There is an upcoming television series which will be based upon the classic novel Anne of Green Gables written by Lucy Maud Montgomery. The casting directors at Northwood Entertainment are on a worldwide talent hunt for a young girl to play the lead actress, Anne, the pugnacious, determined, red-haired girl. The television show will be called “Anne”. The filming will be done in Canada and production will start this summer. CBC, The Canadian Broadcaster has given an order of 8 episodes for the brand new series for the first season.

The television adaptation of this mind-blowing classic is being penned down by the award-winning writer of Breaking Bad, Moira Walley-Beckett. She is also executive producing the series.

The casting directors alongside the production company will be holding “video auditions”. Submissions for this can be made online on a talent search website. All the English speaking girls aged 11-14 years residing in UK, USA and Canada can audition.

The casting for the show will be done by some brilliant directors. They are:

  • Stephanie Gorin (Degrassi The Next Generation)

  • Telsey & Co. (Hamilton. Into the Woods)

  • Susie Figgis (Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, Alice in Wonderland)

About Anne

The coming-of-age tale of Anne tells the struggles of an outsider who faces adverse situations and relentlessly fights to be accepted and loved. However, the show is based upon the book, the challenges and the adventures faced by Anne are brand new. She will meet new people and make new discoveries so this TV series Anne is pretty much going to be contemporary. But the show is still set in 1900s so the millions of lovers of Anne will find this show to be unique and it wouldn’t be wrong to call the new show as Anne in the High School Years!


There is a great news for all those people who neither have a talent agent nor live in the areas where open casting calls are being conducted. Northwood Entertainment has exclusively created a webpage for all those enthusiasts who want to audition. Click here for uploading your auditions. Worldwide talent can download a script and the record a video and upload for the casting directors.

Open Casting Calls

The open casting calls in Canada have started. Soon they will also begin in Europe and USA.

Location: Shoreline Studios at 1425 Charles St, Vancouver BC V5L 2S7

Time: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

28th MAY, 2016

Location: Delta Prince Edward at 18 Queen St, Charlottetown, PE C1A 4A1

Time: 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM

29th MAY, 2016

Location: Delta Barrington at 1875 Barrington St, Halifax, NS, B3J 3L6

Time:10:00 AM -5:pp PM

Character Description

  • The girl should be 11-14 years max

  • Height 5’4”, smaller and wispier preferred

  • Anne is supposed to be underfed and impoverished

  • She is neither old-fashioned nor a glib or precious

  • She is an intellectual modern lass with a good heart, possesses sense of justice, steadfast with an inability to self-edit

  • She is an interesting character who is forthright, eccentric, courageous, full of imagination and daydreams

  • She has deep wounds from her abusive past and bears emotional scars

  • She has a contradictory nature because of her insecurities and emotions that were not paid attention to or welcomed in the past

  • Anne has to explore herself and understand what it really means to become a young person facing the challenges of adolescence

  • For more details click here

Deadline for submissions

The submission deadline is 5th June so it is requested that all the interested candidates apply as soon as possible.

Fill out the submission form below to get more auditions.


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