’13 Reasons Why’ Renewed for a Second Season at Netflix

13 REASONS WHY
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Netflix’s watercooler hit “13 Reasons Why” will be back for a second season at Netflix, Variety has confirmed.

The first season of the series, based on the young adult novel of the same name, revolves around the suicide of a high school girl, Hannah, played by Katherine Langford. Dylan Minnette, Christian Navarro, Alisha Boe, Brandon Flynn, Justin Prentice, Miles Heizer, Brian d’Arcy James, and Kate Walsh also star. Season 2 will pick up in the aftermath of Hannah’s death and as the other characters’ start their complicated journeys toward healing and recovery.

The second season, which will again consist of 13 episodes, is set to debut on Netflix in 2018. Brian Yorkey will continue to serve as showrunner.

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Although Netflix doesn’t release ratings, the series became the most tweeted about show of 2017.

Critics praised the series, including Variety‘s Maureen Ryan, who called ita suspenseful tale that will keep most [viewers] engaged until the final scene fades out.” But it also sparked controversy over its graphic depictions of suicide and sexual violence, leading Netflix to add content warnings to the episodes

Season 2 will be produced for Netflix by Paramount Television. The show is also executive produced by Selena Gomez, along with Mandy Teefey, Kristel Laiblin, Joy Gorman Wettels, Michael Sugar and Steve Golin.

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  1. raj says:

    the subject touched by this series was important and common however as a show it was not good actually barely average but as always we are emotional and netflix again seize the moment and renew another show

  2. Adam says:

    Why did you spoil the first season ending in the beginning of your article, not everyone have seen it;
    this is unacceptable, Whatever happened to being professionals Variety staff?????

    • eddie willers says:

      Are you trying to be funny? The very first thing you learn in the series is that a young girl committed suicide. Then 13 episodes to show to determine why.

  3. As someone who has attempted suicide a few times during my high school years, I do not think this series glorifies suicide. I personally think it helps others, especially teens, to think twice before they say or do things. They don’t know the affect their words can have on someone.

    I also think a lot of adults can benefit from this series. Not only does it help you to see warning signs in your own children or loved ones. But, it also teaches us that we need to be kind to others. Sadly, as an adult, I see just as many adults being bullies as I do with kids. And sadly, the adults don’t just bully other adults. They often times bully children as well.

  4. May Adams says:

    A terrible show that glorifies suicide! You should be ashamed of ourself. Suicide is an epidemic among
    teens. You should encourage children who have been bullied to make a success of their life which
    is the sweetest revenge.

  5. Jimmy says:

    As much as I liked the first season this really feels like a show better left alone. The gimmick (if I can call it that) of the narrative told by the ‘dead girl’ through cassettes, keeping tension between the effect of past in the present and the cause.
    Having a conventional narrative style will automatically, in contrast, be a let down. Can’t see this season being as effective. Heading into it very cautiously.

  6. Scheduler says:

    Is it really a “water cooler” hit? Really? The asskissery of Netflix is off the charts. People talk about Trump at the water cooler (or Alec Baldwin’s portrayal). A tiny minority talk about how as women they can’t watch the Handmaid’s Tale. Months back Stranger Things had water cooler buzz. 13 Reasons? Not so much.

    Frontier is an utter turd and embarrassment by the way and Last Kingdom is Vikings on quaaludes as reimagined by the BBC. The El Chapo show is grade z garbage on a shoe string budget.

    The Crown is amazing however.

    • Jimmy says:

      Maybe not “water cooler” talk but the modern version, “social media buzz”. I think it was Netflix’s highest trending show or something like that on Twitter ??

      • Claire says:

        Pretty Little Liars amassed the same number of tweets in a month last year. So if there’s any correlation between tweets and viewership, Netflix has a Pretty Little Liars level hit.

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