13 Reasons Why Season 4: Is this really the end for the show?

13 Reasons Why season 4 -- Cr. DAVID MOIR/NETFLIX © 2020
13 Reasons Why season 4 -- Cr. DAVID MOIR/NETFLIX © 2020 /

13 Reasons Why Season 4: Is this really the end for the show?

13 Reasons Why Season 4 marks the end of one of Netflix’s most popular — and most controversial — teen drama series. When the series first debuted, no one could stop talking about it.

Whether it was because of the source material, the book written by Jay Asher was very popular in its own right, Selena Gomez’s endorsement, the rather emotionally manipulative protagonist, Katherine Langford, or the graphic suicide scene that caused a serious discussion about content warning on the streaming service, 13 Reasons Why consistently made headlines.

The now infamous suicide scene was eventually removed from the show but it was far from the only disturbing moment in a series plagued by trauma.

13 Reasons Why Season 4: Could there be more episodes in the future?

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That said, many people are said that 13 Reasons Why Season 4 is the end of the road.  But is it really? We all know that we’re living in an era where reboots, remakes, and long-lost sequels are a driving force in Hollywood.

Limited series rarely remain limited. Finales are not as “final” as they once were. Shows come back all the time.

So while 13 Reasons Why Season 4 has been advertised as the end and written that way, is it really?

Unfortunately, at least for the time being, it does seem like this is truly the grand finale. Showrunner Brian Yorkey chatted with Entertainment Weekly about the series and said that somewhere around season two, he began to envision the series as a four-season show.

He added that it was fitting because 13 Reasons Why is a high school show, so it’s like one season per school year.

We won’t be seeing “13 Reasons Why: The College Years,” although he did admit that he would like to “see how some of these characters do at college,” while also adding that he loved “the idea also of leaving that up to all of our imaginations and making this a four-season high school show.”

That said, in the world of television, you should never say never. Personally, I always thought the show would have done much better as an anthology series but on the other hand, there are a lot of detractors who are glad it’s wrapping up. What do you think?

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Are you glad 13 Reasons Why Season 4 is likely the end? Would you like to see the series return at some point? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

All four seasons of 13 Reasons Why are now streaming on Netflix.