The hugely popular Netflix show, 13 Reasons Why sparked several controversies. Turns out, the streaming giant has finally decided to end the series after season 4.
Netflix has confirmed that one of its most controversial series '13 Reasons Why' is officially ending after season 4, reported DigitalSpy. More than a year after it was renewed for season 3, the streaming service has finally released the first trailer for the upcoming episodes and confirmed that they'll premiere on Netflix on August 23. Along with the confirmation of season 3 premiere, it was reported by The Hollywood Reporter, that the streaming service will bring the series back one last time, ending its run with a fourth and final season.
As reported by the news outlet, the production for season 4 has already started and the final series will focus on the main characters' graduation from high school. It is not yet revealed how many episodes are going to be in the fourth and final season, or premiere date or cast list. The series has already continued longer than the actual book of the same name that provided the basis for the show's first season that followed the story of Clay Jensen after the suicide of Hannah Baker.
After the first season, the second season followed the aftermath of some of the revelations made by Hannah on her tapes as her case went to trial and Bryce Walker was also put on trial for sexually assaulting Jessica Davis. The third season will also explore one more death of a pivotal character. The news of the fourth and final season comes just days after Netflix confirmed that it had edited 13 Reasons Why's controversial suicide scene from season one after consulting with experts.
Brian Yorkey, the showrunner of the series, said, "Our creative intent in portraying the ugly, painful reality of suicide in such graphic detail in season one was, to tell the truth about the horror of such an act, and make sure no-one would ever wish to emulate it. But as we [get] ready to launch season three, we have heard concerns about the scene from Dr. Christine Moutier at the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and others, and have agreed with Netflix to re-edit it."
He continued, "No one scene is more important than the life of the show, and its message that we must take better care of each other. We believe this edit will help the show do the most good for the most people while mitigating any risk for especially vulnerable young viewers."