Fans Are Devastated After Surprise Netflix Cancellation Of Anne With An E

Anne with an E renewed for Season 3

Netflix has cancelled Anne with an E, although that cancellation is not coming as swiftly as it potentially could have. Season 3 of Anne with an E has already been commissioned by Netflix and the CBC and will be premiering in January. Still, as to be expected, fans are not happy about Anne with an E getting axed.

In fact, there’s already a number of people on social media actively speaking out regarding the slim hope that Netflix will change its mind. Those people have created a hashtag already, as people are wont to do, and if you want to join the movement, it’s #renewannewithane. Take a look.

A lot of people have commented on how important Anne with an E has been just in terms of the content niche it fills on Netflix, which follows a young orphan learning lessons while growing up in her adopted home. One Twitter user wrote out about how the show “covers topics such as homophobia, racism, sexism and injustice,” while another used a simple quote to convey a similar point about how Anne with an E's themes are contemporary, even when its setting isn't.

There are even some fans that are busy throwing out conspiracy theories related to the end of Anne with an E, although it is worth pointing out the CBC and Netflix did "break-up" and at the time a fourth season of the hit period drama was allegedly up in the air, so this is coming as confirmation of that report.

We’ve even gotten to the point where a fan petition has been started about the Anne with an E cancellation, although it does not have a slew of supporters at the time of this writing.

Look, The OA fan reactions to that show’s cancellation were even swifter and fiercer than this movement, and Netflix didn’t budge on its decision related to that show. Thus, I don’t see the subscription streamer changing its mind about Anne with an E either.

If the CBC had the budget to move forward it might, but creator Moira Walley-Beckett has already indicated that basically all hope is lost in a new post, part of which reads:

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.

She refers to the fanbase as “my kindred spirits” in homage to Anne herself and says she will have more posts coming as Season 3 inches closer and closer. So, it’s not all over yet. There’s still a lot about the CBC and Netflix series to rejoice over, even if it doesn’t get through a lot of the overarching book plots Lucy Maud Montgomery wrote for Anne over the years.

Then again, Anne with an E has never really been one for sticking that closely to the book series anyway.

Again, the series is renewed for Season 3 before it ultimately ends and you can catch new episodes of Anne with an E on January 3 (with 10 episodes in the new season being offered), and see what else is coming with our Netflix premiere schedule.

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