- 01 Jun 18
It was the most opinion-splitting TV show of 2017. Now Netflix high school drama 13 Reasons Why is back. The cast and show runners tell Ed Power why they decided to return to Liberty High and the tragic death of Hannah Baker.
Controversy continues to snap doggedly at the heels of Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why. The adaptation of Jay Asher’s 2007 YA bestseller caused a sensation on its debut last year, though its chronicling of teenage suicide was decried in some corners as irresponsibly glamorous.
Twelve months later, the surprise blockbuster is back for a hugely anticipated second season. Katherine Langford returns as Hannah Baker, the high-school student driven to take her own life. As with series one, Hannah appears in flashback – this time via the device of a legal case taken by her parents against Liberty High.
Yet rather than dwell on her passing, the focus will be on healing and renewal says show runner and series creator Brian Yorkey.