Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why is almost at the finish line. On Monday the streamer revealed that its hit teen series will premiere its fourth and final season on June 5, bringing the once-polarizing drama to a close. Netflix made the announcement by sharing a teaser video of the cast during the show’s final table read, an emotional, tear-filled event.
“I will never forget this experience for the rest of my life, so thank you,” Alisha Boe, who plays Jessica, told the cast and crew.
Season four of the series, created by Brian Yorkey, will revolve around the Liberty High School seniors as they get ready to graduate, all while holding on to a dark, buried secret. Season three, which had a complicated moral message, revolved around the death of Bryce (Justin Prentice), the high school bully who raped Hannah in season one.
The show has come a long way from its explosive first season, which generated heaps of controversy after showing its main character, Hannah, dying by suicide.
The scene was extremely explicit and instantly raised concerns about copycat suicides—causing many to ask why Netflix didn’t put some sort of viewer advisory warning at the top of the episode. (One was added after the series premiered.)
Two years after the show was first released, Yorkey and Netflix ultimately decided to edit the episode and remove the graphic death scene altogether.