If you’ve never encountered the Anne of Green Gables franchise, then you are missing out on some prime turn-of-the-century wholesome drama. Not your speed? Well the newest adaptation Anne with an E spices up the narrative a lot. And thankfully, you’ve got just enough time to binge the first two seasons before its final season heads to Netflix.
The actress who plays the titular Anne, Amybeth McNulty, announced that the show’s final season would be coming to Netflix soon on her Instagram:
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Dear Anne, I don’t think I was ever going to be ready to say goodbye, but as the saying goes – everything must come to an end. Thank you for teaching me, growing up with me and loving me. I have taken so many part of who you are into my life. – Anne has taught me how to be brave, how to be strong, how to love unapologetically and how to approach so many different obstacles in life. She is so much more than words on paper. She really is a part of who I am now, and I will carry her with me forever. I cant deny that I’m heartbroken, but more than that I am grateful. Such a large part of my childhood is documented, and what an experience to document. – – To the cast and crew, my second family. You put every part of your heart and soul into this project, and I promise you it does not go unnoticed. Every single one of you has helped shape me into the woman I am today, I can only hope I’ve made you proud in some way. You are all such remarkable people and I will never be able to thank you enough. Please stay in touch. – And to you, the viewers. The ones who have supported us these last few years. I can say this now, but on those tough, cold and stressful days just seeing what an effect this show has on you or how it made your day really pushed me through. I can say truthfully that those rough days were more than worth it, for you. – I will miss this show with all of my heart, and I will never forget this journey. My childhood was a good one, thanks to all of you. – In the wise words of @moirawalleybeckett “I am so sad to see you go, and yet so happy that I know you.” With all my love, Amybeth. – Enjoy the finale! Coming January 3rd, on Netflix.
The show’s third season has already aired in Canada on CBC. There were lots of questions as to whether there would be a season 4, but it looks like our time with Anne is up.
If you’ve never seen the show or read the books, Anne with an E follows Anne, an orphan who is taken in by the Cuthberts, a brother and sister pair living in 1890s Canada. There she learns of friendship, love, and family. As mentioned above, the show deals with more modern topics than the original source material, including LGBTQ issues, mental illness, and the treatments of indigenous peoples and people of color. Some fans don’t like the changes but I think they add a new layer to the story.
I haven’t seen the season yet but dive the cast and crew didn’t know it was the final one, you have to wonder if the conclusion is satisfactory. Here’s hoping that the story gets some closure for our plucky protagonist and all her friends.
Anne with an E Season 3 premieres on Netflix on January 3, 2020.