Netflix Renews ’13 Reasons Why’ For Season 3
Netflix has picked up drama ‘13 Reasons Why‘ for a 3rd Season the streaming service has announced today, just weeks after Season 2 launched.
Based on Jay Asher’s 2007, the drama started with Clay Jensen (Dylan Minnette) returning home from school to find a box of cassette tapes on his porch, recorded by his classmate & crush Hannah Baker (Katherine Langford), who had committed suicide two week earlier. What followed was a rollercoaster of emotion, as each side of the tapes reveal 13 reasons why she decided to take her own life. Many of those reasons involving her classmates.
Season 2 picks up in the aftermath of Hannah’s death and the start of our characters’ complicated journeys toward healing and recovery. Liberty High prepares to go on trial, but someone will stop at nothing to keep the truth surrounding Hannah’s death concealed. A series of ominous polaroids lead Clay and his classmates to uncover a sickening secret and a conspiracy to cover it up.
The show has been somewhat controversial due to its subject matter of rape, drinking, bullying, and obviously, teen suicide, which led people to wonder if Netflix would avoid making a 3rd Season. However, it is an important series for streaming service, and helps bring these issues out into the open. Netflix went on to add warning titles to each episode, add PSA announcements to the first episode of each season, and set up 13ReasonsWhy.info – a website with discussion guides, a set of videos where cast address issues in the series, and contact information for support groups.
If you’re affected by any of these issues, please know that you are not alone and you can get through it. There are people out there who will help you. Don’t stay silent, please reach out to any of any of the many groups out there such as the Samaritans (116 123) or Childline (0800 1111) for free.
‘13 Reason Why‘ Seasons 1 & 2 can be viewed on Netflix UK, but be warned, they can be a very tough watch.
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