Are you happy about the 13 Reasons Why renewal? Deadline reports Netflix boss Reed Hastings is defending the streaming service’s decision to renew the controversial TV show for a third season.
The teen drama centers on the aftermath of a high school student’s suicide. The cast includes Katherine Langford, Dylan Minnette, Katherine Langford, Kate Walsh, Derek Luke, Brandon Flynn, Justin Prentice, Alisha Boe, Christian Navarro, Miles Heizer, Ross Butler, Devin Druid, and Amy Hargreaves.
Recently, Netflix boss Reed Hastings said he supports the company’s decision to renew 13 Reasons Why for a third season despite concerns from groups like the Parents Television Council about the series’ graphic depictions of self-harm and sexual violence:
13 Reasons Why has been enormously popular and successful. It’s engaging content. It is controversial. But nobody has to watch it.”
PTC president, Tim Winter, responded with the following statement:
[Hastings] is ostensibly proclaiming that financial gain for Netflix trumps the real-life consequences of his programming. Is that what Mr. Hastings and Netflix stand for in today’s world of #MeToo, whereby women who are sexually harassed in the workplace are told ‘nobody has to work here?’ Is that his opinion on marketing tobacco to children, or for other dangerous products that enter the stream of commerce and cause injury or death, that ‘nobody needs to buy it?’”
What do you think? Do you watch 13 Reasons Why? Will you watch season three?