First-look at Donegal actress Amybeth in major Netflix drama
There's a new ginger in town... Just don't call her carrots!
The first-look trailer of Anne, starring Donegal actress Amybeth McNulty, has been released to global audiences yesterday.
The highly anticipated new dramatic television series is an adaptation of the hugely popular Anne of Green Gables. 14-year-old Irish-Canadian actress Amybeth was cast in the lead role last year, and now the premiere date has been officially announced: Netflix users will be able to stream Anne in their homes from May 12, 2017.
Amybeth beat 1,800 other girls for the starring role in the eight-part series. The young actress was chosen to play the feisty orphan because her own character traits mirrored the passionate and lively nature of Anne Shirley.
Breaking Bad’s Moira Walley-Beckett is the lead writer of the series, which will not be a direct adaptation from the original novel by Lucy Maud Montgomery which became one of the most beloved children’s books of all time.
The classic tale, set in the 1800s, centres on orphan Anne, who moves to Green Gables farm on Prince Edward Island, Canada, to live with an elderly brother and sister who become her guardians.
Amybeth, who has previously appeared in the RTE drama series Clean Break, looks to have been enjoying her time on set in costume with her fellow young cast members. Filming wrapped up at the end of January – and now we just can’t wait to see the show!
I took this picture the moment I found out I got the role of Anne
— Amybeth McNulty (@AmybethMcnulty) January 30, 2017
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