It’s confirmed – Netflix’s hit show “13 Reasons Why” (stylised as “TH1RTEEN R3ASONS WHY”) is getting a 2nd season!
The drama, which controversially centres on teen suicide, took to Twitter to announce the news. The tweet features a short clip with the caption, “The story isn’t over. Season 2 of #13ReasonsWhy is coming.”
— 13 Reasons Why (@13ReasonsWhy) May 7, 2017
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the drama will return in 2018 and like the 1st season, it will consist of 13 episodes. As Netflix puts it, season 2 “picks up in the aftermath of Hannah Baker’s (played by Katherine Langford) death and the start of the characters’ complicated journeys toward healing and recovery.”
With Brian Yorker staying on as showrunner, the upcoming show will also see the the return of the main cast – Dylan Minnette, Christian Navarro, Alisha Boe, Ross Butler, Brandon Flynn, Justin Prentice, Miles Heizer, Brian d’Arcy James, and Kate Walsh.
Based on Jay Asher’s 2007 best-selling young adult novel of the same name, the title refers to the 13 reasons why a high school girl named Hannah Baker decided to end her life. While the show was well-received by viewers, it was criticised for its graphic depictions of suicide and sexual violence. Some critics even claimed that it glorifies the idea of suicide, making it dangerous for teenagers to watch.
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