'13 Reasons Why' Is Returning For Season 3 After Editing Out Season 1 Suicide Scene
13 Reasons Why is coming back for season 3 on Friday, August 23. Netflix also ordered a fourth and final season, which is currently in production, The Hollywood Reporter confirmed on Thursday, August 1.
The upcoming season is coming on the heels of the studio's decision to edit out main character Hannah Baker's graphic suicide scene from season 1.
A lot of fans and critics were outraged that it took so long for Netflix to remove the harmful scene, which first aired over two years ago.
"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," Netflix said in a statement.
They continued, "As we prepare to launch season three later this summer, we've been mindful about the ongoing debate around the show. 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."
Season 3 will center around who killed main character Bryce Walker.
Katherine Langford, who plays Hannah Baker, will not be featured at all in season 3.
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