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13 Reasons Why: What Lies Beneath

19 May 2017 5:33 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Emily Breen

Every day we lose the best and brightest of us to suicide. Yesterday was another such day. Someone important to many of us could seemingly no longer bear to live among us. Yet suicide remains one of society’s greatest taboos. An act some still refer to as committing suicide long after the act itself ceased to be a crime. HeyUGuys is a site which celebrates creativity and the artistic vision. And arguably creative minds can be amongst the most susceptible to hopelessness. Which makes it all the more outrageous that a single show, telling a single girl’s story, should be provoking such outrage.

13 Reasons Why narrates, via thirteen cassette tapes and thirteen episodes, the cumulative pain which causes one girl – Hannah Baker (Katherine Langford) – to take her life. And leads one boy – Clay Jensen (Dylan Minnette) – to engage his heart and risk his carefully inoffensive »

- Emily Breen

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13 Reasons Why: Season Two; Netflix Teases What's to Come

11 May 2017 8:44 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Recently, Netflix announced they've renewed 13 Reasons Why for a second season. Now, showrunner Brian Yorkey has teased some season two plans to Entertainment Weekly.Based on the book by Jay Asher novel, season one of the drama series follows a group of high school students in the aftermath of their classmate Hannah Baker’s (Katherine Langford) suicide. The cast also includes Dylan Minnette, Kate Walsh, Brian D’Arcy James, Derek Luke, Brandon Flynn, Justin Prentice, Alisha Boe, Christian Navarro, Miles Heizer, Ajiona Alexus, and Tommy Dorfman.Read More… »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why picked up for second season

9 May 2017 5:45 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Scott Davis

Rejoice Netflix fans! Your latest binge-watch has been renewed and is coming back for a second season – yes, 13 Reasons Why, the huge new original series from the subscription service has been picked up for another go-round and we join you in being very, very excited!

If you have been living under a rock for the past few months, 13 Reasons Why is the adaptation of the book by Jay Asher, which was first released in 2007. The show runs for 13 episodes in season one and will do similar in season two which will pick up almost immediately after the events of those episodes and the aftermath of Hannah Baker’s death as the characters learn to recover from the tragedy.

Critics have raved about the show – The Hollywood Reporter called it “a honorably mature piece of young-adult adaptation” while Entertainment Weekly said it was “a frank, authentically affecting portrait »

- Scott Davis

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13 Reasons Why: Season Two; Netflix Announces TV Show Renewal

8 May 2017 3:54 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

As expected, Netflix has renewed its 13 Reasons Why TV show for a second season. The series' official Twitter page tweeted out the news over the weekend, with a little teaser. Watch it, below. Deadline reports that season one co-showrunner Diana Son is leaving the production and that Brian Yorkey will helm 13 Reasons Why, alone, in season two.  A television adaptation of the Jay Asher novel, 13 Reasons Why stars Dylan Minnette, Katherine Langford, Kate Walsh, Brian D’Arcy James, Derek Luke, Brandon Flynn, Justin Prentice, Alisha Boe, Christian Navarro, Miles Heizer, Ajiona Alexus, and Tommy Dorfman. Season one of the Netflix mystery crime drama followed Clay Jensen (Minnette), in the aftermath of his co-worker, crush, and classmate Hannah Baker’s (Langford) suicide.  Read More… »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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13 Reasons Why renewed for second season by Netflix

7 May 2017 12:27 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Netflix has announced that it has renewed its hit drama series 13 Reasons Why for a second season of 13 episodes, which will debut on the streaming service in 2018.

The critically acclaimed show, which is based upon the Ya novel of the same name by Jay Asher, follows a high school student  Clay Jensen (Dylan Minnette) who discovers a box of cassette tapes recorded by his crush Hannah Baker (Katherine Langford) prior to her suicide, which detail the thirteen reasons why she decided to end her life. Also featuring in the cast are Kate Walsh, Brian D’Arcy James, Derek Luke, Brandon Flynn, Justin Prentice, Alisha Boe, Christian Navarro and Tommy Dorfman.

