Netflix ‘13 Reasons Why’ Confirms Season 2 With First Teaser
Amid critical praise and affecting subject material, fans of Netflix’s book-adapted 13 Reasons Why have been uncertain of a potential second season. The 2007 Jay Asher novel has no sequel, nor does the central conceit of a teenage girl’s suicide lend itself to expansion, but 13 Reasons Why Season 2 is now confirmed by a first teaser.
Netflix announced Sunday that another thirteen episodes of the breakout series would arrive in 2018, despite the first season largely finishing the events of the original novel. Additionally, TVLine reports that Pulitzer Prize-winner Brian Yorkey will take over as showrunner from Diana Son.
Watch the first teaser:
Netflix says Season 2 “picks up in the aftermath of Hannah Baker’s death and the start of the characters’ complicated journeys toward healing and recovery.” For those who missed out on the first season, which Yorkey adapted from Jay Asher’s 2007 novel, the story follows the aftermath of Hannah Baker (Katherine Langford)’s suicide, in which numerous tapes are delivered to friends and associates she considers a reason behind her death.
Reaction to the series has been so strong, Netflix even opted to place additional trigger-warnings around episodes regarding the subject material.
It remains unclear exactly how 13 Reasons Why Season 2 will continue the story, but in the meantime, all episodes are available on Netflix.