Netflix has announced the premiere date for the final season of 13 Reasons Why as Friday, June 5. The beloved drama is coming to a close with its fourth season, and there are still lots of questions to answer. The final season will include 10 episodes to wrap it all up.
Fans also have a brand new teaser trailer to get them ready as the controversial Netflix show nears its end. On Monday, the streaming platform posted a video of several behind-the-scenes clips, including table reads, set tours and actual footage from the show. The unusual trailer just goes to show how dedicated the 13 Reasons Why fandom is and how emotionally charged the show's subject matter can be. The ending is now less than a month away.
The video includes footage of the cast members tearing up as they read through the final scripts, hugging each other and saying emotional goodbyes to the show. They have spent three seasons as traumatized student body of the fictional Liberty High School, and fans have watched their journey play out as well.
Season 4 of 13 Reasons Why is expected to focus largely on Bryce's death and how the other students handle it. The season's logline reads: "In the series' final season, Liberty High School's Senior Class prepares for graduation. But before they say goodbye, they'll have to keep a dangerous secret buried and face heartbreaking choices that could impact their futures forever."
Back in 2017, 13 Reasons Why began as the story of Hannah Baker (Katherine Langford), a high school girl who died by suicide and left a mysterious string of clues for her best friend, Clay Jensen (Dylan Minnette) to follow and discover why. The show was adapted from a novel called Thirteen Reasons Why, written by Jay Asher, but has since surpassed the ending of the book and continued the story from there.
Some critics have taken issue with 13 Reasons Why's subject matter and the show's handling of it. The series includes graphic depictions of suicide and sexual assault, including some that were made to look even more graphic than they did in the book. Others argued that the story was better suited to a print medium, and the visual aspect over-dramatized a sensitive subject.
Despite the controversy, 13 Reasons Why has become a big hit for Netflix, surviving longer than many other original series like it. The show's finale has the expectations of a die-hard fandom to live up to. The final 10 episodes of 13 Reasons Why premiere on Friday, June 5 on Netflix.