Netflix Renews ’13 Reasons Why’ For a Third Season

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“13 Reasons Why” was renewed for a third season on Netflix, the streaming company announced on Wednesday.

The third season, which will debut in 2019, will consist of 13 episodes. Brian Yorkey will return as showrunner, with Joy Gorman, Mandy Teefey, Kristel Laiblin, Tom McCarthy, Steve Golin and Selena Gomez returning as executive producers.

The renewal of the controversial teen drama comes weeks after it debuted its second season, which premiered May 18.

The first season of the drama received both praise and criticism for its graphic depiction of teen suicide. During the second season, a scene in which Devin Druid’s character Tyler is violently sexually assaulted in a bathroom with a mop handle was met with controversy.

Viewers of the show were divided on that scene: Some say that showing a sexual assault in such graphic detail is too disturbing, while others say it needs to be shown to portray the pain that some teenagers experience. For his part, Yorkey defended the scene.

The show is produced by Paramount Television and Anonymous Content for Netflix.

Watch Netflix’s announcement video on the show’s twitter account below.

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