I spent time on the Toronto set of @annetheseries last November, in the bewildering aftermath of the American election. On the drive up to set I was already thinking about how the producers, writer and showrunner and many of the episode directors retelling this story about a young girl (to Canadians via the CBC and eventually, to Netflix's massive international audience) were women. That’s inspiring on any day, but especially raw and emotionally drained I found myself unexpectedly moved, sitting there between chats and scene set-ups looking around at all the kickass dames—and their many dogs—casually running the joint. Later, I gingerly walked through production designer Jean-François Campeau’s creaky, note-perfect incarnation of Green Gables farmhouse, the notional but vivid and hallowed terrain of many readers’ imaginations (including mine). The assignment took on a more personal dimension and, unusual for me, the piece took that shape too thanks to the candid counsel of two more smart broads: my editors.
So. My longread on the timely revival + enduring appeal of ANNE OF GREEN GABLES is now up (everythingzoomer.com, or follow temp link in my bio). 📷Swiped this apt beauty from series costume designer @dixon_anne (no, you don’t have to be called Anne to work on the show, but it can’t hurt right?)