Saturday, March 20, 2010

'Emily of New Moon' Coming Soon on DVD

According to the folks at, Emily of New Moon, a TV series that was aired on CBC from 1998 to 2000, will come on DVD. While the first season will hit the shelves on April 20, the second season will have its turn on May 18.

Obviously, the TV series is an adaptation of a novel written by Lucy Maud Montgomery who is best known for Anne of Green Gables, a classic of Canadian literature.

As in Anne of Green Gables, the novel/TV series Emily of New Moon takes place in Prince Edward Island, an Atlantic province of Canada, at a time when the world was making a transition between the 19th and 20th centuries. The story is centred on Emily Starr (Martha MacIsaac), an ophan who has been living in the town of New Moon with her rigid aunt Elizabeth (Susan Clark), her timid aunt Laura (Sheila McCarthy) and her cousin Jimmy (Stephen McHattie). Besides, Emily dreams of becoming a famous writer, but this dream makes her enter in conflict with her adoptive family.

Finally, the TV series was created by . It also stars Jessica Pellerin, Kris Lemche, Peter Donaldson, Phyllis Diller, Shawn Roberts, Linda Thorson, MacKenzie Donaldson, Richard Donat and Peter Donaldson.

Other informations: pre-order for the first and second season on

PS: As of now, the DVD artwork hasn't been released online.

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