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Netflix confirms release date for final series of 13 Reasons Why

The series will come to an end in June.

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13 Reasons Why (David Moir/Netflix)

13 Reasons Why (David Moir/Netflix)

13 Reasons Why (David Moir/Netflix)

The cast of 13 Reasons Why embrace and wipe away tears in a behind-the-scenes video ahead of the final series of the hit Netflix show.

The controversial drama – about a group of teenagers at Liberty High – will come to a close with the final episodes launching on the streaming service on June 5.

The video reveals very little about the plot of the final series, but does show footage from scenes at senior prom – as well as footage of the final table read and the last day on set.

It also shows star Dylan Minnette embracing his co-stars.

Among the returning cast members are Alisha Boe, Brandon Flynn, Miles Heizer, Brenda Strong, Amy Hargreaves, Josh Hamilton, and Mark Pellegrino.

The synopsis for the series says: “In the series’ final season, Liberty High School’s senior class prepares for graduation. But before they say goodbye, they’ll have to keep a dangerous secret buried and face heartbreaking choices that could impact their futures forever.”

The series has made headlines since it first launched, and its depiction of the suicide of Hannah Baker (played by Katherine Langford) came in for criticism.

Netflix ultimately removed a scene depicting the graphic suicide of Baker from the first season, and the streaming giant said in a statement that it had decided to edit the scene “on the advice of medical experts”.

At the time of its release, the streaming service had defended its decision to include the scene, which came with a warning for viewers that it “may not be suitable for younger audiences”.

Following the initial backlash, Netflix added information about crisis helplines.

PA