Anne of Green Gables: The Sequel is a 1987 miniseries, adapting material from three of L.M. Montgomery's original novels: Anne of Avonlea, Anne of the Island, and Anne of Windy Poplars.

The film has been titled as Anne of Green Gables: The Sequel for re-airings and DVD releases, but was titled Anne of Avonlea during its original airing in Canada. It was aired in the United States as Anne of Avonlea: The Continuing Story of Anne of Green Gables.



Resuming the story of Anne Shirley, who chose to study for her college degree by correspondence in order to remain at Green Gables and help an aging Marilla look after the house and farm, Anne now holds a Teacher's License and teaches at Avonlea school. However, she aspires to be a writer, though is met with early disappointment when her story, an overly romantic story called "Averil's Atonement" is rejected by a magazine. Her friend and former rival, Gilbert Blythe, also informs Anne that her best friend, Diana Barry, has accepted a proposal of marriage from Fred Wright. Anne is bewildered by Diana's decision, believing it to be impulsive, though she comes to accept it as Diana is happy with her choice.

Despite being seventeen years old, Anne still finds herself in various mishaps, including impulsively selling her Jersey cow that repeatedly escapes and damages the neighbour's fields to the Blythes. Soon afterward, Anne is shocked to discover her story has been published as the winner of the Rollings Reliable Baking Powder Co. advertisement contest and becomes a local celebrity. A delighted Diana reveals that she submitted the story to the contest, with a few minor revisions to include the baking powder in the story. Ashamed with how her story was published, she confides in Gilbert, who offers a critical perspective of the use of flowery language and lack of dimension to her characters. When he suggests that Anne would be more successful writing about a setting and about people she is more familiar with, Anne becomes upset with Gilbert and goes home. As Marilla tries to reassure her things are not as bad as they seem, Anne admits she acted foolishly when Gilbert had only offered ways to improve her writing and feels that their relationship has changed. Marilla points out that Gilbert's behavior reflects the fact that he loves Anne, much to her disbelief. However, Anne's bad day continues when she realizes she accidentally sold the cow belonging to the Lynde family rather than her own. When she and Marilla approach Rachel Lynde pay her for the sale of the Lyndes' cow, Rachel's husband Thomas has a fatal heart attack. Rachel moves in with Marilla at Green Gables; with Rachel to support her and her eyesight having improved over the past two years, Marilla encourages Anne to resume her old ambition of attending college.

At a clambake celebrating Diana and Fred's engagement, Gilbert proposes to Anne, who turns him down believing that they would be unhappy together. When they see each other again at Diana and Fred's wedding, Anne sees Gilbert with a young woman named Christine Stuart. Gilbert tells Anne that he and Christine are just friends, then offers to wait for her if there is any hope of them getting together. Anne rejects him again, and Gilbert suspects that there is someone else, despite Anne's assertion there is no person she cares about more than him. Gilbert leaves to attend medical school in Halifax with his and Anne's relationship apparently broken. Recalling a job offer from her former teacher Muriel Stacey, Anne decides to take accept a position as an English professor in Nova Scotia at Kingsport Ladies' College in the hope that it will inspire her and give her something to write about.

Initially, Anne finds her new job to be difficult. A member of the local community — and member of the powerful Pringle family — had also tried for Anne’s post and was rejected, causing resentment. However, Anne gradually earns the respect of her students, their families and her colleagues, including the severe and critical Katherine Brooke and the Pringle family. Anne organizes a play to raise money for the college, which is greatly appreciated. Her dream of being published is also finally achieved after she writes a series of short stories based on Avonlea inspired by a suggestion from Gilbert, whom she manages to reconcile with after a chance encounter and learning that he is now engaged to Christine. While teaching at the Ladies' College, Anne grows close to one student, Emmeline Harris, at whose house she is boarding, along with the stern, controlling grandmother Harris and her repressed daughter Pauline, who is a virtual prisoner in the house. Anne is able to convince Mrs. Harris, a hypochondriac, to leave the house and go to a community picnic, and to let Pauline attend a friend's wedding overnight in another town, where she strikes up a romance. Emmeline's widowed father Morgan Harris, a well-to-do traveling businessman, becomes impressed with Anne's spirited nature and determination, particularly with how Anne is able to persuade his formidable mother into leaving her house. He eventually proposes marriage to Anne, after Anne and Emmeline had visited his spacious house in Boston. While Morgan Harris appears to be the dark melancholy suitor that Anne had once dreamed of, she realizes that he is not the man she wants to be with and turns down his proposal.

Anne chooses to return to Green Gables for the summer with Katherine Brooke after successfully persuading her to spend a badly-needed summer vacation at Avonlea, where she opens up her feelings to Anne. In Avonlea, she learns that Gilbert is ill nearby with scarlet fever, having returned home from Halifax Medical School. Anne finally realizes her true feelings for Gilbert, and goes to visit him; he reveals that he broke off his engagement to Christine because he still loves Anne. After Gilbert regains his health, he proposes once more, though he warns her that he still needs to finish medical school and they will not have all the things she has always dreamed of. Anne accepts him with a kiss, declaring, "I don't want diamond sunbursts, or marble halls. I just want you."


