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.
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.
Netflix has confirmed the news on their official Twitter account with a video of the cast welcoming a second instalment of the show, due in 2020.
"To the citizens of New Ham, we have some big news, really big, like bigger than the time that Gordie figured we're in a parallel universe," the leading actors of the series said.
"Are you ready? We're making season two of The Society. Do you know what this means? More pie. More fugitive. More memes. More answers. About Charlie. And Becca's baby daddy. And Grizz's hair. It will be worth the wait."
not to be dramatic but Sam wiping Grizz's tear off his face might be the most tender moment in television history pic.twitter.com/52w855fm1A
JUST GIVE US MORE GRIZZ AND SAM (Gram? Sizz?) and NOBODY GETS HURT.
Season one of The Society followed a group of privileged teenagers who were brought to a parallel universe which perfectly resembles their hometown of West Ham.
The only difference? Their families have completely vanished without a trace. Things get pretty dark pretty damn fast after the lack of boundaries and shortage of food causes chaos and power struggles.
Variety reports that creator of the show Chris Keyser will return as showrunner and executive producer, with Marc Webb also returning as executive producer.
The incredible young cast includes Big Little Lies star Kathryn Newton, Grace Victoria Cox, Gideon Adlon, Rachel Keller, Jacques Colimon, Alex Fitzalan, and Olivia DeJonge.
Cox recently revealed that she has no idea who Becca's baby's daddy, but she's raising her daughter Eden with her BFF Sam (Sean Berdy).
"I have no clue! I don't know, so I'm just as excited to figure it out as everyone else," the Under the Dome star told Cosmopolitan UK.
"I would love to see Lexie trying to rule New Ham and because of Campbell and the guard and Harry, it just going terribly and all of the chaos that they would get into I think that would be really fun to act and for people to watch," she said.
Fun to watch…Hmmm…We don't know about that hun. The show may be entertaining, but seeing Campbell's plotting going his way is possibly more stressful than sitting the Leaving Cert. HE'S SCARY AF.
We could watch Grizz' philosophical musings all day thanks to the charming Jack Mulhern, but the cliffhangers from season one require answers.
What will become of Allie and Will? Can anyone solve the mystery of the bus driver? Who can figure out why the hell they're in a parallel universe? Stay tuned.
It's all fine and dandy though because Sam and Grizz will find each other again, once Grizz returns from his farming trip in the woods. All will be well. Please let all be well.
Big Little Lies season one had us absolutely GRIPPED with the underlying tension and complex relationships, not to mention the stellar acting from stars like Reese Witherspoon, Shailene Woodley, Zoe Kravitz, Laura Dern and Nicole Kidman.
We can't get enough of the Monterey mums and their crazy tale, and jumped for joy when HBO commissioned a season two with seven new episodes. Oh, and MERYL STREEP. *Weeps*
The sophomore series is due to premiere on June 9, 2019 and the first-look images are ridiculously intense. It looks like plenty of confrontations will take place, and epiphany moments.
The teaser shows plenty of screaming, which proves weirdly entertaining. Meryl is seen throwing some world class shade at the end, playing the role of Perry's mother. If you've forgotten, Perry is six feet under after his abuse escalated and he was pushed down the steps by Bonnie.
We just KNOW that Meryl is going to bring something special to the show. Perry's mum arrives in town with plenty of questions about her son's death.
Nicole Kidman shared the first picture of Mary Louise Wright (Meryl's character) last August, alongside Celeste's "darling boys." What are they looking at, we wonder? Perry's mum and Madeleine also appear to have a showdown.
Reese and Meryl were seen filming a scene involving an ice cream cone being thrown in Los Angeles; basically Madeleine hurls the cone at Mary Louise. They both appear to be fiery characters, and it's unsurprising that they clash.
The show finally has it's own Instagram account, so we're guessing that it'll be riddled with BLL hints about the new season fairly soon. Currently, it's just a grid of videos and gallery posts about the cast.
A new director is also attached to the project: Andrea Arnold. Every episode of season one was directed by Jean-Marc Vallée, but he was quoted saying, "If we do a season 2, we’ll break a beautiful thing and spoil it."
He decided not to do season two, basically. Arnold previously worked on episodes of Transparent and the Oscar-winning short film Wasp.
News also broke that This Is Us and American Horror Story actor Denis O'Hare is set to become a regular cast member for season two. His role is yet to be described though, we're waiting.
It also looks like all the OG members of the Monterey Mom patrol are returning. Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman will also return as executive producers (girl power) and Laura Dern, Shailene Woodley and Zoë Kravitz are reprising their cast roles.
Rumour has it, Alexander Skarsgård could be back? The actor won a Golden Globe, an Emmy and a SAG Award for his incredible portrayal of Celeste's abusive husband, Perry. Though he's definitely dead (thank you, stairs)…he could appear in flashbacks.
Celeste's husband could still appear in her nightmares. Executive producer Bruna Papandrea recently responded “not that I know of” when asked if Alexander will return.
Alexander has also teased, “I don’t even know if I’m really dead or not. I feel okay right now, but we’ll see.” He's keeping the option open, it would seem.
