Season two of the hit television show, which is due to return in 2018, is going to pick up where the first season left off: at Hannah Baker’s suicide.
Netflix officially greenlit the second season of 13 Reasons Why.
The popular drama is returning for their sophomore run next year, and will consist of 13 more hour-long episodes, as Brian Yorkey will continue on as the show-runner, learned The Hollywood Reporter.
According to Netflix’s logline, the second season plans to “pick up in the aftermath of Hannah Baker’s death and the start of the characters’ complicated journeys toward healing and recovery.”
After the finale of season one resulted in more questions, in addition to a cliffhanger, the creator of the series, Brian Yorkey, confirmed that Hannah’s story is long from over.
‘One of the things that is a fundamental element of our show is the weaving of past and the present,’ Yorkey said to The Hollywood Reporter.
‘Hannah’s story is still very much not finished. She’s an integral part of whatever the next chapter of the story is, and she’s very much still at the centre of it.’
Along the same line as Yorkey’s comments, Katherine Langford, the actress playing Hannah, previously predicted a second season.
‘There’s definitely more story to tell,’ she stated. ‘It would be cool to continue the dialogue of this story. There are so many cliffhangers at the end of the season.’
The show, which is an adaptation of a young adult book written by Jay Asher in 2007, was criticized by multiple mental health groups and celebrities.
Netflix has responded by adding some on-screen warnings to the show before viewers get to stream the content.
‘There has been a tremendous amount of discussion about our series 13 Reasons Why,’ show-runners stated to the Hollywood Reporter.
‘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.
‘Moving forward, we will add an additional viewer warning card before the first episode as an extra precaution for those about to start the series and have also strengthened the messaging and resource language in the existing cards for episodes that contain graphic subject matter.’