On Monday, Netflix announced that Anne With an E would end after its third season. The ten episodes new season aired it’s finale on the Canadian public broadcast network CBC. Anne With an E will be available to stream in January.
In a joint statement from Netflix and CBC said, “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.”
Anne With an E is an adaption of the series Anne of Green Gables written by Lucy Maud Montgomery. The books have been adapted numerous times over the years as films, radio plays, stage plays, and television features. In 1990 the CBC created the show Road to Avonlea, which was about the character in the book series, Anne was not featured. The show ran for six years. Anne With an E premiered on the CBC in 2017, airing in Canada first and then moving to Netflix after the season was over.
On Instagram, Moira Walley-Beckett, creator and executive producer, spoke to fans of the show directly, “I wish it could be different but it cannot. We have reached the end of the red Green Gables road after 3 wonderful seasons.” Walley-Beckett started working on Anne With an E after being a writer and co-executive producer on Breaking Bad.
Entertainment Weekly spoke to Walley-Beckett after the cancellation was announced. After the news dropped, fans took to twitter using the hashtag #renewannewithanE; the hashtag ended up becoming a trending topic on the platform. Walley-Beckett had this to say about the fan support, “The fan support and love for Anne with an E is overwhelming, heartening, and wonderful — how I love these Kindred Spirits. This proves to me how much this show has connected with a diverse audience around the world and how meaningful it is to everyone. I am incredibly proud of these three seasons. Creating Anne with an E was an amazing experience — it was my heart project and I gave all of myself to it. I’m so grateful to my extraordinary cast, crew, writers, and directors for passionately bringing my vision to life.”
Walley-Beckett isn’t giving up on the show though, telling EW, “I will miss this show forever and a day. That being said, I’d love to write an AWAE finale feature film…”
Anne With an E season 3 will be available on Netflix on January 3.