Liane Moriarty is the author of the book, Big Little Lies. She also wrote the story for season two, despite never publishing a sequel to the book. The season one showrunner and writer David E. Kelley is also returning.
Word on the street is that Bonnie's parents show up to stir trouble.In April 2018, the Hollywood Reporter broke everyone's hearts by claiming Zoë’s real-life VIP parents Lenny Kravitz and Lisa Bonet will not play Bonnie’s parents on BLL.
Crystal Fox plays Elizabeth Howard, and Martin Donovan (Weeds) will portray Bonnie's father, Martin. Bonnie will struggle to process what she did to Perry, and it has an important emotional link to her past. Deadlinereports that Perry's death drags up unsavoury memories from her childhood.
Renata is also due to have a few alterations to her marriage, according to Deadline.
Good news: a hot, "offbeat" surfer hits up Monterey. Give a warm round of applause to actor Douglas Smith, who will play Corey Brockfield. The character is an “aspiring marine biologist” and Jane’s (Shailene) co-worker. Romance alert?
The Canadian actor has worked on The Alienist, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, and Big Love. All we know about him is that he looks damn good on the beach.
The cast are getting some TASTY pay raises (#TimesUp). ABC Newsreported in April 2018 that the cast will get increases for the season season.
Casey Bloys, president of HBO programming told THR in a different interview that this was a “direct result” of the Time’s Up movement, so clap clap to Reese for that;
“One of the things that’s come out of thinking about the movement and some conversations with Reese, who’s really at the forefront, is something we’ve done recently. We’ve proactively gone through all of our shows- in fact, we just finished our process where we went through and made sure that there were no inappropriate disparities in pay, and where there were, if we found any, we corrected it going forward.”
THR claimed in January of last year that Nicole and Reese, who produce the show, will earn $1 million per episode on season two, compared to $250,000 to $350,000 per episode on season one.Did someone say, "glow up"?
Their children's school will get a brand new teacher at Otter Bay Elementary. Mo McRae, of Pitch fame, will play Michael Perkins; a second grade teacher who causes Renata's daughter to have panic attacks about the environment.
HBO confirmed that P. J. Byrne will reprise his role as the school’s principal last May, and Poora Jagannathan (Gypsy, The Night Of) will play a new character named Katie Richmond. We're assuming she's a mum, but nothing's been set in stone.
Meryl has been having a WHALE of a time on set with the ladies, even going group bowling with the cast. Nicole Kidman is set to create more projects with Liane Moriarty, specifically her upcoming book Nine Perfect Strangers.
Nicole has bought the film and tv rights, so we're in for a treat. We have no word on whether or not there'll be a Big Little Lies season three. BLL creator and executive producer Kelley has said,
“It’s one and two, and we like our closure with season two, but that will probably be it.” Nicole seemed to disagree, saying, “There’s no plan for it to end, specifically. This was a long shoot for us, and it was an enormous amount of work, and we’re just amazed that we can be here.” Hmmm
"Co-creators Christopher Lloyd and Steven Levitanhave created one of the most seminal and iconic comedies in television history", Burke announced.
"In its final season, there will be more milestone events that anyone who has been a fan of the series won't want to miss." The show has always been a strong ratings player for the network, but have decreased slowly over the years.
Modern Family contracts were apparently only up until season 10, which lead many to believe that the show would finish after that outing.
Deadline has reported that all cast members would be happy to continue with the show, as were Modern Family's producers and ABC.
The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina has caused QUITE a stir since it exploded onto Netflix this year.
The series was ordered from Riverdale showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa as part of a two-season agreement, which means we are guaranteed more magic, more unreal characters like Ambrose and Harvey Kindle, and more unbelievably chic hairstyles.
I mean, her icy blonde locks at the end of season one? Slay much? Goals?
News has just hit that as well as season two premiering on April 5 2019, Netflix has renewed the show for at least two more seasons; this means sixteen BEAUT more episodes to be divided over seasons three and four.
We honestly can't get enough. Just hook us up to an IV of Ambrose's honey-toned voice saying 'cousin' on repeat.
Since the finale of season one, fans have been speculating what exactly is in store for season two.
Sabrina has now signed her name in the book of the beast, her hair has gotten lighter and her lipstick darker, Aunt Hilda's new beau is definitely malicious in some way, Principal Hawthorne is dead thanks to Madam Satan (AKA Lilith, mother of demons).
The cast have already filmed season two, with production beginning in March of this year. The seasons were filmed back-to-back, so they know everything that happens up until season three… please TELL US.
Season two is set to have some brand new faces added to the mix.
According toDeadline, actor Alexis Denisof (Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel) will play Mary Wardwell’s boyfriend who returns to Greendale from abroad, but has no idea that his girlfriend is POSSESSED. Ooh, we are ready.
Jedidiah Goodacre (The Originals, Supernatural and The 100) plays Dorian Gray, a warlock who owns a nightclub called Dorian Gray’s Room. Yep, it's a Oscar Wilde reference.
Get ready to binge season two when it's released on the first Friday in April, we CANNOT WAIT.