As Thanksgiving comes to a close, gather around with the whole family and watch the new adaptation of Anne of Green Gables on PBS.
The new Anne of Green Gables adaptation, taken from the 1908 novel of the same name, is set to air from 8-9:30 p.m. ET/PT on PBS.
"A new adaptation of Lucy Maud Montgomery's classic novel tells the story of Anne Shirley, a precocious orphan placed in the care of uptight Marilla Cuthbert and her brother Matthew, played by acclaimed actor Martin Sheen," reads the plot synopsis. "Neither the adventurous Anne nor the conservative Marilla could anticipate the profound effect they'd have on each other's lives."
Sheen spoke about his involvement with the new Anne of Green Gables in an interview with Parade, admitting that it is a classic reminder of dreaming big.
"Anne's a clear reflection of how we used to entertain ourselves and educate ourselves before cell phones, before television, before the internet," Sheen said. "I think it's very important, particularly for young people today, to have a chance to visit the past in order to suggest a better possibility for the future. This is one of those great, classic stories out of Canada. She's revered there and it's important, as I say again, for children to realize that our dreams can be nourished by our imagination, by our willingness to challenge ourselves to move out of the doldrums, and to really accept our responsibility as human beings for each other."
The cast is currently in production on two other Anne of Green Gables films, subtitled The Good Stars and Fire & Dew, respectively.
You can live tweet with others watching L.M. Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables on Twitter by using hashtag #AnneOfGreenGables on Twitter.