Netflix had removed the litigious suicide scene from popular teenage drama 13 Reasons Why season 1. The controversial scene became a moot issue as it displayed the suicide of the lead character, Hannah (Katherine Langford). As a matter of fact,t the whole drama revolved around Hannah’s death plus the tapes she left behind to reveal the causes of her suicide.
Netflix Explains The Reason
The Netflix Authorities, however, has a clear cut explanation for this editing.
We’ve heard from many young people that 13 Reasons Why encouraged them to start conversations about difficult issues like depression and suicide and get help — often for the first time. As we prepare to launch Season 3 later this summer, we’ve been mindful about the ongoing debate around the show. So on the advice of medical experts, including Dr. Christine Moutier, chief medical officer at the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, we’ve decided with creator Brian Yorkey and the producers to edit the scene in which Hannah takes her own life from Season 1.
Researchers Blame Netflix For The Suicide Scenes In 13 Reason Why Season 1
Unfortunately, the study conducted by the National Institute of Health (NIH) highlights a responsible portrayal of suicide by the media. It, in fact, disclosed that the suicide rate among the teenagers increased by 30% in April 2017, the month after 13 Reasons Why landed on the streaming. This is, perhaps, the highest increase ever recorded in suicide cases. Thus, this provides a valid reason for critics to blame Netflix.
That three-minute sequence showcased Hannah opening up her arms in a bathtub. She, eventually, killed herself, and was later found by her mother.
Consequently, the scene is edited in the last episode of the series’ first season, two years after its release. The renewed version no longer shows Hannah committing suicide. The girl, instead, approached her parents for a practical resolution.
’13 Reasons Why’, A Teenage Series On Netflix Is Reaching Season 3
Netflix is all set to present the third season of the original 2017 show which will be released later this summer. The show addresses grave issues including sexual assault and suicide. 13 Reason Why, in fact, was the most-tweeted-about show of 2017, due to the sparking graphic suicide scenes.
The season three’s announcement teaser video confirmed that it would arrive somewhere in 2019.
— 13 Reasons Why (@13ReasonsWhy) June 6, 2018
The Upcoming Season Of Thirteen Reasons Why
The West Sonoma County Union High School District board has also approved a third licensing agreement. This agreement with Paramount Pictures allows filming the season 3 scenes of 13 Reasons why at Analy High School.
Most likely, the main cast, including Christian Navarro (Tony Padilla), Justin Prentice (Bryce Walker), Brandon Flynn (Justin Foley) and Alisha Boe (Jessica Davis) will join the third season. Moreover, Katherine Langford will reprise her Hannah Baker’s role. The actress was there in season 2 despite her suicidal demise in season 1.