24 Apr Tribeca series ANNE+ second season confirmed for TV
A second TV season is ordered for the critically acclaimed short form series ANNE+. Two episodes of the series’ pilot season are selected as Showcase in the N.O.W. section of the Tribeca Film Festival. The North American premiere on Thursday April 25th will be in the presence of ANNE+ writer Maud Wiemeijer and director Valerie Bisscheroux.
ANNE+ is a relatable story about the turbulent love life of a young lesbian woman in her twenties in Amsterdam. The series received a lot of Dutch media coverage due to the positive representation of LGBTQ+ characters, characters without a focus on their sexual identity or coming-out. The series tells a universal, contemporary story about love and coming of age. The first episodes of ANNE+ had their world premiere in the short form competition of Series Mania 2018 in France and later the complete first pilot season premiered at the Netherlands Film Festival, being part of the debut competition. ANNE+ season 2 is in pre-production and will consist of 8 x 25 Minute episodes which will air on prime time TV in the Netherlands in 2020.
As gay women born in the 90s, writer Maud Wiemeijer and director Valerie Bisscheroux didn’t grow up with a lot of relatable representations of themselves in the media. This became the driving force that motivated them to create ANNE+. They set out to make sure young people all around the world would have access to content that they didn’t have growing up – content that gives a central role to gay women, portraying them with accuracy and nuance. ANNE+ is their respective writing and directing debut and has been met with overwhelmingly positive reactions. ANNE+ is produced by Rachel van Bommel and Suzan de Swaan, Millstreet Films, in co-production with the ANNE+ foundation. The series is broadcasted by 3LAB and BNNVARA in The Netherlands.
The weekend Anne (24) moves into her own place she unexpectedly runs into her ex-girlfriend Lily. Lily was her first girlfriend and a lot has happened since they broke up four years ago. Over the weekend, Anne reflects on the relationships she has had throughout her student years in Amsterdam. In six episodes we learn about Anne’s turbulent love life and how these diverse girls and various relationships have contributed to who she is today.