  • James O'Regan as Mr. Pye
  • Patricia Carroll Brown as Avonlea Townswoman
  • Chick Roberts as Avonlea Townsman
  • Martin Donlevy as Jerry Buote
  • Naula Fitzgerald as Mrs. Tom Pringle
  • Meg Hogarth as Mrs. James Pringle
  • Carolyn Hetherington as Mrs. Walter Pringle
  • Lynne Gorman as Mrs. John Pringle
  • Maxine Miller as Mrs. Albert Pringle
  • Robert Gailbraith as Mr. Pringle
  • Molly MacNeil as Myra Pringle
  • Fiona MacGillivray as Hattie Pringle
  • Juno Mills-Cockell as Jimsie Pringle
  • Dave Foley as Lewis Allen
  • Louise Nicol as Miss Kerr
  • Ingrid Bauer as Miss MacKay
  • Charles Jolliffe as Alec McGuiness
  • Janice Bryan as Maid at Mrs. Pringle's
  • Dora Dainton as Maid at Maplehurst
  • Gladys O'Connor as Maid at Maplehurst
  • Joe Franklin as Isaac Kent
  • Glori Gage as Elvira Evans
  • Marilyn Boyle as Gossip at Ball
  • Araby Lockhart as Gossip at Ball
  • Lionel Purcell as Cab Driver
  • Blair Purcell as Wagon Driver
  • Richard Cryer as Shepherd
  • Hudson Sullivan as Diana's Baby
  • Miranda de Pencier as Josie Pye (uncredited)
  • Michael Fletcher as Minister (uncredited)
  • Ellen Wilkes Irmisch as Schoolgirl (uncredited)
  • Jordan-Patrick Marcantonio as Young Boy (uncredited)
  • Autumn Smith as KLC Girl (uncredited)


Behind the scenesEdit



Anne of Green Gables Wiki has 6 images of Anne of Green Gables: The Sequel (view gallery).
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The Sequel Trailer

