'13 Reasons Why' Renewed for Third Season on Netflix


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The controversial Netflix series “13 Reasons Why” has been renewed for a third season. In an announcement video, Netflix said the show would be released in 2019.

The teen drama, produced by Selena Gomez, has tackled important issues like suicide, mental health and sexual assault — though it has done so in a largely controversial way. “13 Reasons Why” received criticism for showing a graphic depiction of suicide in the first season’s finale, and in season two, for a graphic rape scene. The show’s creator and showrunner Brian Yorkey will continue to lead and produce the show in season three, BuzzFeed News reported.

The show’s main character Hannah Baker (portrayed by Katherine Langford), who died by suicide in season one, was a major player in season two, but won’t appear in season three. In an Instagram post, Langford wrote,

“Hannah…I love you…and I let you go” Those are the words I was able to say six months ago, and now can finally share with you… As most of you know @13reasonswhy was my first ever job and I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to tell Hannah’s story so fully in season 1, and to be asked back for a season 2… This show will always be a special part of my life, and regardless of whether Hannah is there or not, I know that I will continue to strive to do work that is meaningful and has a positive impact – whether that be in film, music, or any other form of art.

"Hannah…I love you…and I let you go" Those are the words I was able to say six months ago, and now can finally share with you…As most of you know @13reasonswhy was my first ever job and I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to tell Hannah's story so fully in season 1, and to be asked back for a season 2. Thankyou to @netflix @paramountpics @anoncontent , the incredible producers, creatives, cast and crew for making these last 2 years so special. And to all of you here – Thankyou for filling my life with love and light ???? This show will always be a special part of my life, and regardless of whether Hannah is there or not, I know that I will continue to strive to do work that is meaningful and has a positive impact – whether that be in film, music, or any other form of art. There is a lot coming up this next year, and I can't wait to share it with you ???? #hannahbaker

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The Mighty watched and reviewed all 13 episodes of season two. For a recap of all that went on in season two, check out our safe viewing guides, complete with content warnings and analysis.

  1. ’13 Reasons Why’ Begins By Tackling ‘Slut-Shaming’ and Self-Harm
  2. ’13 Reasons Why’ Tackles Disability and Trauma in Its Second Episode
  3. Jessica From ’13 Reasons Why’ Brings a Much-Needed Conversation to the #MeToo Movement
  4. ’13 Reasons Why’ Shows Two Ways Trauma Can Change You As a Person
  5. ’13 Reasons Why’ Season 2 Highlights a Mental Struggle Most of Us Have Faced
  6. Why the Hannah and Zach Storyline Doesn’t Make Sense
  7. Why ’13 Reasons Why’ Season 2 Hannah Is More Problematic Than Season 1 Hannah
  8. ’13 Reasons Why’ Character Gets an Official Mental Illness Diagnosis
  9. ’13 Reasons Why’ Continues to Glorify Suicide in Season 2
  10. This Season of ’13 Reasons Why’ Shows a Different Side of Bullying
  11. ’13 Reasons Why’ Shows Rape Is About Power, Not Sex
  12. ’13 Reasons Why’ Trial Verdict Raises the Question of ‘Blame’ When It Comes to Suicide
  13. No One Should Watch the Last Episode of ’13 Reasons Why’ Season 2

Header image via “13 Reasons Why” Facebook page and Twitter


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