“Anne of Green Gables” is coming to TV, courtesy of “Breaking Bad” writer Moira Walley-Beckett

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Moira Walley Beckett, perhaps best known for writing the acclaimed Breaking Bad episode “Ozymandias,” will adapt Anne of Green Gables for television, The Guardian reports. The much-loved 1908 novel by Lucy Maude Montgomery is slated to appear on television in 2017 as Anne, an eight-part series that will be aired on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC). Like its source material, Anne will center on a plucky orphan girl who comes of age among the lush greenery of Canada’s Prince Edward Island. According to a press release from the CBC, the series will also introduce new storylines to the narrative, which will explore “themes of identity, sexism, bullying, prejudice, and trusting one’s self.” For her part, Walley-Beckett said that “Anne’s issues are contemporary issues: feminism, prejudice, bullying and a desire to belong. The stakes are high and her emotional journey is tumultuous. I’m thrilled to delve deeply into this resonant story, push the boundaries and give it new life.”

Read the full story at The Guardian.

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