Netflix Cuts Suicide Scene from “13 Reasons Why” Season 1

Netflix Cuts Hannah Baker Suicide Scene from “13 Reasons Why” Season 1

2 years after the first season of 13 Reasons Why hit on Netflix, and on the tails of the upcoming third season, the streaming platform has decided to edit out a graphic scene from the finale.

Netflix “13 Reasons Why”: Hannah Baker
Netflix “13 Reasons Why”: Hannah Baker

Netflix revealed that they have talked with medical experts, as well as the creator of the show, Brian Yorkey, and they have decided to remove the scene where Hannah takes her life in S1E13.

"We’ve heard from many young people that 13 Reasons Why encouraged them to start conversations about difficult issues like depression and suicide and get help — often for the first time," Netflix said. "As we prepare to launch Season 3 later this summer, we’ve been mindful about the ongoing debate around the show."

The scene features Katherine Langford's Hannah dying by suicide. The moment is long and graphic, but it has now been removed so that her death is portrayed by her parents finding her in the tub.

The show's creator, Brian Yorkey, also expressed his reasoning for removing the seen in a statement.

13 reasons why creator: Brian Yorkey
13 reasons why creator: Brian Yorkey 

"It was our hope, in making 13 Reasons Why into a television show, to tell a story that would help young viewers feel seen and heard and encourage empathy in all who viewed it, much as the bestselling book did before us," he said. "Our creative intent in portraying the ugly, painful reality of suicide in such graphic detail in Season 1 was to tell the truth about the horror of such an act, and make sure no one would ever wish to emulate it, but as we ready to launch Season 3, we have heard concerns about the scene… and have agreed with Netflix to re-edit it."

"No one scene is more important to the life of the show, and its message that we must take better care of each other," he said. "We believe this edit will help the show do the most good for the most people while mitigating any risk for especially vulnerable young viewers."
The tweets also included a link to, a site for anyone who needs help finding suicide prevention resources.

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