The Italian organized crime series Gomorrah premiered this week on SundanceTV to enthusiastic reviews. It was adapted from the international bestselling book Gomorrah: A Personal Journey into the Violent International Empire of Naples' Organized Crime System by Roberto Saviano, who was awarded the PEN Pinter International Writer of Courage Award in 2011. The series stars Marco D'Amore, Fortunato Cerlino and Salvatore Esposito.
Netflix has joined with Canada's CBC and Miranda de Pencier's Northwood Entertainment on the upcoming series Anne, based on Lucy Maud Montgomery's classic novel Anne of Green Gables, Deadline reported. Niki Caro (Whale Rider) is directing the two-hour premiere episode, while showrunner Moira Walley-Beckett is writing the entire first eight-episode season. CBC will air Anne next year, with Netflix distributing globally outside Canada. Deadline noted that the "series will honor the foundation of the book, but will incorporate new adventures reflecting themes of identity, sexism, bullying, prejudice and trusting one's self."