The Netflix original series Anne with an E has been a well-loved staple on the platform since its premiere in 2017. It’s been a yearly must-watch for fans of Anne Shirley-Cuthbert’s story which began after Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert took her in and made Green Gables her home. So, it’s no wonder that fans have been clamoring for Anne with an E season 4.
The coming-of-age drama–a period piece unafraid of tackling issues of identity, abuse, neglect, racism, poverty, and grief–has been a powerful iteration of its source material, the Anne of Green Gables book series by L.M. Montgomery.
As Miranda de Pencier, an executive producer for the series, has said:
There’s no sense in reinventing a classic novel if you’re not going to make it relevant for today’s audience. So it was really important for us to find themes that matter for Canadians.
A statement that rings true to anyone looking to see themselves represented in the context of history and everyday life no matter the time period. Anne with an E‘s attention to varying walks of life is a major draw for the series.
How many seasons of Anne with an E are there?
Currently, all three seasons of Anne with an E are available to stream on Netflix. Fans and newcomers alike can trace Anne’s humble beginnings in a rundown orphanage to her bloom into a young woman off to college.
How many episodes of Anne with an E are there?
In total, there are 27 episodes of Anne’s story to watch. They run around 45 minutes long, so whether you’re interested in bingeing the series or savoring it, there’s enough content to last you for a while.
The series primarily takes place on Prince Edward Island in the town of Avonlea, but Gilbert’s side of the story takes him to Trinidad, the home of his friend Bash.
Anne with an E also explores Charlottetown, the home of Diana’s Aunt Josephine who has built a welcoming, loving, and safe community for those who don’t fit into the straight and narrow box society has made for them.
As well as the indigenous community just outside of town, the home of Ka’kwet, a new friend of Anne’s in season 3.
Is there going to be an Anne with an E season 4?
Unfortunately, Anne with an E season 4 isn’t happening at Netflix. The show was canceled in 2020 after negotiations between the platform and CBC fell through and their partnership dissolved. Fans, however, have been fighting for the show’s return since the news hit.
Anne Nation, the name Anne with an E fans have adopted and the calling card of the global movement pushing for the series cancellation to be reversed or the show to be picked up by another streamer, have organized relentlessly.
From billboards to press coverage, the sheer force of their voices has brought so much attention to their cause that nearly 1.5 million people have signed their change.org petition to save the show. They even have a website detailing their efforts and their future plans to keep fighting to bring Anne with an E back.
So far the winds haven’t changed and Anne with an E season 3 remains the series end but that hasn’t stopped Anne Nation from working tirelessly to reverse the show’s fate. Their inspiration is Anne herself, a young woman who raises her voice for the causes she believes in no matter what.
We’ll keep you posted on any news concerning the possibility of Anne with an E season 4, but for now, don’t expect the show’s return in 2021.