Notable Netflix television series, 13 Reasons Why is quite popular in most parts of the United States of America and the world at large. The teen drama series which was created by Brian Yorkey is based on Jay Asher’s 2007 novel titled Thirteen Reasons Why.
The first season of the widely acclaimed series was released on March 31, 2017, on Netflix. Rotten Tomatoes gave the debut season an approval rating of 79% which is based on 62 critical reviews. Following the positive reviews and accolades which the first season got, the show was renewed by Netflix for a second season and a third which was released on August 23, 2019.
In August 2019, Netflix issued a public statement that it has renewed 13 Reasons Why for a fourth season which it said would be the last of the controversial television show. Those who haven’t been following the show since its inception have a chance to catch up as we have provided enough information about the show and its planned ending.
What to Know About ’13 Reasons Why’ and Its Planned Ending With Season 4
The storyline of 13 Reasons Why revolves around Clay Jensen, a 17-year old high school student, and his friend, Hannah Baker, who commits suicide. Hannah took her life after she couldn’t cope any longer with the incessant bullying and sexual assault she faced in high school. Jensen, shortly after his friend’s death, discovers a box of cassette recordings made by Hannah weeks before her intended suicide, detailing the reasons why she decided to take her own life.
Netflix recruited an array of talented Hollywood actors and actresses to properly portray the series. Dylan Minnette played the Clay Jensen character while Katherine Langford starred as Hannah Baker. Following the latter’s performance in the series debut season, she was nominated for a Golden Globe Award.
Other notable cast members of the widely acclaimed television show include Christain Navarro, Alisha Boe, Brandon Flynn, Justin Prentice, Miles Heizer, Ross Butler, Devin Druid, Amy Hargreaves, Derek Luke, Kate Walsh, Brian d’Arcy James, Grace Saif, Brenda Strong, and Timothy Granaderos.
13 Reasons Why Wasn’t Supposed To Be A TV Show
It may interest you to know that 13 Reasons Why was not initially planned for television. In February 2011, Universal Pictures set out to produce a film based on Jay Asher’s novel but dropped the project in favor of a planned television series by Netflix. The first season which began development in October 2015 was released on March 31, 2017.
The Journey So Far
The American series received some positive reviews from audiences and critics who praised the performances of the actors and actresses, especially that of Langford and Minnette. Netflix went ahead to renew 13 Reasons Why for a second season in May 2017 and by December that same year, filming was completed.
The second season was premiered on May 18, 2018, alongside a video that featured the cast cautioning viewers on some of the disturbing topics mentioned in the series. Barely a month after the release of the second season, Netflix ordered the development of a third season. Season three of 13 Reasons Why was released on Netflix on August 23, 2019.
The reception of the series has been divided across various lines, with the show generating quite a lot of controversy among critics and viewers. Many persons attribute the large following that 13 Reasons Why has gathered to the huge controversy that trails it.
Netflix responded to the pleas of many fans and followers of the widely acclaimed show by ordering for a new season. This, according to Netflix, will be the fourth and final season of the award-winning television series. The screenplay writers and show-runners have carefully mapped out a proper ending to the series.
The final season is expected to revolve around Jensen’s graduation from high school coupled with the events that are yet to fully unfold. Season three gave viewers a hint concerning the death of a major character. So, sorry for the spoiler but the identity of the character has been confirmed to be the character played by Justin Prentice.
We also expect that a lot of the unfinished stories will be completed in the upcoming season. Finally, there has been no official announcement from Netflix indicating the release date for the new season. However, we anticipate that the fourth and final season of 13 Reasons Why will be released sometime in the year 2020.