Still cooling off from it’s initial controversial run, Netflix has decided to give 13 Reasons Why a renewed. The renewal was announced via the Twitter page & via Serena Gomez on Instagram.
The series revolves around a high school student, Clay Jensen, and another student, Hannah Baker, who committed suicide after suffering a series of demoralizing circumstances, brought on by select individuals at her school. A box of cassette tapes recorded by Hannah before her suicide details thirteen reasons why she ended her life.
The show picked up steam due to controversy over its portrayal of suicide and self-harm, causing Netflix to add strong advisory warnings prior to the first episode. School psychologists and educators have raised alarm about the series. The superintendent of Palm Beach County, Florida schools, reportedly told parents that their schools had seen an increase in suicidal and self-harm behavior from students, and that some of those students “have articulated associations of their at-risk behavior to the 13 Reasons Why Netflix series.”
Cheek out the tweet announcing the renewal below.
— 13 Reasons Why (@13ReasonsWhy) May 7, 2017
No release date for the second season was released.