13 Reasons Why Tweeted a teaser trailer for Season 3.
— 13 Reasons Why (@13ReasonsWhy) June 6, 2018
After an extremely controversial season finale, Netflix has picked up 13 Reasons Why for another season. This time, without the show’s star, Hannah Baker.
Katherine Langford announced that she would not return if Netflix renewed the show because she felt as though her character had proper closure in Season 2, “It definitely felt like time. For me, letting Hannah go was in Season 1; Season 2 was for Clay to let her go. It was being able to assist Clay on that journey.” Though an appearance by Hannah Baker would entertain fans, it would go against Clay’s healing process, a subject which the showrunner wants to explore in Season 3.
The show’s creator, Brian Yorkey, discussed how they would go about Season 3 without Hannah at the Netflix FYC Panel, “The rest of the story is about young people, as so many young people, maybe all young people today (learn) how to heal from the things that have hurt them…to make the world that they want it to be, not just the world they are inheriting…and above all, how to take care of each other.”
Though this quote emphasizes the healing process, Yorkey does not answer whether or not the show will do more to prevent suicide than just adding a PSA before each episode. With graphic depictions of taboo subjects, the show could stand to focus on healing.
Fans are already supporting the third season.
For everyone complaining about the renewal of the show because you feel that it's graphic or doesnt depict mental health in the way you would like, dont watch. The show has all the appropriate warnings so it doesn't have to sugarcoat issues. Season 3 is welcomed! #13ReasonsWhy
— Jodie Comer's Wife (@wokestofscrolls) June 6, 2018
However, critics of the second season are denouncing Netflix for not taking mental health seriously.
— Michael Ausiello (@MichaelAusiello) June 6, 2018
#13ReasonsWhy Season 3. They won't stop until they run out of horrific situations to exploit. Season 10 will probably feature cannibals or something.
— David Bedwell (@DavidBedwell) June 6, 2018
who think 13 reasons why deserves season 3? the answer should be nobody
— s (@sargeperalta) June 6, 2018
Hearing that 13 reasons why is producing a season 3 is very saddening, PLEASE stop giving it views and money.
It’s not helpful ,it doesn’t spread awareness and it dramatises and trivialises very sensitive subjects
— tal (@NataliaBurggy) June 6, 2018
Regardless what you think of the show, it is definitely returning.