Netflix renews 13 Reasons Why for fourth and final season

After a controversial run, Netflix’s drama 13 Reasons Why will come to an end following a newly announced fourth and final season.

Netflix is finally prepared to close the book on 13 Reasons Why. As first reported by Deadline, Netflix has officially renewed the controversial drama for a fourth and final season ahead of the show’s upcoming third season.

The decision is not particularly surprising given the controversy which has long surrounded the series, coupled with the fact that many recent Netflix titles have wrapped their run around the three to four season mark. It’s a decision that also comes on the heels of Netflix publicly announcing an edit to the show’s polarizing Season 1 finale scene – two years after the show’s initial debut – which depicted the suicide of character Hannah Baker (played by actress Katherine Langford).

In the final season, fans will get the chance to watch the characters final year at Liberty High with the characters’ graduation set to serve as a key focus of Season 4. Before the series takes its final curtain call, however, fans can look forward to the arrival of Season 3 which Netflix has announced will premiere Friday, August 23.

Set eight months after the events of its second season, 13 Reasons Why Season 3 will explore the aftermath of the action Tyler nearly took as the season came to a close. Adding an extra layer of mystery to the season is the disappearance of a football player following the Homecoming game which launches an investigation which “threatens to lay bare everyone’s deepest secrets.”

Check out the newly release 13 Reasons Why Season 3 trailer below. (Warning: The trailer includes spoilers for Season 3 including the tease of a major character death.) 

Season 3 of 13 Reasons Why will premiere Friday, August 23; a premiere date for the series fourth and final season has not yet been revealed.

Do you think Netflix has made the right call in deciding to bring 13 Reasons Why to a close after four seasons? Any theories as for what the final seasons of the series will hold?

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