13 More Episodes of 13 Reasons Why Are Coming

Netflix announces season 2 is a go
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted May 7, 2017 2:33 PM CDT
This image released by Netflix shows Katherine Langford in a scene from the series, "13 Reasons Why," about a teenager who commits suicide.    (Beth Dubber/Netflix via AP)
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(Newser) – Netflix has renewed the watercooler hit 13 Reasons Why for a second season. The streaming service announced Sunday that it has picked up the series revolving around the suicide of high schooler Hannah Baker. Season two will debut on Netflix next year, and Deadline reports it will begin "in the aftermath of [Hannah's] death and the start of the characters' complicated journeys toward healing and recovery." The second season will also be 13 episodes long, reports the AP.

While Netflix doesn't release ratings information, 13 Reasons Why has proven a conversation-starting drama. Some have criticized the show for glorifying suicide, which led to Netflix adding an additional warning ahead of the series. The Selena Gomez-produced show is based on Jay Asher's young adult best-seller. The show's creators insist it doesn't glamorize suicide; more from them here. (Read more Netflix stories.)

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