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Teen drama 13 Reasons Why has been renewed for a fourth and final season on Netflix, Variety has just reported.

Season 4 is currently in production, with the trailer for Season 3 being released yesterday teasing the death of a major, yet controversial, character at Liberty High.

The core cast's graduation from high school will be featured in the final season, and Season 3 will debut on August 23 with 13 more drama-filled episodes.

Season 3 is set to pick up eight months after the events from Season 2, focusing on Clay (Dylan Minnette), Tony (Christian Navarro), Jessica (Alisha Boe), Alex (Miles Heizer), Justin (Brandon Flynn), and Zach (Ross Butler) discovering methods to handle the cover-up together while helping Tyler (Devin Druid) move on from his issues.

A turbulent Homecoming football game leads to the disappearance of a key player, and Clay becomes the subject of a police investigation. A shrewd outsider must guide the group from the danger which could release everyone's darkest secrets.

According to Variety's source, suicide will not be part of Season 3.


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Timothy Granaderos, Anne Winters, Steven Weber, Brenda Strong. Amy Hargreaves, and Grace Saif will also feature in Season 3.

Showrunner and creator Brian Yorkey will executive produce with Mandy Teefey, Kristel Laiblin, Selena Gomez, and Joy Gorman.

The show is based on the novel of the same name by Jay Asher, which wrapped up at the end of the pilot season. Season 1 gained notoriety for its depictions of teenage suicide.


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Season 2 was regarded as a step down from the first season, with critics and fans alike disapproving of the storylines. Netflix have only recently edited out the scene in Season 1 where Hannah (Katherine Langford) commits suicide.

The scene now shows Hannah staring at her own reflection in the mirror before cutting to her parents’ reaction in a later scene, without showing the gruesome wrists-slitting bath scene.

"On the advice of medical experts, including Dr. Christine Moutier, Chief Medical Officer at the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, we’ve decided with creator Brian Yorkey and the producers to edit the scene in which Hannah takes her own life from season one," a statement from the show read.

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Netflix has deleted the controversial suicide scene from season one of 13 Reasons Why, two years after the show originally aired.

In a statement released by the streaming site yesterday, Netflix said; 

“We’ve heard from many young people that 13 Reasons Why encouraged them to start conversations about difficult issues like depression and suicide and get help—often for the first time.“

"As we prepare to launch season three later this summer, we’ve been mindful about the ongoing debate around the show," they added.

After consulting with psychologists and doctors, Netflix made the important decision;

"So on the advice of medical experts, including Dr. Christine Moutier, Chief Medical Officer at the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, we’ve decided with creator Brian Yorkey and the producers to edit the scene in which Hannah takes her own life from season one.”

The scene instead now depicts actress Katherine Langford, who plays the show's protagonist Hannah, staring at her own reflection in the mirror before cutting to her parents' reaction in a later scene. 


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There is no longer any depiction of Hannah's suicide. The graphic and undeniably harrowing scene first aired during the season one finale, and showed Langford slicing her wrists with a razor blade before dying in a bathtub of blood. 

The show faced immediate backlash regarding the depiction of suicide, with many activists and health professionals expressing concerns that the scene could contribute to copycat suicides among teenagers.

“It was our hope, in making 13 Reasons Why into a television show, to tell a story that would help young viewers feel seen and heard, and encourage empathy in all who viewed it, much as the bestselling book did before us,” showrunner Brian Yorkey wrote in a statement.


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He added; “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 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," Yorkey emphasised.

"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.”

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A number of suicide-related organisations and industry professionals have showed their support for Netflix' move, including; the American Association of Suicidology, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, the American School Counselor Association, Stanford’s Dr. Helen Hsu, Mental Health America.

Cedars-Sinai’s Dr. Rebecca Hedrick and The Trevor Project have released a joint statement regarding the news;

“We support the decision to edit the scene in which Hannah takes her own life from 13 Reasons Why. There has been much debate about the series in the medical community."

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They added; "But this positive change will ensure that the show continues to encourage open conversation about mental health and suicide prevention – while also mitigating the risk for the most vulnerable teenage viewers.”

The streaming service originally added a new advisory video in front of the second season episodes, with stars Dylan Minnette, Katherine Langford, Justin Prentice and Alisha Boe explaining to viewers how they can get help if they are negatively affected by the show.

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings later defended the show, saying, “It is controversial, but nobody has to watch it.”

The news of the show's choice to edit the suicide scene was first reported by The Hollywood Reporter.

