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The New ’13 Reasons Why’ Season Trailer Is Out And It Looks Like They’re Killing Off A Pretty Major Character

Get ready, everyone. The controversial, zeitgeist-defining show “13 Reasons Why” is back for season 3. And although we said a permanent goodbye to Hannah Baker last season, this season it looks like we’ll be saying goodbye to someone else. 

Bryce Walker. That’s right, the psychopathic rapist and Bully No.1 of the last two seasons appears to have been laid to rest in a new trailer that just dropped Thursday. 

And according to the same trailer, the cause of his death is nothing other than murder. 

That means that “13 Reasons Why,” a show that has become infamous for its graphic depictions of teen trauma, seems to have pivoted to murder-mystery format. 

So not only have the students of Liberty High been subject to dealing with the aftermath of a classmate’s suicide, multiple rapes, and an attempted school shooting, they can now add “murder” to the list of events they’ve had to deal with. We don’t know if any school counselor in the history of school counselors would be equipped to help with so much trauma. 

As a refresher for those of you who haven’t watched (or don’t remember) the ending of Season 2, we left off with us seeing Jessica feeling newly empowered after testifying about being sexually assaulted by Bryce, seeing Hannah’s parents deciding on divorce after losing their lawsuit against the school, and seeing Clay successfully thwart Tyler’s plans to carry out a school shooting. However, we were left hanging when it came to whether or not Clay would be blamed for Tyler’s school-shooting attempt.

The new one minute and thirty-six seconds-long trailer starts with an ominous voice-over that describes the unusual circumstances for the students at Liberty High. 

A mysterious British voice addresses a man named “Deputy Sandal” (presumably the man that will be investigating Bryce’s murder”). “Here’s the thing about the kids at Liberty High,” she says. “They’re connected by their secrets. Connected and forever changed. The truth is: given the right circumstances, the right motivation, anyone could have done this.”

The “this” in question is the murder of the aforementioned Bryce Walker. 

At the end of the trailer, Bryce’s mother pleads with Bryce’s classmates to reveal any information they may know of about the circumstances surrounding his death. “If any of you know anything. Please say something.” As usual, series protagonist Clay looks internally tortured and possibly ready to combust at any moment. 

A lot is riding on the upcoming season of “Thirteen Reasons Why” after their much-criticized previous seasons.

The show, which is considered one of Netflix’s most successful series, has long been a flashpoint for critics and parents alike who believed the show sensationalized serious subjects such as rape and suicide. 

Indeed, one recent study blamed “Thirteen Reasons Why” for a spike in suicide rates among teens after the show debuted. For its part, Netflix has responded to the accusations by calling the topic “critically important” and vowing to “ensure that [they] handle this sensitive issue responsibly”.

But regardless of the controversy surrounding the series, many viewers still can’t wait to see what happens with Clay and the rest of the gang from Liberty High.

The popularity of Netflix shows is unprecedented among Gen-Z’ers. Practically all of the internet is speculating about #WhoKilledBryceWalker and sharing their theories on Twitter.

This person makes a pretty convincing argument that the newest season is a set-up for a plot twist.

This is just further evidence that the show evolved from a Public Service Announcement to “Pretty Little Liars”.

This person sums up pretty accurately what most of us feel about the third season as well as Bryce’s death:

The creators knew what they were doing when they enticed us with the murder of the television most-hated character (second to King Joffrey, of course).

Some think Bryce Walker was a victim of suicide.

It would make sense that a young man who acted out so much hate on other people would secretly have the same amount of hate directed towards himself.

Others (like many of us) is confused as to why this show is still airing when it was based on a standalone novel.

Honestly, after the thirteenth tape was played on the last season, that really should’ve been it.

As for us, we can’t wait for the newest season simply in order to comb through Twitter for the inevitable new memes the season provides. Season 3 of “13 Reasons Why” is set to premiere on August 23rd on Netflix.

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Reports Of A New Series Depicting The Life Of Frida Kahlo Has The Internet Asking All Sorts Of Questions

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Reports Of A New Series Depicting The Life Of Frida Kahlo Has The Internet Asking All Sorts Of Questions

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There are few people in this world that are as iconic as Frida Kahlo. She’s captured the minds and imaginations of generations of people from all over the world. We’ve seen her story told before, including on the big screen, but fans have long awaited a Netflix rendition of the artists unique story and now it seem like we may finally be getting what so many of us have wanted for so long.