See Also: 13 Reasons Why: Are There Any Reasons to Watch?

The second season will pick up in the aftermath of Hannah’s death, exploring the characters’ complicated journeys toward healing and recovery. »

- Gary Collinson

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In Praise of the Unflinchingly Honest Approach to Teen Suicide on 13 Reasons Why

1 May 2017 8:00 AM, PDT | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Trigger Warning: Discussions of suicide and depression below. There are also spoilers for 13 Reasons Why throughout. There's a good chance Hannah Baker is just like you. At the very least, Hannah Baker is just like someone you know; she's smart, she has a bright future ahead of herself, she has loving parents, she just wants to be liked. Maybe that's what makes the fact that Hannah Baker slices her wrists open and bleeds to death in 13 Reasons Why so difficult to swallow. Netflix's 13-episode drama, an adaptation of Jay Asher's best-selling 2007 Ya novel, follows quiet high school student Clay Jensen (Dylan Minnette) after he receives a box of 13 cassette tapes from Hannah (Katherine Langford), his classmate and crush who killed herself a few weeks earlier. "Hi, this is Hannah," she announces on the first tape. "Settle in, because I'm about to tell you the story of my life. More specifically, »

- Quinn Keaney

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13 Reasons Why: Season Two Renewal Coming for Netflix Series?

27 April 2017 2:29 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

While it's not set in stone, a second season of the 13 Reasons Why TV show is becoming more and more likely. Per Deadline the renewal should come to pass "soon." First, however, the writers have to figure how pivot the show's premise for season two.The first season of 13 Reasons Why starred Dylan Minnette, Katherine Langford, Kate Walsh, Brian D’Arcy James, Derek Luke, Brandon Flynn, Justin Prentice, Alisha Boe, Christian Navarro, Miles Heizer, Ajiona Alexus, and Tommy Dorfman. Season one of the Netflix mystery crime drama followed Clay Jensen (Minnette), in the wake of his co-worker, crush, and classmate Hannah Baker's (Langford) suicide.Read More… »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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13 Surprising Connections Between the Cast of 13 Reasons Why

26 April 2017 2:20 PM, PDT | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Image Source: Netflix The cast of 13 Reasons Why may be young, but their résumés are long. While a few stars (like Katherine Langford) are just getting into the business, many of the members of the ensemble cast have been in Hollywood for years, and they've even starred in projects together before! I started digging into their past roles, and found 13 - that wasn't planned, I swear - interesting connections. Note: I'm not including the fact that they've almost all been on some iteration of Law & Order, because you could throw a pebble out the window and hit someone who's been on Law & Order. Image Source: ABC Grey's Anatomy: Kate Walsh, Dylan Minnette, Mark Pellegrino, Wilson Cruz, and Ajiona Alexus were all on Grey's Anatomy. Walsh was a recurring character, while the others turned up as guest stars. Minnette memorably played a boy with no ears. Private Practice: Walsh's character, »

- Maggie Pehanick

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Variety TV Critics Discuss Graphic Depictions of Rape and Suicide in Netflix’s ‘13 Reasons Why’

21 April 2017 4:21 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Few shows have prompted as much conversation as “13 Reasons Why” — which seems to be part of the point of the Netflix show. It’s almost infinitely discussable, given the weightiness of the show’s topics and the varied ways in which the show met the challenges of depicting them well. It’s caused its share of controversy, but “13 Reasons Why” has also met with a number of positive responses from critics and viewers — and according to Twitter, it’s the most tweeted show of 2017.

Variety’s TV critics, Sonia Saraiya and Maureen Ryan, found themselves with lots to say about the show — but beware, this conversation touches on a number of plot points from the first season of the show. Spoilers ahead. 

