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The controversial teen drama "13 Reasons Why" will end after a fourth and final season.

Netflix announced the news at the same time as it revealed the premiere date for Season 3 — August 23. The streamer also released a new trailer that spoils the big death at the center of the season.



Here's Netflix's official synopsis for Season 3:
Eight months after preventing Tyler from committing an unthinkable act at Spring Fling, Clay, Tony, Jessica, Alex, Justin, and Zach find ways to shoulder the burden of the cover-up together while helping Tyler move toward recovery. But when the aftermath of a tumultuous Homecoming game culminates in the disappearance of a football player, and Clay finds himself under police scrutiny, it’s up to a shrewd outsider to steer the group through an investigation that threatens to lay bare everyone’s deepest secrets. The stakes are raised in this riveting third season of 13 Reasons Why, as the consequences of even the most well-intended actions can alter a life forever.

The series has been controversial from the start for its raw portrayal of teen suicide, rape, and bullying. Netflix has worked to provide resources for teens and their families around those difficult topics.

But earlier this year, a study showed teen suicides spiked in the wake of the show. A few weeks ago, Netflix heavily edited Season 1's graphic suicide scene of Hannah Baker (Katherine Langford).