13 Reasons Why Season 2: Netflix push forward to a new season despite controversies

Despite controversies,Netflix has just renewed the 13 Reasons Why for a second season with 13 episodes, to premiere in 2018.

13 Reasons Why Season 2: Netflix’s dark mystery series 13 Reasons Why season 1 grabbed several attentions for the way it portrayed suicide, sexual assault, drunk driving and bullying. Despite controversies, the network has just renewed it for a second season with 13 episodes, to premiere in 2018.The mystery drama series is adapted by Brian Yorkey for Netflix based on 2007 best-selling novel “Thirteen Reason Why” by Jay Asher.

Netflix has just announced the renewal of the series with Singer Selena Gomez, who is the executive producer of the show shared a short clip teasing the 13 Reasons Why Season 2 with her original soundtrack. The first season grabbed tons of attention on social media, receiving mixed reviews from critics, politicians and mental health experts. It is too early for the network to reveal the plot or the release date, but the new season will deal with the aftermath of Hannah Baker’s suicide.

The second season will have Dylan Minette and Katherine Langford reprising their roles as Clay Jensen and Hannah Baker. In season one, Clay finds a mysterious box with cassette tapes in his home, where he later discovers the tapes were recorded by his classmate (and crush) Hannah Baker, who committed suicide two weeks back. The tapes reveal thirteen reasons why she ended her life. The cast also includes Kate Walsh, Brian D’Arcy James, Derek Luke, Brandon Flynn, Justin Prentice, Alisha Boe, Christian Navarro and Tommy Dorfman.

Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winner Brian Yorkey will serve as the showrunner of the 13 Reasons Why Second Season. Directed by Oscar winner Tom McCarthy, written by Yorkey, and executive produced by Gomez, Yorkey, McCarthy, Joy Gorman, Michael Sugar and Steve Golin from Anonymous Content, Kristel Laiblin and Mandy Teefey, 13 Reasons Why is produced for Netflix by Paramount Television.

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