Natalia Lusinski
September 25, 2016 11:34 am

We have loved Anne of Green Gables since we were kids, and now a new movie is coming to TV this Thanksgiving — and we couldn’t be more grateful. (Yep, pun intended.)


The TV movie, a new adaptation of Lucy Maud Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables, will air on PBS and be based on the first book in the series, according to Good Housekeeping. 

Of course, we don’t need to tell you what Anne of Green Gables is about, but just in case, it follows Anne, an orphan who is sent to live with a sister-and-brother pair, Marilla Cuthbert (who’s pretty strict) and Matthew Cuthbert (who’s more fun-loving).


Martin Sheen will play Matthew, while Sara Botsford will be Marilla. Newcomer Ella Ballentine, 13, will play Anne.

We. Can’t. Wait.

We could not agree more.

BTW, the 1908 novel has sold 50 million copies worldwide, so we can see the appeal of it coming to a TV screen near us. (Another version will also debut on Netflix next year!)

The PBS one will air on Thanksgiving at 8/7c, just as you’re probably finishing your second helping of turkey or pumpkin pie. Perfect.

To get even more excited for it, you can watch the trailer here.