From a media release:
Corus EntertainmentÂ announced today itÂ has commissionedÂ Good StarsÂ andÂ Fire & Dew,Â the second and thirdÂ instalments ofÂ L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green GablesÂ series of films produced byÂ Breakthrough Entertainment. Ella Ballentine (Anne Shirley), Martin Sheen (Matthew Cuthbert), and Sara Botsford (Marilla Cuthbert) return for the sequels.Â L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables:Â Good StarsÂ andÂ Fire & DewÂ have begun production and will premiere on Corus Entertainmentâ€™sÂ YTV, the #1 Kids channel in Canada (K6-11)*, in 2017 and 2018, respectively.
Following the successful world broadcast premiere ofÂ L.M. Montgomeryâ€™sÂ Anne of Green GablesÂ on YTV,Â Breakthrough Entertainmentâ€™s Joan Lambur, Peter Williamson, and Ira Levy are back to executive produce the next two movies, along with Lucy Maud Montgomeryâ€™s granddaughter, Kate Macdonald Butler. Award-winning director John Kent Harrison, who also wroteÂ Good StarsÂ returns, as well asÂ Susan Coyne who wroteÂ Fire & Dew.
InÂ Good Stars;Â our beloved Anne Shirley turns thirteen and faces a host of new milestones: first sleepovers, culinary misadventures, and shifting relationships with her bosom friend Diana and academic rival Gilbert Blythe. Through all this, Anne strives to strike a balance between becoming an upstanding, sensible young woman, and embracing her inquisitive and free-spirited nature.
InÂ Fire & Dew; Anne heads to Charlottetown to attend accelerated classes as she continues to work towards her dream of being a school teacher. While there, she is forced to adapt quickly to her new surroundings and classmates as she navigates her way through her first school experience outside of her beloved Green Gables. Anne finds herself facing daunting choices for her future, the stirrings of romance, and tragedy unlike anything sheâ€™s ever known. Meanwhile, Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert contend with advancing age as they deal with financial challenges and creeping ailments.
Originally published back in 1908 by Lucy Maud Montgomery, the tale of Anne Shirley and her adventures in Green Gables span over 8 novels and has reached readers in over 20 languages.The first film in the series has been watched by families worldwide through broadcasters Corus Entertainment in Canada, PBS in the United States, ITV in the UK, ARD in Germany, and a recent theatrical release in Australia and New Zealand.
The first film in the series has been watched by families worldwide through broadcasters Corus Entertainment in Canada, PBS in the United States, ITV in the UK, ARD in Germany, and a recent theatrical release in Australia and New Zealand.