It’s official! 13 Reasons Why season 3 is set to premiere in 2019. While fans are excited to see what will happen to the students of Liberty High School, many are wondering if Hannah Baker will return to the series.
Netflix has given the green light for another season of the teen drama, 13 Reasons Why. After two seasons, Clay Jensen and the gang will be returning to Netflix. The series has been famous for tackling sensitive but timely issues about depression, suicide, sexual harassment, and rape.
Still coping with the suicide in season one, the new 13 Reasons Why episodes are expected to focus more on the rest of the cast. The focus will now be on Clay Jensen (Dylan Minnette), Jessica Davis (Alisha Boe), Justin Foley (Brandon Flynn), Bryce Walker (Justin Prentice), Alex Standall (Miles Heizer), and Zach Dempsey (Ross Butler). This leads fans to wonder if Netflix will bring Katherine Langford’s Hannah Baker back to season 3.
Will Hannah Baker return to 13 Reasons Why Season 3?
The first season of 13 Reasons Why was based on the novel of the same title by Jay Asher. Although Hannah’s life ended in the first run of the show, Netflix was still able to come up with a compelling plot for season 2 — still with Hannah in it, even though she already died in season one. However, with that chapter already closed, will Langford’s character still return to season 3?
It’s too early to say whether or not Hannah will make an appearance on the show. She may return in flashbacks, but new scenes with her seem unlikely. After all, Langford has already bid her farewell to the character on Instagram.
In a May 26 post, the actress shared that while she loved her character, she is ready to let go.
“‘Hannah…I love you…and I let you go’ Those are the words I was able to say six months ago, and now can finally share with you,” the 22-year-old actress shared on social media.
Langford then proceeded to thank everyone who helped her tell Hannah’s story. She also promised fans that there are “a lot coming up this next year.”
While the Australian actress has left her role, the rest of the 13 Reasons Why cast still wants Hannah back. In an interview with Miles Heizer, the star said Langford will always have a place in the show. Especially since the story started with her.
“It kind of started with her and she plays such a big part, even when she’s not in the show, we’re still kind of handling her story — a lot of us…I’d love to see her back always. I love Katherine,” Heizer told ET.
While nothing has been officially confirmed as to who will be returning, Netflix has already released a 13 Reasons Why season 3 trailer which you can watch below.