The search for the next Anne Of Green Gables has begun.

A worldwide search to find the star of “Anne”;, a new CBC series chronicling beloved literary heroine Anne Shirley, is about to get underway with open auditions across Canada, the United States and the UK.

“Anne”; will follow familiar territory of Lucy Maud Montgomery’s books. Set in 1900s Prince Edward Island, the timeless characters will encounter themes of identity, sexism, bullying, prejudice and believing in one’s self. The new series is set to begin filming this summer.

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The series is looking for 11 to 14-year-old girls for the show which is being adapted by “Breaking Bad”; writer Moira Walley-Beckett. Of the exciting casting process, Walley-Beckett stated, “I’m very excited about this search! I’m looking for an Anne who is contemporary: smart, quirky, fierce and spirited, but also insecure and wildly emotional. Anne is mercurial and complicated. I can’t wait to fall in love with an auditioning actress and say “that’s my Anne!”;

“The Anne Search”; will be held in Toronto, Vancouver, Charlottetown and Halifax this month and is open to professional child actors and non-actors alike.

Auditions will take place this Saturday, May 7 and Sunday, May 8, at the Milestone Casting Studio in Toronto.  Doors open at 9:30am.  Wannabe Annes can simply show up to audition!

Audition videos can also be submitted online at  Visit the website for more details on audition times and locations.