13 Reasons Why season 4 confirmed, set as final season

13 Reasons Why season 4 has been made official by Netflix, setting up what will serve as the final run for the series.

Indeed, while the series just released the trailer for its anticipated third season, 13 Reasons Why will soon run out of reasons to cite, with a finish line now firmly on the horizon for its now-confirmed fourth season. While the number of season 4 episodes were not confirmed, the show typically runs 13 episodes, with the upcoming season 3 being no exception. The final frame will see the series remain under creator/showrunner/EP Brian Yorkey.

While 13 Reasons Why – a TV adaptation of Jay Asher’s book of the same name – set its handprint firmly in the cement of recent pop culture, notably due to its controversial teen-suicide-related content, the show’s imminent ending is hardly surprising. After all, season 2 saw the exit of star Katherine Langford, whose character, Hannah Baker, posthumously left a series of videos explaining the (titular) 13 reasons for her suicide. Indeed, while the typically spendthrift Netflix has – for the first time since its meteoric rise – found itself having to tighten its budget and cancel some shows, one might consider that the thing on which the show’s title was based no longer appears to be a prominent part of its premise, limiting its shelf life.

Consequently, season 3 will see the show move on to a new subject, the mysterious death of character Bryce Walker (Justin Prentice); a move that essentially takes the headline-generating topical series into a morosely surreal Riverdale­-style direction. Thus, after a retooling of that caliber, the idea of season 4 serving as the end makes sense.

Season 4’s lineup was not revealed, but season 3 focuses on characters Clay (Dylan Minnette), Tyler (Devin Druid), Tony (Christian Navarro), Jessica (Alisha Boe), Zach (Ross Butler), Alex (Miles Heizer) and Justin (Justin Foley). They will be joined by cast members Justin Prentice, Amy Hargreaves, Timothy Granaderos, Steven Weber, Brenda Strong, Grace Saif and Anne Winters. It will be interesting to see who makes it to season 4.

We’ll keep you updated on 13 Reasons Why season 4 as the news arrives. In the meantime, season 3 is set to arrive on Netflix on August 23.

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