Sonia Saraiya: Mo, I just finished “13 Reasons Why,” and I am messed up. That was a doozy of an ending. It might be one of the hardest things I’ve seen on television, actually »

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13 Reasons Why: Season Two? Book Author Weighs In on the Netflix Series

12 April 2017 9:53 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

13 Reasons Why just premiered at the end of March, but could there be a second season? Recently, author Jay Asher spoke with Entertainment Weekly about a possible season two for the Netflix series.Based on Asher's book of the same name, the young adult drama follows Clay Jensen (Dylan Minnette), who receives a mysterious box of tapes from his recently deceased classmate and former crush, Hannah Baker (Katherine Langford). The cast also includes Kate Walsh, Brain D’Arcy James, Derek Luke, Brandon Flynn, Justin Prentice, Alisha Boe, Tommy Dorfman and Christian Navarro.Read More… »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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You're Not Alone If You Think Mr. Porter on 13 Reasons Why Is Familiar

12 April 2017 3:00 PM, PDT | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Image Source: Netflix While the cast of 13 Reasons Why is mostly made up of relatively new or unknown actors, there's one face that probably seems really, really familiar: Mr. Porter. As one of the notorious 13 reasons high school student Hannah Baker chose to commit suicide, the Liberty High School guidance counselor interacts with many of the characters as they navigate the aftermath of Hannah's death. If you have feelings about Mr. Porter that you want to get off your chest, direct your questions to actor Derek Luke. There's a good chance you've seen the 42-year-old star before, especially if you're a fan of inspiring sports movies. In Glory Road, he pops up as Bobby Joe Hill, and in 2004's Friday Night Lights, he plays running back James "Boobie" Miles. If music-themed biopics are more your speed, you might recognize him from Notorious, where he took on the role of Sean "Puffy" Combs. »

- Quinn Keaney

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We Need to Talk About These 13 Reasons Why Fan Theories

12 April 2017 2:15 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Still reeling over the ending of 13 Reasons Why? Netflix's newest hit ended exactly how it told us it was going to end—with Hannah Baker's suicide—but it also introduced a few new threads in the aftermath of Clay having possession of the tapes. At the end of the season, Clay (Dylan Minnette) had handed the tapes over to Mr. Porter (Derek Luke), the subject of the 13th side, after recording Bryce's (Justin Prentice) confession of rape on the final blank side. And Tony (Christian Navarro) had copied the tapes onto a Usb drive, which he gave to Hannah's (Katherine Langford) parents. Even if there's not a second season, we could assume that Hannah, and hopefully Jessica (Alisha »

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’13 Reasons Why’ Cliffhangers: 7 Questions Left Unanswered in the Finale (Photos)

10 April 2017 1:09 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

There are so many questions left unanswered by the end of Netflix’s “13 Reasons Why” that fans have good reason to believe a second season could be in store. The show is based on Jay Asher’s book of the same name and follows 13 tapes made by a teenage girl who has taken her own life. Here are the seven biggest cliffhangers from Season 1. Warning: Major spoilers ensue! Will Alex survive? In the finale, principal Bolan (Steven Weber) tells school counselor Mr. Porter (Derek Luke) that Alex (Miles Heizer) has shot himself in the head and is in critical condition. »

- Ashley Boucher

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Will There Be 13 Reasons Why Season 2? Why It's Time to Let Shows Have Just One Season

10 April 2017 10:30 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

There are more than a few reasons why Netflix's 13 Reasons Why is poised for a second season. Those reasons, which all pretty much stem from the American viewing public's desire for absolute closure, involve a series of cliffhangers from the first season. Warning, spoilers if you haven't finished the series. 13 Reasons Why ended with Clay (Dylan Minnette) finally listening to all of Hannah Baker's (Katherine Langford) tapes—the 13 reasons why she killed herself—and adding a 14th tape: a confession from Bryce (Justin Prentice) admitting he raped Hannah. The original tapes found their way to Mr. Porter (Derek Luke), who was the subject of the 13th tape, but another set was given to Hannah's »

