The hit Netflix series ’13 Reasons Why’ will be back for a second season on Netflix, it has been confirmed.
Season one of the series was well received by both fans and critics and it quickly gained attention on social media. The first season followed teenager Clay Jensen go through 13 tapes from classmate and friend Hannah Baker, who committed suicide two weeks earlier. On the tapes, Hannah explains the reasons she decided to end her life.
The series deals with teen suicide, bullying, drunk driving and rape in graphic detail. It also drew sharp criticism from mental health experts, who say the show could be a risk factor for those with suicidal thoughts.
“There has been a tremendous amount of discussion about our series 13 Reasons Why,” Netflix said in a statement Monday. “While many of our members find the show to be a valuable driver for starting important conversation with their families, we have also heard concern from those who feel the series should carry additional advisories.”
The news was confirmed when the show’s official Twitter account released a promotional video, confirming a second season.
— 13 Reasons Why (@13ReasonsWhy) May 7, 2017
Netflix says the second season of the show “picks up in the aftermath of Hannah Baker’s (Katherine Langford) death and the start of the characters’ complicated journeys toward healing and recovery.”
The show will continue to be produced by Selena Gomez, along with Mandy Teefey, Kristel Laiblin, Joy Gorman Wettels, Michael Sugar and Steve Golin.
13 Reasons Why will return to Netflix in 2018.