From a media release:
CBCÂ andÂ NetflixÂ have renewed the award-winningÂ ANNE WITH AN EÂ fromÂ NorthwoodÂ EntertainmentÂ for a highly anticipated third season (10 x 60). Inspired by the timeless Canadian novelÂ Anne of Green GablesÂ by Lucy Maud Montgomery, the third season ofÂ ANNE WITH AN E will continue to tell the coming-of-age story of an outsider who, against all odds and numerous challenges, fights for acceptance, for her place in the world, and for love.
The renewal comes shortly after the US and international debut of the seriesâ€™ second season (10 x 60) on Netflix in July, and just ahead of the Canadian premiere of season two on CBC, the CBC TV streaming app andÂ cbc.ca/watchÂ on Sunday, September 23 at 7 p.m. (7:30 NT).
Executive producers Walley-Beckett (BREAKING BAD, FLESH AND BONE) and de Pencier (BEGINNERS, THANKS FOR SHARING) team up once again to re-immerse audiences in Anneâ€™s world in Avonlea. The new season is expected to begin production this winter for launch on CBC and Netflix later in 2019.
ANNE WITH AN EÂ received 13 Canadian Screen Award nominations in 2018 – the most of any series nominated – and was awardedÂ Best Drama SeriesÂ for Walley-Beckett and de Pencier. Walley-Beckett also won a Writerâ€™s Guild of Canada award for writing, â€œI Am No Bird, And No Net Ensnares Me,â€ andÂ Showrunner of the YearÂ at the Rockie Awards as part of the 2018 Banff World Media Festival.Â ANNE WITH AN EÂ was also awardedÂ Playbackâ€™sÂ magazineâ€™s â€œShow of the Yearâ€ honour in 2017 andÂ Art of the Titleâ€™sÂ â€œBest Title Sequenceâ€ for the opening sequence of the show.
Building on the stellar success of the first two seasons,Â ANNE WITH AN EÂ season 3 will continue to chart bold new territory, adding new characters and storylines while exploring themes of identity, prejudice, feminism, bullying, gender parity, diversity and empowerment through the lens of its fierce, starry-eyed, irrepressible 16-year-old protagonist. WhileÂ ANNE WITH AN EÂ will continue to honour the foundation of L. M. Montgomeryâ€™s novel, a Canadian treasure and global phenomenon, the seriesâ€™ third season will creatively evolve. Ever transforming Avonlea with her unique spirit, fierce intellect and brilliant imagination, Anne and the rest of the characters will experience thrilling adventures as they explore timeless themes of identity, deceit, sexism, racism, bullying, prejudice, and empowerment.
A CBC and Netflix original series,Â ANNE WITH AN EÂ is produced by Northwood Entertainment and created by Moira Walley-Beckett. The executive producers are Miranda de Pencier, Moira Walley-Beckett, Debra Hayward and Alison Owen.