CBC, Netflix expand episode order for Anne season two

The second season is set to go live in 2018.

CBC and Netflix have made it official: Anne will go to a second season with an expanded episode order and an all-female writers’ room.

The 10 new episodes of the hour-long show (called Anne with an E outside of Canada) will go to camera this fall and premiere on both CBC (in Canada) and Netflix (internationally) in 2018. The first season, which CBC commissioned in January 2016, ran for eight episodes.

Inspired by Lucy Maud Montgomery’s 1908 novel Anne of Green Gables, the series stars Irish-Canadian actor Amybeth McNulty as a re-imagined version of Anne Shirley. Geraldine James, R.H. Thomson, Corrine Koslo, Dalila Bela, Aymeric Jett Montaz and Lucas Jade Zumann star alongside McNulty.

Anne‘s two-hour debut on March 19 garnered an overnight average audience of 815,000 (2+), according to Numeris ratings provided by CBC. The entire first season went on draw an average audience of 900,000 (2+) on CBC and reached 4.5 million viewers over the course of the season. On Netflix, the series bowed internationally (excluding Canada, where the streaming service does not hold the rights) on May 12.


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