Despite the lukewarm reception to 13 Reasons Why‘s recently-released second season, Netflix has officially announced that the controversial show will be returning for another season on the platform.
Produced by Paramount Television and Anonymous Content, the third season will have 13 episodes set to premiere in 2019, with the series’ creator Brian Yorkey still serving as showrunner, and executive producer alongside Joy Gorman, Mandy Teefey, Kristel Laiblin, Tom McCarthy, Steve Golin and Selena Gomez.
The show’s original lead character Hannah Baker will not be coming back, however, since portraying actress Katherine Langford recently revealed the second season will be her last.
“As most of you know @13reasonswhy was my first ever job and I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to tell Hannah’s story so fully in season 1, and to be asked back for a season 2” Langford wrote on Instagram.
“This show will always be a special part of my life, and regardless of whether Hannah is there or not, I know that I will continue to strive to do work that is meaningful and has a positive impact – whether that be in film, music, or any other form of art”.