Breakthrough Entertainment’s Third Installment of Lucy Maud Montgomery’s Classic Features Martin Sheen

Available on DVD and Digital September 18


ARLINGTON, VA; September 6, 2018 – PBS has announced that the third installment of the classic Lucy Maud Montgomery story of a free-spirited teenager on Prince Edward Island, ANNE OF GREEN GABLES – FIRE AND DEW, will air Sunday, September 23, 2018, at 7:30 p.m. ET (check local listings). The program will be available on DVD and for digital download from PBS Distribution on September 18, 2018. The first two installments of ANNE OF GREEN GABLES will be available in a two-set DVD collection on September 18, 2018.


In ANNE OF GREEN GABLES – FIRE AND DEW, Anne Shirley moves to Charlottetown and is overwhelmed by her new surroundings, difficult classes at teacher’s college and a deepening romance with Gilbert. At the same time, Matthew and Marilla deal with health and financial difficulties that jeopardize their lives at Green Gables. After Anne graduates, she must make an important decision, whether to move back home or continue on to University. Anne then must handle the loss of someone deeply special in her life and just when all seems lost, she discovers the dark cloud over her life has a silver lining.

The third installment, written and directed by John Kent Harrison, will once again star critically acclaimed actor Martin Sheen as Matthew Cuthbert, along with the return of Ella Ballentine as Anne Shirley and Canadian treasure Sara Botsford as Marilla Cuthbert.

Additional cast members include Julia Lalonde (“Catch a Christmas Star”) as Diana Barry, Kate Hennig (“Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould”) as Rachel Lynde, Stefani Kimber (Remember) as Josie Pye, Drew Haytaoglu (“Looks Just Like the Sun”) as Gilbert Blythe, Natalie Lisinska (Total Recall, “Orphan Black”) as Miss Stacy, Amariah Faulkner (“Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood”) as Jane Andrews, and Kate Trotter (Tru Love) as Mrs. Barry

 In Emilee’s opinion:

I enjoyed watching another L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables film called Fire & Dew. This one was packed full of changes and challenges for Anne Shirley as well as Matthew and Marilla. Anne faced the challenge of earning a spot at Queen’s College in Charlottetown. She also had a decision to make in regards to teaching positions. Will she attend a University or stay at home? I loved Anne’s character but I felt that she was so young to graduate college. I also liked Gilbert’s character but it was hard not to compare with the original Anne of Green Gables. Overall, I enjoyed watching Anne of Green Gables: Fire & Dew and look forward to watching more in the future. These films are family friendly and teach about life’s challenges. I definitely recommend this one.

ANNE OF GREEN GABLES – FIRE AND DEW will be available on DVD and digital download from PBS Distribution on September 18, 2018

L.M. Montgomery’s ANNE OF GREEN GABLES – FIRE AND DEW was produced by Breakthrough Entertainment in association with Corus Entertainment’s YTV and the author’s granddaughter, Kate Macdonald Butler, who served as executive producer.

About Breakthrough Entertainment

Breakthrough Entertainment Inc. is an award-winning producer and distributor of premium content for worldwide audiences. The entertainment studio’s operations include the development and distribution of feature films, television and digital content; international co-productions and production services. Breakthrough’s digital media division ranks amongst the industry’s most respected producers of high-quality interactive entertainment on mobile and online platforms. Established over 30 years ago, Breakthrough’s library now boasts over 40 feature films and 4,000 television episodes, which air on major networks and digital channels across the globe. The studio has been recognized with international awards including numerous Geminis, Canadian Screen Awards, and Canadian Comedy Awards. Follow @breakthru_ent on Twitter.

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