Spoiler alert: This article contains spoilers for 13 Reasons Why Season 2.
Netflix's 13 Reasons Why veered away from its source material for its second season, but now that the teen drama has been renewed for Season 3, there is still plenty of story still left to tell. A 13-episode third season of 13 Reasons Why will premiere in 2019, according to Deadline. But Katherine Langford, who played main character Hannah Baker in the show's first two seasons, won't be a part of the cast when the new season starts filming later this year.
While Hannah's story is done, there are plenty more loose ends that need to be tied up now that 13 Reasons Why is moving past the events in Jay Asher's YA novel of the same name. Brian Yorkey, the show runner of 13 Reasons Why, recently told reporters that "what happened to Hannah will always be the first clause of the story." But for season 3, the stories of the other characters will now be the focus.
"We're following the stories of these characters," the 13 Reasons Why showrunner told The Hollywood Reporter. "I always think there's more story to tell, but...if there is a future for the show, to me, it's about these characters, and not necessarily a new set of reasons or a new set of tapes."
In Season 2, there was no justice for the late Hannah Baker when her rapist, Bryce (Justin Prentice), received a punishment of a mere three months of probation and a football-free future. The season also ended with the revelation that Bryce' girlfriend Chloe (Anne Winters) is pregnant, which makes her loyalty to him a little more understandable.