It's official: '13 Reasons Why' picked up for Season 2

Netflix has renewed 13 Reasons Why for Season 2, just over a month after the buzzy teen drama premiered online.

Mashable has confirmed that the show will return for 13 more episodes in 2018, and Brian Yorkey will continue to serve as showrunner. Season 2 “picks up in the aftermath of Hannah Baker’s death and the start of the characters’ complicated journeys toward healing and recovery,” per Netflix’s logline. 

Fans suspected that the drama was heading for a Season 2 pickup after it emerged that 13 Reasons star Ross Butler would be unavailable to film Season 2 of Riverdale (in which he’d appeared as a recurring character during Season 1) because of a prior commitment to another project that Butler couldn’t discuss at the time.

Mashable came up with several excellent reasons why 13 Reasons shouldn’t get a second season, but both the cast and author Jay Asher, who penned the novel that the series is based on, were rooting for a continuation.

13 Reasons Why has drawn criticism for its graphic depiction of suicide, prompting Netflix to add additional content warnings to the show in the wake of the controversy. Despite this, the series clearly struck a chord with viewers, breaking records to become the most-tweeted-about show in Netflix history.

The Hollywood Reporter first broke the news of the renewal.

A premiere date for Season 2 has yet to be announced.

If you want to talk to someone or are experiencing suicidal thoughts, text the Crisis Text Line at 741-741 or call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. Here is a list of international resources. 

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