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'13 Reasons Why' Final Season Hits Netflix Next Month
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It’s coming, the fourth (and final) season of Netflix hit show 13 Reasons Why will hit the streaming service in June 2020.
Announcing the news, the show’s Twitter account posted behind-the-scenes clips of the cast and crew looking pretty emotional as they worked on the final episodes.
Plot details are actually still fairly thin at the moment, but what we do know is that season 4 will follow the group of teenagers as they get ready to graduate.
However a synopsis tells us: “Before they say goodbye, they'll have to keep a dangerous secret buried and face heartbreaking choices that could impact their future forever.”
As you can imagine following the success of the first three series, fans were both excited and emotional at the news that the show would be coming to an end so soon.
One person posted: "Wow this gave me goosebumps, I'm so emotional.” Someone else said: “We love y’all , thank you for these years ! It was seriously the best.” While a third wrote: "Hands down one of my favorite show all of time! [sic] So sad that this will end."
So, what can we expect from the final instalment? Well, Clay Jensen (played by Dylan Minnette) will return alongside Jessica (Alisha Boe) and Alex (Miles Heizer) and Tyler (Devin Druid).
Season four will consist of 10, one-hour long episodes, with fans hoping it will tie things up nicely, wrapping up a lot of loose ends from the preceding three series.
Although a massive hit, 13 Reasons Why has also proved controversial since its first release back in 2017.
The show's sensitive themes, such as mental health and suicide, have often divided both viewers and critics alike with some claiming it 'glamourised suicide’.
As a result of advice from medical experts, Netflix removed a three-minute scene which depicted the suicide of Hannah Baker (played by Katherine Langford).
In a statement the streaming service 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."
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."
Let's just hope that the final season is as good as the first three!
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