A few weeks ago, the release date of the two first seasons of Emily of New Moon was revealed. The first season will be released next week on April 20, and the second season on May 18. Moreover, Alliance Home Entertainment, a Canadian distributor, also announced that the third season of this drama will come out on June 22.
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.