Anne with an E was just cancelled and people are really upset
The CBC/Netflix series “Anne with an E” has been cancelled after just three seasons.
The show's final episode aired on Sunday night, and news of the cancellation came soon after.
Creator/showrunner Moira Walley-Beckett said in an Instagram post on Monday that they’ve “reached the end of the red Green Gables road”.
Beloved fans & friends of #AWAE, I’m sorry for the sad Netflix/CBC news today 🧡 I wish it could be different but it cannot. We have reached the end of the red Green Gables road after 3 wonderful seasons. My heart is heavy but I am so proud of this show - proud of my talented cast, crew, writers, and directors for working together so passionately to bring my vision of #annewithane to life 🧡 I am grateful and humbled by this experience and I truly feel blessed to have had the opportunity to share this beautiful, meaningful story with all of you, my kindred spirits🌿 I know you have loved this series as much as I have and I thank you for that forever and a day 🧡 🦋#annewithane #neverforget #kindredspiritsforever #differentisntbaditsjustnotthesame #beautyisallaroundyou #sharethelight #adventureawaits #lovethenaturalworld #aheadbyacentury #practicekindness #loveoneanother #loveisloveislove #beagoodfriend #maketheworldbetter #foreverandaday 🧡 PS: I have many more pics and stories to share 🧡🌱 Love, MWB 🦉🙋🏼♀️ photo @michaelkuijl
The CBC and Netflix said in a joint statement, "We’ve been thrilled to bring the quintessentially Canadian story of Anne With an E to viewers around the world. We hope fans of the show love this final season as much as we do, and that it brings a satisfying conclusion to Anne’s journey."
The show premiered back in March 2017, and was inspired by Lucy Maud Montgomery’s classic novel “Anne of Green Gables” and expanded upon the classic story.
The show has been praised for its progressive storylines, and its homage to Canadian Culture.
The series was filmed in P.E.I. and Ontario, and opened with the hit Tragically Hip song 'Ahead by a Century.' Season two saw an LGBTQ+ storyline and the introduction of the show's first black character, while Season three had an Indigenous focus.
Actress Amybeth McNulty, who starred as Anne, posted to Instagram on Monday, sharing the news of the cancellation.
Dear Anne, I don’t think I was ever going to be ready to say goodbye, but as the saying goes - everything must come to an end. Thank you for teaching me, growing up with me and loving me. I have taken so many part of who you are into my life. - Anne has taught me how to be brave, how to be strong, how to love unapologetically and how to approach so many different obstacles in life. She is so much more than words on paper. She really is a part of who I am now, and I will carry her with me forever. I cant deny that I’m heartbroken, but more than that I am grateful. Such a large part of my childhood is documented, and what an experience to document. - - To the cast and crew, my second family. You put every part of your heart and soul into this project, and I promise you it does not go unnoticed. Every single one of you has helped shape me into the woman I am today, I can only hope I’ve made you proud in some way. You are all such remarkable people and I will never be able to thank you enough. Please stay in touch. - And to you, the viewers. The ones who have supported us these last few years. I can say this now, but on those tough, cold and stressful days just seeing what an effect this show has on you or how it made your day really pushed me through. I can say truthfully that those rough days were more than worth it, for you. - I will miss this show with all of my heart, and I will never forget this journey. My childhood was a good one, thanks to all of you. - In the wise words of @moirawalleybeckett “I am so sad to see you go, and yet so happy that I know you.” With all my love, Amybeth. - Enjoy the finale! Coming January 3rd, on Netflix.
The news sparked outrage from fans of the show, and now many people on social media are trying to get the CBC and Netflix to change their minds on the cancellation.
Hashtags like #RenewAnnewithAnE and #SaveAnneWithAnE are circulating on social media and have garnered a lot of support for the show.
One twitter user questioned the news by pointing out the robust topics covered throughout the series.
anne with an e. the show who covers topics such as homphobia,racism, sexism & injustice while also giving life lessons that are SO important to take in &to realize. it brings awareness to indigenous people, lgbtq ppl, black ppl.renew it. our generation needs it.#renewannewithane— malia RENEW ANNE (@kindredluvs) November 25, 2019
Others are upset with open ended plot lines that will never be finished since the show was axed.
Some speculation has surfaced that the cancellation is due to issues with Netflix and CBC.
GUYS REMEMBER THAT ARTICLE THAT SAID NETFLIX WAS ENDING THEIR PARTNERSHIP WITH CBC? THAT MIGHT BE WHY ITS THE FINAL SEASON– BUT ONLY ON NETFLIX!! CBC CAN STILL RENEW IT BUT THEY NEED TO HAVE THE MONEY TO MAKE IT STREAM ANNE WITH AN E ON CBC— malia RENEW ANNE (@kindredluvs) November 25, 2019
An online petition has also been initiated, and has support from all corners of the globe.
"The story needs to be complete. Fans all over the world came to know the story of Anne of Green Gables, and even more than that, we got to see a more real representation of what society was like- diverse, with real issues," one person from Pennsylvania wrote.
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