Anne with an E was a Canadian tv show created for CBS and released internationally on Netflix. The show ran from 2017 to 2019 and had 3 seasons. It is based on a child novel called Anne of Green Gables (1908), written by Canadian author Lucy Maud Montgomery. The main character Anne was played by Amybeth McNulty, who recently joined Stranger Things Season 4 as Robin’s love interest.
Fans from all over the world loved the show, which can be seen by the show’s IMDb score, 8.7, rated by 53K viewers. So, when Netflix and CBS announced the show’s cancelation only a day after the Season 3 premiere, everyone was shocked and disappointed. Hereafter, the renewal campaigns that continue today started, and fans still have hope for the show’s renewal, although it has almost been 3 years. But why was a series with such popularity canceled? What was the reason(s) presented by the production companies? Here is everything we know about the show’s cancelation and its aftermath, with thousands of fans rejoicing to bring the show back.
Why was Anne with an E Cancelled?
One of the reasons why the series was canceled can be attributed to the disagreement between CBS and Netflix. In October 2019, CBS president Catherine Tait announced that they would no longer be working with Netflix in order to safeguard their domestic industry. However, when fans started a Twitter campaign with the hashtag #SaveAnneWithAnE, CBS gave another reason for the show’s sudden end, a lack of audience growth in ages 25-54. Fans quickly responded to this argument by saying CBS doesn’t track viewers’ ages, and they showed how the CBS Gem app, the company’s streaming app, does not ask for personal information, including someone’s age.
Later, some fans even attempted to bombard CBS and Netflix’s social media posts with the #renewannewithane hashtag which resulted in CBS blocking them from commenting. While CBS provided, reliable or not, reasons for the show’s cancelation, Netflix remained silent and preferred not to say any words on the matter.
You guys might want to renew Anne with an E.
Unless “final season” is just a fun way of saying “halfway point”.
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) January 3, 2020
Fans of the series turned out to be the most loyal of them all, as they started a petition which surpassed 1.6 million signatures. They even created a website called Anne Nation that is informative about the renewal efforts. Other die-hard fans even erected billboards in Toronto and Times Square. The lead actress McNulty posed in front of one of the billboards and posted the picture on her Instagram account. Ryan Reynolds, the Canadian actor, was also among the supporters of the renewal campaigns, as he wrote a tweet under a Netflix post saying the show should be renewed.
Is Anne with an E worth watching?
We recommend that viewers of all ages watch the series as it tackles major issues, including orphaning, child abandonment, gender inequality, racism, bullying, psychological trauma, homosexuality, conformity, religion, freedom of speech, and more! The 1st season of the show was critically acclaimed as it gathered an average rating of 83% on Rotten Tomatoes, while the audience score on the website was 91%. The critic reviews for the 2nd season turned out less favorable as the writers diverged from the original material, but the audience score still remained high at 85%.
No matter what we say, the almost 2 million people signing a petition to bring back a show says a lot more by itself than what we could possibly say. We believe the show’s worth a watch.
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Is Anne with an E LGBT?
The show, starting with the 2nd season, explores homosexuality with a few characters. Diana’s Aunt Josephine, for instance, has a female life partner named Gertrude. After learning that Josephine’s homosexual, Anne’s friend Cole too realizes that he is gay. Cole also realizes that his teacher Mr. Philips is probably gay but in denial.
What mental disorder does Anne of Green Gables have?
Although nothing is confirmed, most viewers of the series and readers of the novel, Anne of Green Gables, diagnose Anne with different illnesses. The most common is ADHD (Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder). The other one, very similar to ADHD, is ADD (Attention deficit disorder). It is also hinted that Anne has PTSD (Post-traumatic stress disorder).