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Netflix defends renewing 13 Reasons Why, but Twitter is no longer here for it
People aren’t here for it.

13 REASONS WHY debuted in March of last year, and quickly became one of the most tweeted-about TV shows of all time.

Based on the 2007 novel Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher, the Netflix show courted controversy for its depiction of teen life, mental illness, and suicidal ideation.

The backlash, however, didn’t prevent the launch of the show’s second season, and in recent days Netflix executive, Cindy Holland, defended the decision to make a third season.

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Having confirmed on June 6 that 13 Reasons Why will be returning for a third season, Cindy used her platform at the Television Critics Association summer press tour to elaborate on the motivation to launch another season.

Look, it’s a controversial show from the beginning. Honestly, the biggest consideration was, is there more story to be told and what is that story?

Focusing on the story’s arc, Cindy explained that a third season was required in order to do justice to the characters created by scriptwriters and portrayed by a dedicated cast.

We had a very thoughtful conversation about the fact that we needed to see how these characters move on, to the extent to which they move on, following Jessica through her journey of recovery following that kind of trauma. We felt we owed it to the characters as much as to the fans.

The second season of the show was subject to a cancellation campaign from moral values group Parents Television Council, who railed against the show’s depiction of school violence and sexual assault.

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The news has had a pretty negative response on Twitter, with most viewers arguing that it’s time to draw a line under the show.


The third season of the show will be available to stream in 2019.

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