Anne of Green Gables, the most Canadian of all the Canadian young adult books ever written, is coming back to TV, the CBC announced. The story, first written by Lucy Maud Montgomery in 1908, has spawned numerous sequels, adaptations and updates over the years, but the latest will be headed up by former Breaking Bad writer Moira Walley-Beckett.
“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,” Walley-Beckett said, via the Hollywood Reporter.
The jokes there sort of write themselves so let’s just skip ahead while we all chuckle silently to ourselves about Anne Shirley running Prince Edward Island’s most successful meth lab.