A drama series that has sparked a fair amount of controversy was just picked up for a third season. Netflix announced the renewal today for “13 Reasons Why.”
Season three, which will arrive in 2019, will consist of 13 episodes. Production will begin later this year.
Brian Yorkey will return as the series’ creator and showrunner, and Yorkey, Joy Gorman, Mandy Teefey, Kristel Laiblin, Tom McCarthy, Steve Golin and Selena Gomez are returning as EPs.
The new season will be produced by Paramount Television and Anonymous Content for Netflix.
The teen drama’s graphic treatment of issues including suicide and rape has attracted controversy, with mental health professionals among those criticizing the show.