Netflix Drops Season 3 Trailer For 13 Reasons Why
Netflix has shared the trailer for the new series of 13 Reasons Why.
This will be the third season for the Netflix Original which will be available to watch on 23 August.
With the trailer, and the date, came the central plot of the upcoming season - who killed Bryce Walker? One thing's for sure - there are some seriously ominous happenings at Liberty High School.
The popular Netflix show, which was 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.
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'.
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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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