I’ve been collecting some Anne with an E social media protests over time that I really like and thought I’d share them here. I still can’t believe they only gave us something like 12 hours to bask in the glory of that wonderful finale and then everything came tumbling down with the announcement that the show was being cancelled. That really was a huge dampener on very high spirits just as everyone was already getting excited for a next season. So, yeah, I’m still disappointed and still fighting for this renewal myself. Hence this post!
When the whole outrage over the cancellation started, Amybeth McNulty who plays the lead role of Anne on the show, tweeted this. It showcases some really cool Anne fanart that makes even more sense when you see season 3. I love these too.
Just before the cancellation was announced a fan who also drew some of the art above, made her own version of the title sequence to Anne with an E, featuring her own art. It’s really cool!
Just like Anne tries to console Marilla here, I too hope everything will turn out right in the end and that we will get that 4th season at least (preferably also the originally planned 5th):
There is an episode in season 3 with a protest action and I love how fans have used images from that to protest the Anne with an E cancellation.
The following tweet features stills from the season 3 finale episode that has Gilbert (played by Lucas Jade Zumann) sprinting through the streets. A silly play on the sound of his name, such a dad-joke in a way, but it has me chuckling every time.
I also like this one, a map that shows how diversely spread the Anne with an E fandom is. And yes, I placed my pin on it too. (Oh, I see the map doesn’t open for me anymore, maybe it does for you, the reader?)
Marilla being just as angry as I feel about the cancellation:
More fanart, this time liked by Moira Walley-Beckett, the showrunner!
For the first time ever, I have been watching videos on YouTube of people reacting to watching episodes of Anne with an E. That’s a whole new world to me, but this little video of this guy’s reaction to episode 10 (he’s I think the most prominent Anne– reactor) followed by a small video edit of the show made me laugh. Contains SPOILERS!
I also really liked this mini-edit of Anne contradicting everything she said about Gilbert by her actions in the season finale. Again: SPOILERS if you watch this!
This show also showcases diversity. Black people are introduced into Anne’s very white world, as are native Americans, people who are gay play an important role and in the season 3 finale there was a deaf-mute young lady playing a small role that was apparently meant to be fleshed out more in season 4. Yes, a season 4 is so much needed!
And one of the things that really cracks me up is that every time CBC Television (the channel that cancelled the show along with Netflix) posts something on Instagram or Twitter, most responses are all about “#renewannewithane”. I’m sure it gets very annoying to those running the CBC social media accounts but it still makes me laugh.
Someone addressing that issue in the comments to a specific tweet 🙂 :
Another really fun thing is a video someone made, sort of re-capping the protest until now, and it’s pretty accurate! I don’t know who this shaking hands guy in the video is, must be from some show, but this is brilliantly done. I especially love the snub at the end.
Last but not least, I came across this on Tumblr yesterday, which made me grin as well, so I tweeted it. No spoilers in this little funny video, taken from season 1:
I’m sure there are far more good and fun protests, these are just a few of the ones that struck me as I came across them. The hashtags for renewal have been tweeted over 8 million times by the last count I saw:
The cast, crew, production company and the channels have been extremely quiet of late. I hope that means that the fans are being heard and a renewal is somehow being considered behind the scenes. I guess the mood in the fandom can be summarized as follows:
Fingers crossed for that renewal. I still remain hopeful.