The Frida Kahlo Corporation is developing a TV drama series based on the artist’s storied life.

Acording to a report by Deadline, the Frida Kahlo Corporation is working with a media company and famed Venezuelan composer and singer Carlos Baute to produce a drama series following the life of the iconic artist.

Frida Kahlo has inspired and influenced fans around the world and has had a major impact on the Latinx diaspora, the art world, feminism and culture as a whole. So, it seems that producers are pulling out all the stops to make sure they do right by the artist.

The series is being written by Latino talent, lead by Joel Novoa and Marilú Godinez. Novoa, who has worked on Arrow, Blood and Treasure and the feature film God’s Slave is attached to direct. The partnership will create a slate of content to celebrate the life of Frida Kahlo in different genres.

“The idea is to talk about what the books don’t,” said the writing duo in a joint statement. “The subtext behind each painting, the richness of Mexico’s 20th century and the revolution. Themes that are incredibly relevant at this unprecedented time.”

Carlos Dorado of the Frida Kahlo Corporation added, “Frida Kahlo corporation is always looking for talented people who know how to exalt the life of an icon like Frida Kahlo. In this case the professional team that has been formed is distinguished by its great professionalism, experience and most importantly the sensitivity to be able to approach a project as important and transcendental as Frida Kahlo. This high professional team will always have the support of Frida Kahlo Corporation.”

So when can we expect to see a series about one of the world’s greatest artists and feminist icons?

The team expects to start production of the series during the second half of 2021. A studio has already shown interest and the presentation of the project to the market is expected to occur in February.

“We are currently developing and writing the basis of the series and expect to be ready to present the project in the upcoming weeks,” the team said in a statement.

Also, why has it taken so long?!

Should the series find a studio and distributor, this would be the first drama series focusing on Kahlo in recent history. It’s been almost twenty years since her story was told on the big screen, when Salma Hayek portrayed the icon in the 2002 film Frida. That film went on to earn six Oscar nominations, winning for Best Makeup and Best Original Score. More recently, Kahlo was voiced by Natalia Cordova-Buckley in the Oscar-winning Pixar pic Coco. 

In addition to this, in 2019 it was announced that there would be an animated film about the painter.

But fans of the iconic feminist and artist have long hoped to see a TV series depicting her larger than life personality and role in shaping the world we live in today and it looks like we may finally get what we’ve asked for.

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New Netflix Docuseries Explores The Summer The Night Stalker Terrorized Los Angeles

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New Netflix Docuseries Explores The Summer The Night Stalker Terrorized Los Angeles

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Richard Ramirez, a.k.a. The Night Stalker, spent the summer of 1985 terrorizing Los Angeles. Ramirez murdered 13 people during his reign of terror in Southern California. Netflix’s new docuseries is exploring the crime by interviewing law enforcement and family of the victims.

“Night Stalker: The Hunt For a Serial” killer is now streaming on Netflix.

“Night Stalker: The Hunt For a Serial Killer” is the latest Netflix docuseries diving into the true crimes that have shaped American society. Richard Ramirez is one of the most prolific serial killers of all time and single-handedly terrorized Los Angeles during the summer of 1985.

Ramirez fundamentally changed Los Angeles and the people who live there. The serial killer was an opportunistic killer. He would break into homes using unlocked doors and opened windows. Once inside, he would rape, murder, rob, and assault the people inside the home.

The documentary series explores just how Ramirez was able to keep law enforcement at bay for so long. The killer did not have a standard modus operandi. His victims ran the gamut of gender, age, and race. There was no indicator as to who could be next. He also rarely used the same weapon when killing his victims. Some people were stabbed to death while others were strangled and others still were bludgeoned.

While not the first telling of Ramirez’s story, it is the most terrifying account to date.

“Victims ranged in age from 6 to 82,” director Tiller Russell told PEOPLE. “Men, women, and children. The murder weapons were wildly different. There were guns, knives, hammers, and tire irons. There was this sort of feeling that whoever you were, that anybody could be a victim and anybody could be next.”

Family members of the various victims speak in the documentary series about learning of the horror committed to them. People remember grandparents and neighbors killed by Ramirez. All the while, police followed every lead to make sure they left no stone unturned.

“Night Stalker: The Hunt For a Serial Killer” is now streaming on Netflix.

READ: Here’s How An East LA Neighborhood Brought Down One Of America’s Most Notorious Serial Killers

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