Fans spend $1,000 on Toronto billboards
Like the fearless protagonist on Anne with an E, fans of the cancelled show aren’t giving up.
The CBC/Netflix drama series was not renewed for a fourth season in late November, and creator Moira Walley-Beckett has said on Instagram that “there is just no way to revive” it anywhere at this point.
But viewers are still holding out hope the show can find a new life, and they’re continuing their campaign to make that happen.
Earlier this week, a viewer-created group that calls itself AWAE Fan Projects spent $1,000 on five digital “Save ‘Anne with an E‘” billboards in Toronto’s downtown Yonge-Dundas Square.
May also appear in NYC’s Times Square
The campaign ran four days and featured fan-created artwork depicting the heroine from Lucy Maud Montgomery’s classic novel Anne of Green Gables, which inspired the series.
Now, they’re hoping to get similar digital displays in New York’s Times Square.
“A lot of us are willing to wait it out and see if anything happens,” says Lisa Elksnitis, a senior financial administrator in Toronto who is part of the fan group and helped get the billboards.