Just ahead of the premiere of its third season, the announcement came that the controversial drama series “13 Reasons Why” will wrap after its fourth season. Season four of the Netflix series is already in production.
Season three of the series, which has been a lightning rod for controversy for its depiction of teen suicide and its handling of sexual assault, premieres on Netflix Aug. 23. Netflix recently announced that it will edit an especially graphic suicide scene from season one.
“Eight months after preventing Tyler from committing an unthinkable act at Spring Fling, Clay, Tony, Jessica, Alex, Justin, and Zach find ways to shoulder the burden of the cover-up together while helping Tyler move toward recovery,” Netflix says in its announcement about season three. “But when the aftermath of a tumultuous Homecoming game culminates in the disappearance of a football player, and Clay finds himself under police scrutiny, it’s up to a shrewd outsider to steer the group through an investigation that threatens to lay bare everyone’s deepest secrets. The stakes are raised in this riveting third season of ’13 Reasons Why,’ as the consequences of even the most well-intended actions can alter a life forever.”
The cast for season three includes Dylan Minnette as Clay Jensen, Brandon Flynn as Justin Foley, Justin Prentice as Bryce Walker, Alisha Boe as Jessica Davis, Christian Navarro as Tony Padilla, Miles Heizer as Alex Standall, Devin Druid as Tyler Down, Ross Butler as Zach Dempsey, Timothy Granaderos as Montgomery de la Cruz, Anne Winters as Chloe, Steven Weber as Principle Bowen, Brenda Strong as Mrs. Walker, Amy Hargreaves as Mrs. Jensen and introducing Grace Saif as Ani.
The show is created by Brian Yorkey and executive produced by Yorkey, Joy Gorman, Mandy Teefey, Kristel Laiblin and Selena Gomez. Season three will consist of 13 60-minute episodes.
The season three trailer, which you can watch below, comes with a spoiler alert …