Langford Won’t Return To “13 Reasons Why”

Netflix hasn’t confirmed whether its teen suicide drama “13 Reasons Why” will get a third season, but if it does it will be without its female lead Katherine Langford who played Hannah Baker.

Baker’s suicide serves as the catalyst of the show’s first season, with the character unexpectedly returning as a restless spirit in the second. Speaking with EW, Langford says:

“For me, we told Hannah’s story so fully in Season 1. In a way, doing that scene in episode 13 [of Season 2], I’ve so often referred to it as it was the hardest scene because it’s the scene where I had to let her go. I think coming back this season was challenging because it was playing her but not really her.

It was kind of like being in purgatory for Season 2, and then being able to officially say goodbye to her. It definitely felt like time. For me, letting Hannah go was in Season 1; Season 2 was for Clay to let her go. It was being able to assist Clay on that journey.”

The second season of “13 Reasons Why,” currently streaming on Netflix, has scored weak reviews with complaints centering mostly around the return of Hannah which was seen as unnecessary.

Source: Deadline