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Ella Ballentine as Anne Shirley and Martin Sheen as Matthew Cuthbert appear in a scene from the TV movie, "Lucy Maud Montgomery's Anne Of Green Gables."
Will the eight-episode TV series stay true to Lucy Maud Montgomery's book
u CBC will produce an eight-episode TV series that will air in 2017.
u YTV will air a two-hour TV movie on Feb. 15 called "Lucy Maud Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables'', starring Martin Sheen as Matthew Cuthbert, Ella Ballentine as Anne and Sara Botsford as Marilla Cuthbert.
u Lucy Maud Montgomery wrote Anne of Green Gables in 1905, drawing from her own experiences and on the rural life and traditions of P.E.I.
u Her manuscript was rejected by several publishers so the author put it away in a hat box.
u In 1907, she found the manuscript again, re-read it, and tried to have it published again.
u The novel was published in 1908.
u More than two dozen different adaptations have been brought to TV, film and the stage over the years.
u One of the most well known version was the Kevin Sullivan miniseries in 1985 that starred Megan Follows, Colleen Dewhurst and Richard Farnsworth.