwood Entertainment has begun a worldwide search to find its leading actress for the title role in the new, ongoing television series â€œANNE.â€ Based on Lucy Maud Montgomeryâ€™s timeless classic novelÂ Anne of Green Gables, Northwood recently announced that CBC greenlit â€œANNEâ€ with a Season One commitment of eight episodes of the adaptation. Production begins summer 2016.
The adaptation is being written solely by Emmy-award winning writer Moira Walley-Beckett (BREAKING BAD, FLESH AND BONE) who will Executive Produce withÂ Miranda de Pencier (BEGINNERS) of Northwood Entertainment.
The professional search is underway for the casting of â€œANNEâ€ with auditions in Canada, the U.S. and Europe by award-winning casting agents Susie Figgis (HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERERâ€™S STONE, ALICE IN WONDERLAND), Bernard Telsey & Co. (HAMILTON, INTO THE WOODS, GREASE LIVE!) and Stephanie Gorin (FARGO TV SERIES, DEGRASSI: THE NEXT GENERATION).
Beginning May 7 through to May 30, the â€œThe Anne Searchâ€Â will travel across Canada conducting open casting calls in Toronto (May 7thÂ and May 8th), Vancouver (May 14thÂ and May 15th), Charlottetown (May 28th), and Halifax (May 29thÂ and May 30th).
Anyone can be ANNE! If youâ€™re an 11-14 year old girl simply SIGN UP or SHOW UP! For those enthusiasts who may want to audition and do not have a talent agent or donâ€™t live in the cities holding open casting calls, Northwood Entertainment has created a website to upload auditions to.
Starting today, fans can go toÂ www.theannesearch.comÂ for more information on the new series, how to submit an audition and more information on Canadaâ€™s open casting calls.
While the new series will follow a similar storyline to the book, set in 1900â€™s PEI, that millions of readers around the world know and love, ANNE will also chart new territory. Anne and the rest of the characters will experience new adventures reflecting timeless issues including themes of identity, sexism, bullying, prejudice, and trusting oneâ€™s self.