It’s been almost a year since the third season of CBC series ‘Anne with an E‘ released on Netflix. Will there be a season 4 of ‘Anne with an E’? Here’s what the producers of the show have to tell its fans.
Netflix has some of the finest period plays and historical drama series. ‘Bridgerton‘ was a new addition to its already existing giant library of period pieces. However, one of the most underestimated period pieces on the stage is ‘Anne with an E.’ Based on the classic work of children’s literature by author Lucy Maud Montgomery, “Anne of Green Gables”, the show was produced for CBC by Moira Walley-Beckett. ‘Anne with an E’ recounts the story of a 13-year-old orphan, Anne Shirley. Set at the late nineteenth century, the series follows Anne who was mistakenly adopted by the siblings Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert, who originally intended to adopt a boy to support them in their Green Gables linear farm.
- Will ‘Anne with an E’ be coming back for season 4?
- Hopes for ‘Anne with an E’ Season 4
- ‘Anne with an E’ Season 4 release date
Anne Shirley’s leading character is played by actor Amybeth McNulty, starring Geraldine James as Marilla Cuthbert, R. H. Thomson as Matthew Cuthbert, Dalila Bela as Diana Barry, and Gilbert Blythe as Lucas Jade Zumann. ‘Anne with an E’ Season 3 premiered in September 2019. Now it has been almost a year since the previous season aired, and fans are still wondering why ‘Anne with an E’ hasn’t come back for another season.
Will ‘Anne with an E’ be coming back for season 4?
‘Anne with an E’ Season 3 premiered on 3 January 2020 on Netflix, with a total of 10 episodes. The show aired on CBC in Canada from September 22, 2019, to November 24, 2019, prior to its US debut. And following its conclusion in Canada, on November 25, 2019, it was announced that season 3 will be the last episode of the series. Creator and executive producer Moira Walley-Beckett confirmed the cancellation via Instagram, writing,
“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”.
Hopes for ‘Anne with an E’ Season 4
As the news broke, a lot of fans took to Twitter to share their frustration, disappointment, and heartbreak about the show not coming back. The show’s acclaimed and loyal following generated the #renewannewithanE hashtag that began to trend on Twitter.
As the news broke, many fans took to Twitter to express anger, disappointment, and heartbreak that they were feeling about the show not returning. The show’s acclaim and loyal fanbase created the hashtag #renewannewithanE that began trending on Twitter. The main reason for the cancellation of ‘Anne with an E’ was revealed in 2019 by CBC’s general manager of programming, Sally Catto, after the creation of change.org petitions and social media campaigns.
Although the series was a favourite among younger viewers, in the 25 to 54 age range, the Netflix viewership numbers did not reflect a strong fanbase among older viewers of CBC and Netflix. Catto noted that “They [viewership numbers] unfortunately didn’t lift enough… They just weren’t reaching our specific target” (via CBC).
‘Anne with an E’ Season 4 release date
Many fans are still confused as to why the show, which was apparently enjoyed by so many people, was not renewed, especially in Canada, the USA, and Europe. Although Netflix has provided no official reason for the cancellation, a report by Good Housekeeping speculates that it may have something to do with the disintegration of the CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Company) partnership with Netflix, who jointly produced the show.
Not long after the third season of the show was announced, CBC President and CEO Catherine Tait announced that the network would no longer be partnering with Netflix. Hence, there will be no release date for season 4 of ‘Anne with an E’ as of now.
All ‘Anne with an E’ fans have lit a glimmer of hope and are eagerly waiting for a season 4 Let’s get our fingers crossed and stay tuned for more positive updates! Let us know if you want the show to return. Write to us in the comments below.