13 Reasons Why Season Three Is Out On Netflix Today
The third season of Netflix Original 13 Reasons Why has finally dropped.
The popular Netflix show, first released in March 2017, centred on 17-year-old Hannah Baker (played by Katherine Langford), who takes her own life, but leaves behind 13 cassette tapes explaining her reasons, which her school friend Clay Jensen (Dylan Minnette) listens to as he struggles to come to terms with her sudden death.
And this series hinges on just one question - who killed Bryce Walker?
The tense trailer opens with the students at the high school being told over an announcer that Bryce has died. It then moves to his funeral, as the young man's mum demands that police find out who is responsible for her son's death - with seemingly everyone Bryce knew being a potential suspect.
Filmed in a candid and often explicit
manner, the series takes an honest
look at the issues faced by young
people in the hope of guiding productive conversations around
the tough topics the series raises.
Just last month, Netflix removed the three minute suicide scene from Season One of the programme, following on from the 'advice of medical experts'.
However, the show's creators defended the decision to include it, with writer Nic Sheff sharing an open letter with Vanity Fair, which read: "When it came time to discuss the portrayal of the protagonist's suicide in 13 Reasons Why, I of course immediately flashed on my own experience.
"It seemed to me the perfect opportunity to show what an actual suicide really looks like - to dispel the myth of the quiet drifting off, and to make viewers face the reality of what happens when you jump from a burning building into something much, much worse."
Now, ahead of the third season, Netflix has announced it will be revising the finale and removing the scene.
In a statement, the streaming-giant said: "We've heard from many young people that 13 Reasons Why encouraged them to start conversations about difficult issues like depression and suicide and get help - often for the first time.
"As we prepare to launch season three later this summer, we've been mindful about the ongoing debate around the show. So, on the advice of medical experts, including Dr. Christine Moutier, Chief Medical Officer at the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, we've decided with creator Brian Yorkey and the producers to edit the scene in which Hannah takes her own life from season one."
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