Gary Sinise Cast in Key Role for ‘13 Reason Why’s Fourth and Final Season



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The fourth and final season of Netflix‘s YA drama series 13 Reasons Why has added Gary Sinise.

The Oscar-nominated actor, known for roles in Forrest Gump, Apollo 13, Ransom and CSI: NY, has been cast in a regular role that’s expected to see him in every episode of the final season. He’ll be playing family therapist Dr. Robert Ellman, a compassionate yet no-nonsense man who endeavours to help Clay Jensen (Dylan Minnette) deal with his anxiety and depression and begin his journey of healing.



It’s going to be a big chapter for Clay and the others; the final season will find the key characters of Liberty High graduating.

“From the first moments we conceived of the role, I thought of Gary Sinise, but hardly dared to dream it might happen,” series creator Brian Yorkey said in a statement. “A consummate actor and first-rate human, Gary brings the exact combination of toughness, smarts, and heart the character needs. We’re all thrilled and honored to have him join us for this pivotal role in our final season.”

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13 Reasons Why season 3, a whodunit murder mystery looking into who killed Bryce Walker, arrived to scathing reviews on August 23. To compare, the first season has a Rotten Tomatoes score of 79%, season 2 dropped to 25%, and season 3 now has an abysmal 6%. The audience score for the latter fares better, but doesn’t get a pass with 47%. Let’s hope Sinise helps the show end on a better note.

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