13 Reasons Why season 4 will only have 10 episodes

14 May 2020, 12:54

Netflix announce 13 Reasons Why season 4 release date

Sam  Prance

By Sam Prance

The final season of 13 Reasons Why will be the Netflix series' shortest season yet.

13 Reasons Why showrunner Brian Yorkey has opened up about the last season of the show and why it's shorter than usual.

Earlier this week (May 11), Netflix announced that 13 Reasons Why season 4 will come out worldwide on June 5th 2020. This means that we are just days away from finding out how the story of Clay, Jessica, Justin, Tony, Alex, Zach, Tyler, Ani, Monty, Bryce and, of course, Hannah ends. Not to mention, we'll finally learn if Alex does actually get away with Bryce's murder.

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Brian Yorkey has now revealed that season 4 of the Netflix series will only consist of 10 episodes and he's explained why.

13 Reasons Why season 4 will only have 10 episodes
13 Reasons Why season 4 will only have 10 episodes. Picture: Netflix

Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, Brian said: "It served the story better and 10 episodes ended up being the sweet spot for us. I think 10 episodes is a nice length for a season. I was adamant going into season 2 that it had to be 13 because the show's called 13 Reasons Why but at this point, heading into season 4, it's the right number, you'll see that when we get to the end."

Brian also revealed why the show is ending. "Somewhere in the midst of making season 2, I got to a place where it felt like a four-season story. I'm always a little bit suspicious of high school shows that go beyond four seasons because high school is four years long. And it felt like bringing these characters to their graduation felt like the logical ending point."


As to what will happen, Brian teased that Winston will play a big role. "Certainly we saw at the end of season 3 that Winston can alibi Monty. He is going to be trying to find out what really happened and in his own way get some sort of justice and closure for Monty, who he only had brief encounters with but we'll find meant a lot to him."

Bring on season 4!