‘Anne With an E’ is a Canadian drama, based on Lucy Maud Montgomery’s 1908 novel, Anne of Green Gables. It first premiered on CBC television network in Canada on March 19, 2017, and was later released globally for streaming on Netflix on May 12, 2017. The show has been adapted by Moira Walley-Beckett, an Emmy Award-winning writer and producer, who has previously worked on ‘Breaking Bad’ and ‘Flesh and Bone.’
Upon its release, ‘Anne With an E’ received widespread acclaim from audiences and critics, with many calling it an entertaining and fresh take on the classic Green Gables tale. The show has been lauded for not shying away from portraying the protagonist Anne, as an exuberant and ingenious teen who appears to be affected by the trauma she has faced at an orphanage, as a child. The first season of the show boasts a rating of 82% on the review-aggregation website, Rotten Tomatoes.
Having won many awards over the years, the show has received high praise for its exploration of complex themes like classism, sexism, empowerment, and feminism. At the same time, it has also managed to have a significant influence in the world of television, for having a team of women writers, besides an ensemble filled with female characters. Regardless, the makers have decided to pull the plug on ‘Anne With an E,’ after its third season. Why was it canceled, and is there any chance we might get ‘Anne With an E’ season 4 ever? Well, let’s find out!
Anne With an E Season 4 Release Date: Will it Happen?
On November 25, 2019, just a day after it premiered on CBC, the makers announced that the ten-episode third season of ‘Anne With an E’ would be its last.
A joint statement was released by CBC and Netflix, stating, “We’ve been thrilled to bring the quintessentially Canadian story of Anne with an E to viewers around the world. We’re thankful to producers Moira Walley-Beckett and Miranda de Pencier and to the talented cast and crew for their incredible work in sharing Anne’s story with a new generation. 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.”
Amybeth McNulty, who plays the fierce 16-yr-old Anne, posted a Farewell note on Instagram. The caption read: “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 parts of who you are into my life. I can’t 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.”
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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.
Fans were quick to pour their anger and sadness on Twitter, and it no time #RenewAnneWithAnE began trending, along with a petition demanding its renewal.
Unfortunately, ‘Anne With an E’ season 4 is officially cancelled for now. Yes, you read that right.
As far as a possibility for its renewal is concerned, the show’s creator Moira Walley-Beckett spoke to Entertainment Weekly, saying, “I will miss this show forever and a day. That being said, I’d love to write an AWAE finale feature film…”
These days, it is highly likely for canceled shows to get picked up by other streaming networks. Remember how Netflix saved ‘Designated Survivor’ and ‘Lucifer?’ Well, there is a slight chance we might even see Anne again, someplace else. Until then, all the kindred spirits can watch reruns of ‘Anne With an E.’
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