From Tony Wong of The Toronto Star:
Link: Anne with an Eâ€™s Moira Walley-Beckett is the most significant new Canadian showrunner in a generation
“I had to approach it from a point of emotional reality. Anne is a damaged person. She is a wounded person as are Matthew (R.H. Thomson) and Marilla Cuthbert (Geraldine James) in my mind. I felt that it was extremely important to honour what it was like to be an orphan back then when you were viewed as a delinquent and unlovable and ungodly. There was great prejudice and great harm done.” Continue reading.
One thought on “Link: Anne with an Eâ€™s Moira Walley-Beckett is the most significant new Canadian showrunner in a generation”
Not sure about that headline. There are plenty of “significant” Canadian showrunners. They might not have won an Emmy but their shows have had just as much impact, even without the Netflixes to instantly distribute them around the world. PS Anne of Green Gables is kind of cheating. Of course it will do well. It’s one of Canada’s most recognizable IPs. Let her create an original show and see if it does as well. That would be a greater test.
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