Brace yourselves, 13 Reasons Why fans, because season 3 definitely looks like it’s going to be the darkest yet. The official trailer, which dropped on Thursday, August 1, is full of secrets, mystery and apparently, murder. That’s right, the show’s most vile villain Bryce Walker is dead and we’re determined to find out who did it.
In the clip, it appears as though everyone is a suspect. Based on the previous seasons, it’s easy to speculate that either Justin Foley (played by actor Brandon Flynn) or Jessica Davis (played by actor Alisha Boe) are responsible for committing the crime, but as viewers of the series know, 13 Reasons Why is hardly predictable.
Even so, plenty of people have flocked to social media to share their predictions. “My money’s on Montgomery,” one person tweeted. “Justin, obviously,” added another. “Personally, I think Hannah’s ghost did it,” echoed a third person. Which, TBH, would make for an interesting plot point … but doesn’t seem likely.
In addition to the trailer rolling out, it was also announced that the show will be picked up for a fourth and final season. As it happens, though, that decision isn’t being entirely well received. ICYMI: 13 Reasons Why has faced quite a bit of backlash over the years for a number of graphic scenes — including Hannah Baker’s suicide and Tyler Down’s sexual assault.
“13 Reasons Why has to be the worst show out there. It’s incredibly triggering … and I don’t use that word lightly. It’ disrespectful, glorifies mental illness and suicide and real issues that are happening not on a television show. It needs to be canceled, I’m sorry,” someone wrote on Twitter. “Nobody asked for a third season of this show, let alone a fourth. Stop,” another added.
To be fair, Netflix has since added a warning to the beginning of each episode and even went so far as to remove Hannah’s suicide scene entirely. “As we prepare to launch season 3 later this summer, we’ve been mindful about the ongoing debate around the show,” the streaming platform wrote in a statement on Twitter.
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“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 of 13 Reasons Why to edit the scene in which Hannah takes her own life from season 1.”
13 Reasons Why season 3 will be hitting Netflix Friday, August 23.
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