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Anne with an E petition hits one million signatures, breaks record

Despite the fact that Anne with an E executive producer Miranda de Pencier explained that the show would not be coming back, more than one million diehard fans hoped that a petition would bring the cult favourite back to Netflix and CBC.

On July 24, the viral Change.org petition hit more than one million signatures, making it the top entertainment petition to target a Netflix show, and launching the trending hashtag “Anne One Million” on Twitter.

In October 2019, CBC president and CEO Catherine Tait announced that Canada’s national broadcast network would no longer work with Netflix or become involved in other deals that “hurt the long-term viability of our domestic industry.”