Canadian production company Breakthrough Entertainment and American public broadcaster PBS have finalized an all-rights broadcast deal that will bring the revival of L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables to North American audiences. The two-hour film special will air nationally on PBS stations on Thursday, November 24th at 8:00 p.m. as a Thanksgiving special. Directed by John Kent Harrison and based on the original script by Susan Coyne, this stars Martin Sheen as Matthew Cuthbert. L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables tells the story of Anne Shirley, a precocious girl taken from an orphanage, and placed in the care of the uptight Marilla Cuthbert and her brother Matthew.

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