The Sequel Trailer



The Sequel Interview - Kevin Sullivan

The Sequel Interview - Kevin Sullivan

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See alsoEdit

Anne of Green Gables (1919) (gallery) · Anne of Green Gables (1934) (gallery) · Anne of Windy Poplars (1940) (gallery)
Road to Avonlea: The Movie (1990) · Anne: Journey to Green Gables (2005) (gallery)
Anne of Green Gables: Road to Green Gables (2010) · Anne of Green Gables (upcoming)
Anne of Green Gables (March 1938) · Anne of Green Gables (October 1938) · Anne of Green Gables (1941)
Anne of Green Gables (1944) · Anne of Green Gables (1954) · Anne of Avonlea (1954) · Anne of Green Gables (1966)
Anne of Green Gables (1971) · Anne of Green Gables (1977) · Anne of Green Gables (1979)
Anne of Avonlea (1979) · Anne of the Island (1979) · Anne's House of Dreams (1979) · Rainbow Valley (1979)
Rilla of Ingleside (1991) · Anne of Green Gables (1997) (gallery)
TV series
Anne of Green Gables (1952) · Anne of Green Gables (1972) (gallery) · Anne of Avonlea (1975) (episodes · gallery)
Anne of Green Gables (1979) (episodes) · Road to Avonlea (1990–1996) (episodes · gallery)
Anne of Green Gables: The Animated Series (2000–2001) (episodes · gallery) · Anne (2007) (episodes · gallery)
Before Green Gables (2009) (episodes) · Anne with an E (2017–2019) (episodes · gallery)
TV films & miniseries
Anne of Green Gables (1956) (gallery) · Anne of Green Gables (1957) · Anne of Green Gables (1958) (gallery)
Anne of Green Gables (1985) (gallery) · Anne of Green Gables: The Sequel (1987) (gallery)
Happy Christmas, Miss King (1998) (gallery) · Anne of Green Gables: The Continuing Story (2000) (gallery · soundtrack)
Anne of Green Gables: A New Beginning (2008) (gallery) · L.M. Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables (2016) (gallery)
L.M. Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables: The Good Stars (2017) (gallery)
L.M. Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables: Fire & Dew (2017) (gallery)
Anne of Green Gables: The Musical (1965) (cast · gallery · lyrics) · Rainbow Valley (1999) · Anne & Gilbert (2005) (cast · gallery)
Anne of Green Gables (2006) · The Nine Lives of L.M. Montgomery (2008) (cast · gallery · soundtrack)
Bend in the Road (2012) (cast · lyrics) · Rilla of Green Gables (2015)
Anne of Green Gables (1997 manga) · Anne of Avonlea (1998 manga) · Anne of the Island (1998 manga)
Rainbow Valley (2003 manga) · Ana of California (2015 novel) · Marilla of Green Gables (2018 novel)
Anne of Green Gables (2007) · Anne of Green Gables (2008) · Anne of Avonlea (2008)
Anne of the Island (2009) · Anne of Windy Poplars (2009) · Anne's House of Dreams (2010)
"Inspiration Found" (2008) · Green Gables Fables (2014–2016) (episodes · gallery) · "Anne & Gilbert" (2014) (gallery · transcript)
"Anne of Green Gables" (2014) (gallery · transcript) · Anne of Green Gables (2014)
Project Green Gables (2015–2018) (episodes · gallery) · Anne of Green Gables (2015)
Borrowed stories · Cultural references and allusions · Family trees
Foreshadowing · Further reading · Glossary · Timelines
See also
"Is This My Anne?"
Sullivan Entertainment live-action universe
Anne of Green Gables (1985) (gallery) · Anne of Green Gables: The Sequel (1987) (gallery)
Road to Avonlea: The Movie (1990) · Road to Avonlea (1990–1996) (episodes · gallery)
Happy Christmas, Miss King (1998) (gallery) · Anne of Green Gables: The Continuing Story (2000) (gallery · soundtrack)
Anne of Green Gables: A New Beginning (2008) (gallery)
Road to Avonlea Season 1 episodes
"The Journey Begins" (gallery) · "The Story Girl Earns Her Name" (gallery) · "The Quarantine at Alexander Abraham's" (gallery)
"The Materializing of Duncan" (gallery) · "Old Lady Lloyd" (gallery) · "Proof of the Pudding" (gallery) · "Conversions" (gallery)
"Aunt Abigail's Beau" (gallery) · "Malcolm and the Baby" (gallery) · "The Witch of Avonlea" (gallery) · "Felicity's Challenge" (gallery)
"The Hope Chest of Arabella King" (gallery) · "Nothing Endures But Change" (gallery)
Road to Avonlea Season 2 episodes
"Sara's Homecoming" (gallery) · "How Kissing Was Discovered" (gallery) · "Aunt Hetty's Ordeal" (gallery)
"Of Corsets and Secrets and True, True Love" (gallery) · "Old Quarrels, Old Love" (gallery)
"May the Best Man Win" (gallery) · "Family Rivalry" (gallery) · "Sea Ghost" (gallery) · "All That Glitters" (gallery)
"Dreamer of Dreams" (gallery) · "It's Just a Stage" (gallery) · "A Mother's Love" (gallery) · "Misfits and Miracles" (gallery)
Road to Avonlea Season 3 episodes
"The Ties That Bind" (gallery) · "Felix and Blackie" (gallery) · "Another Point of View" (gallery)
"But When She Was Bad... She Was Horrid: Part 1" (gallery) · "But When She Was Bad... She Was Horrid: Part 2" (gallery)
"Aunt Janet Rebels" (gallery) · "A Dark and Stormy Night" (gallery) · "Friends and Relations" (gallery)
"Vows of Silence" (gallery) · "After the Honeymoon" (gallery) · "High Society" (gallery)
"The Calamitous Courting of Hetty King" (gallery) · "Old Friends, Old Wounds" (gallery)
Road to Avonlea Season 4 episodes
"Tug of War" (gallery) · "The Lady and the Blade" (gallery) · "Incident at Vernon River" (gallery) · "Boys Will Be Boys" (gallery)
"Moving On" (gallery) · "Evelyn" (gallery) · "The Dinner" (gallery) · "Heirs and Graces" (gallery) · "Hearts and Flowers" (gallery)
"Felicity's Perfect Beau" (gallery) · "The Disappearance" (gallery) · "Home Movie" (gallery) · "Hearth and Home" (gallery)
Road to Avonlea Season 5 episodes
"Fathers and Sons" (gallery) · "Memento Mori" (gallery) · "Modern Times" (gallery) · "A Friend in Need" (gallery)
"Strictly Melodrama" (gallery) · "The Great Race" (gallery) · "Stranger in the Night" (gallery)
"Someone to Believe In" (gallery) · "Thursday's Child" (gallery) · "Best Laid Plans" (gallery)
"Otherwise Engaged" (gallery) · "Enter Prince Charming" (gallery) · "The Minister's Wife" (gallery)
Road to Avonlea Season 6 episodes
"The Return of Gus Pike" (gallery) · "Lonely Hearts" (gallery) · "Christmas in June" (gallery) · "Fools and Kings" (gallery)
"Comings and Goings" (gallery) · "The Trouble with Davey" (gallery) · "Great Expectations" (gallery) · "A Fox Tale" (gallery)
"The More Things Change" (gallery) · "Home is Where the Heart Is" (gallery) · "What a Tangled Web We Weave" (gallery)
"A Time to Every Purpose" (gallery) · "Homecoming" (gallery)
Road to Avonlea Season 7 episodes
"Out of the Ashes" (gallery) · "Love May Be Blind... But the Neighbours Ain't" (gallery) · "Davey and the Mermaid" (gallery)
"Woman of Importance" (gallery) · "Secrets and Sacrifices" (gallery) · "Ah... Sweet Mystery of Life" (gallery)
"King of the Great White Way" (gallery) · "Total Eclipse" (gallery) · "From Away" (gallery) · "After the Ball is Over" (gallery)
"Return to Me" (gallery) · "The Last Hurrah" (gallery) · "So Dear to My Heart" (gallery)

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