Hannah Baker

What made Katherine Langford leave 13 Reasons Why | Check out the details

New Netflix series 13 Reasons Why released season 2 on May 18, 2018. Katherine Langford plays the role of Hannah Baker. Just with in a few weeks of the release of 13 Reasons Why Season 2, Katherine Langford has given hints that she will not be on the probable 3rd installment.

Hannah Baker
Katherine Langford

Katherine Langford

She is an Australian actor born in Perth on April 29, 1996. She appeared in some independent films like Story of Miss Oxygen, Imperfect Quadrant and Daughter before fetching the role of Hannah Baker in the the hit Netflix series 13 Reasons Why. The interesting thing about the audition is that the entire audition was taken through skype and she only had 10 days to get her visa as she had never worked in the US before this. She has mesmerized the audience with her performance in 13 Reasons Why. She plays the role of Hannah Baker a troubled teenager who killed herself and left 7 tapes which had 13 Reasons Why she killed herself on them. She also starred in the 13 Reasons Why Season 2 as a ghost who helps Clay Jenson in finding out who was responsible for her suicide. She received the Golden Globe, MTV Movie Award, Satellite Award for best Actress Television Drama Series for her role in 13 Reasons Why.

13 Reasons Why Season 3

With 13 Reasons Why Season 2 concluding with an open ending, there have been rumors of a Season 3. Check out 13 Reasons Why Season 2 review here. 

We are not yet sure what the Season 3 is going to look like but one thing is for sure that it will definitely not have Hannah Baker in it. Katherine Langford confirmed that she won’t be returning for a possible 3rd season of the franchise. In a post she published on Instagram she wrote ” Hannah, I love you… and I let you go”. According to the post she wrote this 6 months ago but was finally able to share with you only after Season 2 was released. She proudly mentioned that 13 Reasons Why was her first job, and how lucky she was to have portrayed the role of Hannah Baker. She further mentioned that she is grateful to have been able to tell Hannah’s story in Season 1 and to be asked back for Season 2. A lot of new content is coming next year and Katherine Langford is soon going to reveal details.

It sounds like a sad goodbye from Katherine Langford but the important thing is that she didn’t exactly mention that she is not going be on the next Season. But this post doesn’t give too much hope.

The interesting thing is that even though Katherine’s character committed suicide she came back in 13 Reasons Why Season 2. She also interacted with some of the cast as a ghost. The cast also did wonders with their performances. Check out the cast here.

Katherine Langford recently said in an interview that it was a great challenge to play Hannah’s role and the hardest scene was in episode 13 when she really had to let her go. When she was asked to come back for Season 2 she was really excited but this role was even more difficult as she had to reprise a role that is filtered through other people ‘s eyes. It also required a lot of trust to portray such a role in Season 2.


Whether Katherine Langford will return or not, it is a question only the show directors can answer. The Season 1 was based on the book with the same title. The storyline of Season 3 is not yet decided but one thing is for sure it will be a show worth watching.


Dipinder Kathuria
Poet in the body of an engineer. In Canada since 2015, right now working as a supply chain professional at a hospital. Travelled most of India, lived in the UK for some time. Lived in an engineering hostel for 2 years so have a lot of fun stories.

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