“Witches of East End” may have been canceled in November, but that hasn’t stopped fans from campaigning for a season 3 of the supernatural drama. As of February 18, an online petition to revive the series has drawn over 120,000 signatures.
A renewal for the series isn’t great, but all hope isn’t gone either according to CarterMatt.com. The media site reported that the show has been canceled for more than three months without any news or “whispers” of a renewal. However, each of the leads still appear to be available to continue with the series, some even tweeting about fan campaigns, including creator Maggie Friedman.
“We have not heard of any major casting involving one of the leads just yet, and that means that theoretically, they could be open for a return,” implied CarterMatt.com.
Time will tell if the series will receive a future on another network or more likely, a streaming format like Netflix or Yahoo Screen, so fans should keep moving forward with their campaigning.
“This is a show that would work well in a streaming format; it is addictive television for one, and it also could establish a good audience for itself there among genre fans,” CarterMatt.com reported. “These web providers may just need a little more convincing that this is a show worth picking up.”
Fans want to see this show renewed. In addition to the petition, fans have also heavily tweeted #RenewWitchesofEastEnd messages on Twitter and social media.
SpoilerTV reported that “Witches of East End” has even received backing by numerous celebrities, including Sarah Michelle Gellar (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer”), William Shatner, Snooki and Hollywood heartthrob Channing Tatum, whose married to “Witches of East End” star Jenna Dewan Tatum (Freya Beauchamp). Holly Marie Combs and Shannen Doherty of “Charmed” even proclaimed their dismay at the cancellation.
Besides seeing their favorite characters back on screen, a renewal of “Witches of East End” would reward fans with resolutions to the second season finale cliffhangers. There were many!
It was revealed that Ingrid is pregnant, and the father is either Dash or the Mandragora. Speaking of Dash, in order to avoid prison for the murder he committed, Dash switched bodies with Killian and then kissed Freya, while Killian watched in horror from behind bars. Detective Raven also appears to be onto Dash and his secret warlock identity.
The finale even included two main character deaths. Freddie was stabbed and appears to be dead. Aunt Wendy was shown in the underworld after sacrificing her last life, so that Tommy could come back to life, but it was revealed that she wasn’t alone. Her sister was in the underworld with her, and that sister wasn’t Joanna.
Here’s hoping “Witches of East End” receives a season 3!