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Netflix has confirmed that popular drama series 13 Reasons Why will return for a third season. They shared a teaser video for the next season online, which will return to screens in 2019.

The series features many gripping and controversial topics and has often been criticised for being too graphic.

However, despite the controversy, the show has only grown in popularity since it first aired on the streaming service in 2017.

Selena Gomez, who is executive producer of the show, revealed that she will be returning for the next season.

The singer admitted that she was worried when the show first aired, “We were all so nervous. I think Netflix bought it because they could see how passionate we were about it."

However, Katherine Langford, who played lead character Hannah Baker is not returning for the third season.

She revealed the news in a touching Instagram post: “As most of you know 13 Reasons Why 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.”

She thanked her fans for their never-ending love and support for the past two years: “Thank you 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.”


13 Reasons Why is the hit Netflix show everyone has been binge watching, and now producer Selena Gomez has confirmed that it's due to return for a second season.

Taking to Instagram, Selena shared a teaser trailer of the new season with her 119 million followers.

'Their story isn't over. Season 2 of #13ReasonsWhy is coming.'


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The trailer doesn't give much away, but shows various locations from the series that have been prominent in Season 1. 

According to Netflix, the show 'picks up in the aftermath of Hannah Baker's (played by Katherine Langford) death and the start of the characters' complicated journeys toward healing and recovery.'


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Season 1 of the show proved extremely popular with viewers, although the writers were forced to defend the series when it was accused of glamorising teen suicide after including a very graphic scene.


The story isn't over – 13 Reasons Why is coming back for a second season.

Netflix confirmed the news via a video on Twitter this afternoon.

It captioned the short video, "Their story isn't over. Season 2 of @13ReasonsWhy is coming."

After the success of the first season, we're delighted that season two is in the works.

However, many fans are wondering how the story will be told, and if Hannah Baker will play a role in the next season.



Paris Jackson has spoken out about her feelings on the hit Netflix show 13 Reasons Why

The daughter of the late Michael Jackson shared a post with her Instagram followers which details why the show could be harmful to viewers. 

Paris has previously discussed her own mental health issues, and told her followers that while the show is a great way to open a dialogue about such issues, she feels it may be triggering to those dealing with depression, self-harm or suicidal thoughts. 

'Came across this online and i'm not sure what the source is but this is really important to spread towards people that are struggling with depression or anxiety, self-harm, and or suicidal thoughts,' she captioned a snap of a Tumblr post she shared to Instagram. 

'This show was an amazing way to get the message across to bullies that they need to stop doing what they are doing, it really did a good job of showing how impactful words and actions can be to other human beings.'

'You can't just do or say things to people without thinking about how it will affect them. but at the same time it is also an extremely triggering thing to watch. please only watch this show with caution and keep in mind that it may put you in a dark place.'

'If you are struggling please don't watch it. if you think you can handle it, please by all means check it out.'

The series, produced by Selena Gomez, follows the story of 17-year-old Hannah Baker, a high-school student who ultimately takes her own life.

Netflix previously released a statement on the issues, saying: 'We wanted to do it in a way where it was honest, and we wanted to make something that can hopefully help people because suicide should never ever be an option.'


13 Reasons Why, Netflix’s latest series has been causing some controversy lately.

The series, produced by Selena Gomez, follows the story of 17-year-old Hannah Baker, a high-school student who ultimately takes her own life, and while many viewers have applauded the creators for tackling such an important and sensitive issue, others have suggested that the show 'glamorises' suicide.  

A statement released by Netflix to ABC News read: 

"We support the unflinching vision of the show's creators, who engaged the careful advice of medical professionals in the scriptwriting process."

"We wanted to do it in a way where it was honest, and we wanted to make something that can hopefully help people because suicide should never ever be an option."

Dan Reidenberg, executive director for Suicide Awareness Voices of Education responded to the statement saying, "There is a great concern that I have, that young people are going to over-identify with Hannah in the series, and we actually may see more suicides as a result.''

"There should be no reason, no justification whatsoever, why any kind of production – entertainment or news – would be so descriptive and so graphic."

Due to the graphic nature of some of the scenes, Twitter users have been warning people to stay away form the series if they have struggled with depression, self-harm or sexual abuse. 

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Spoiler alert: If you have not seen the end of 13 Reasons Why and Big Little Lies, look away now.


If I could spend the rest of my life watching TV shows, I would. Sad, I know, but I absolutely love them.

