Like the fictionalized heroines they so admire, fans of the recently cancelled Canadian TV series Bomb Girls aren't going down without a fight. Supporters have launched a website, two petitions, and even a meme to encourage Canada's Global TV to reinstate the World War II drama about female munitions workers for a third season.
Bomb Girls was both filmed and set in Toronto, and in its first two seasons, earned critical acclaim and garnered solid ratings, according to a press release from Save Bomb Girls. To drive home the point, Save Bomb Girls launched a timely campaign based on the WWII-era War Bonds drives. The "Buy Victory Bandanas" campaign asks fans to donate in order to send several shipments of fan-designed blue bandanas to the Global TV offices.
Save Bomb Girls reports that the fundraiser began with a fitting bang — surpassing its first two fundraising goals of $1,000 and $2,000(CDN) within 24 hours. A press release notes that excess funds raised will be donated to the Ajax Bomb Girls Legacy Campaign, "a community initiative to build a monument to the ream women of the war movement."
Even out actor Rosie O'Donnell, who once guest starred on the show, is lending her voice to the cause.
"Bomb Girls is an amazing show about real women in Canada during WWII," said O'Donnell. "It’s quality television, moving and poignant, it deserves another season."