When I have a bad day, TV shows take me away from my world and into another. I bond over certain shows with friends and if my life is particularly dry, I love the drama a programme gives me. Because it’s not my drama and I don’t have to deal with it.

But there’s something different about TV lately.

The world we live in is changing and therefore, so are the shows we watch. They’re not just platforms for entertainment anymore – they’re stories which try to send a strong message to each and every one of us. They're lessons.

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You can probably guess which shows I’m talking about. Yep, 13 Reasons Why and Big Little Lies.

Both extremely different, but both just as captivating. And important. They’re so important.

One focuses on young adults, and the other is based on middle-aged women.

One is about suicide, and the other is about domestic abuse.

I know these concepts are nothing new to TV or film – but the way the producers, directors and actors handled these shows challenged the norm.

There wasn't a happy ending where everything turned out to be OK.

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In 13 Reasons Why, the ending was tragic, and real, and absolute. There was no happy ending for Hannah Baker.

It shows that no, sometimes everything is not ‘grand’ and we really have to listen to people to understand them and what they’re going through.

We all missed Alex’s signs, right? But, they were there, and we were too busy with the rest of the story to listen.

The show should be a lesson that we need to be there for the people we love. We need to pick up and learn from the signs and we can’t take for granted a throwaway comment, because you never know how much that comment can impact someone.

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As for Big Little Lies, it was a vastly different setting, yet I got a sense of similarity between it and 13RW.

Struggles were hidden. Signs were lost. Everything appears fine on the outside, when genuinely awful things are happening on the inside.

Nicole Kidman portrayed a woman who was being abused by her husband.

She was insistent that he loved her and she loved him, but if she went against him, his rage would be too strong for her words.

He hit her. He slapped her. He pushed her. He slammed her against the wall.

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He said he would change but he didn’t. And in the end, his son began to follow in his footsteps.

And it was then, that Nicole's character, Celeste, decided she needed put an end to their relationship.

But how many friends was she hiding her bruises from? How perfect did she look on the outside?

It’s frightening to think that someone I know and love could be embroiled in a relationship like this, and I’m none the wiser to it.

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It’s TV shows like this that make you think, make you want to be better and make you want the world we live in to be better.

Revenge porn. Dating abuse. Cat-calling. Domestic abuse. Adultery. Illicit pictures. Body shaming. Perjury. Rape. Suicide.

All of these issues are dealt with in 13 Reasons Why and Big Little Lies.

They need to be seen and understood.

And even if you’re an 18-year-old watching Big Little Lies, or a 30-year-old watching 13 Reasons Why, these things are happening in our world right now, and we need to take notice.



13 Reasons Why is one of the most important TV series you can watch this year, and Selena Gomez certainly isn't going to forget about it.

The show centres around Hannah Baker, a high school student who died by suicide. She left behind a set of 13 tapes, which all explain the reasons as to why she ended her life, and honestly, it's something every single one of us needs to watch.


Today was a magical day. Another day to be grateful to be alive. Alisha, Selena, and I went together to get ; tattoos. The ; symbol stands for an end of one thought and a beginning of another. Instead of a period, authors use the semicolon to continue a sentence. For us, it means a beginning of another chapter in life, in lieu of ending your life. I struggled with addiction and depression issues through high school and early college. I reached out and asked for help. At the time, I thought my life was over, I thought I'd never live past the age of 21. Today I'm grateful to be alive, in this new chapter of life in recovery, standing with my colleagues and friends, making art that helps other people. If you're struggling, if you feel suicidal, I urge you to click the link in my bio. Ask for help. Start a new chapter with the support of others.and RIP Amy Bleul, who started the semicolon movement.

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So, this weekend, Selena brought two cast members, Alisha Boe and Tommy Dorfman, out to LA to get very special tattoos.

Selena, Alisha and Tommy all got matching semicolon inkings to represent a movement which aims to give hope to people suffering from depression, suicidal thoughts, addiction and self-harm.

The series has been hailed as an eye-opener, and both adults and adolescents alike are urging everyone to watch it as it's starting a conversation that needed to be started many years ago.

13 Reasons Why is a book written by Jay Asher, and it was given to Selena six years ago. At first, she was meant to play to role of Hannah, but then decided to executive produce the series.

From the beginning of production, Selena has been hanging out with the crew members and promoting self-love, and we really think she did a great job bringing the whole series together.

If you or anyone you know is going through a hard time, check out The Samaritans website for help and advice.