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13 Reasons Why

4 April 2017 1:10 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Network: NetflixEpisodes: Ongoing (hour)Seasons: OngoingTV show dates: March 31, 2017 — presentSeries status: Has not been cancelledPerformers include: Dylan Minnette, Katherine Langford, Kate Walsh, Brian D’Arcy James, Derek Luke, Brandon Flynn, Justin Prentice, Alisha Boe, Christian Navarro, Miles Heizer, Ajiona Alexus, and Tommy Dorfman.TV show description:A mystery crime drama based on Jay Asher's young adult novel of the same name, 13 Reasons Why follows Clay Jensen (Minnette), who is sweet, if socially reserved.After his co-worker, crush, and classmate Hannah Baker (Langford) commits suicide, Clay arrives home from school to find a package with his name on it, on his front porch.Once inside, he opens it to »

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Did 13 Reasons Why Leave You Depressed? The Stars Have a Message for You

3 April 2017 1:00 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

If you finished 13 Reasons Why then you probably feel like you need a hug, and want to give somebody a hug. Basically hugs all around. The intensely heavy teen drama from Netflix about a high school girl, Hannah Baker (Katherine Langford), who commits suicide and leaves 13 tapes for her classmates, explaining her decision, tackles a variety of subjects from rape and bullying to drug-use and school violence. Spoilers for the series, which includes Selena Gomez, her mom Mandy Teefey, Brian Yorkey and Tom McCarthy among its executive producers, follow. In the finale, Clay Jensen (Dylan Minnette) passes the 13 tapes along to the next recipient Mr. Porter (Derek Luke), skipping Bryce (Justin Prentice) after »

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’13 Reasons Why’ Review: Netflix Brings a Brutally Adult Edge to A Tale of Teen Suicide

31 March 2017 2:12 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

“Right. Hannah Baker. Sucks what happened to her.” This is how one character refers to the seismic event around which “13 Reasons Why,” now available on Netflix, revolves — but is that an accurate statement? Is Hannah Baker’s fate something that happened to her? Something she put into motion herself? Or something that was done to her?

These are the questions explored by the series, based on the novel by Jay Asher, which takes on the topic of teen suicide in a fashion so blunt that it proves legitimately difficult to watch at times.

Read More: 7 New Netflix Shows to Binge Watch in March 2017, and The Best Episodes of Each

In fact, in over four years of covering Netflix original programming, I have seen some truly horrific things, thanks to the platform’s commitment to giving its creators free reign over their content. Brutal murders, cruel rapes, nudity and violence and »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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’13 Reasons Why’ Review: Netflix Brings a Brutally Adult Edge to A Tale of Teen Suicide

31 March 2017 2:12 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

“Right. Hannah Baker. Sucks what happened to her.” This is how one character refers to the seismic event around which “13 Reasons Why,” now available on Netflix, revolves — but is that an accurate statement? Is Hannah Baker’s fate something that happened to her? Something she put into motion herself? Or something that was done to her?

These are the questions explored by the series, based on the novel by Jay Asher, which takes on the topic of teen suicide in a fashion so blunt that it proves legitimately difficult to watch at times.

Read More: 7 New Netflix Shows to Binge Watch in March 2017, and The Best Episodes of Each

In fact, in over four years of covering Netflix original programming, I have seen some truly horrific things, thanks to the platform’s commitment to giving its creators free reign over their content. Brutal murders, cruel rapes, nudity and violence and »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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6 Things You Need to Know About Netflix's 13 Reasons Why Adaptation

21 March 2017 2:05 PM, PDT | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Jay Asher's heartbreaking novel Thirteen Reasons Why is being developed into a TV series for Netflix, retitled 13 Reasons Why. While details surrounding the project have been pretty scarce over the past year, producer Selena Gomez revealed the release date a few weeks ago, and now we have the official trailer. If you're excited about the adaptation or you're not familiar with the book, check out the crucial details below. What It's About Based on the bestselling book, the series follows a teenager named Clay Jensen who receives a series of cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Baker, a classmate who recently committed suicide. On the tapes, she explains to her peers how they each played a role in her death, detailing the 13 reasons she took her own life. Who's Starring? Dylan Minnette (Don't Breathe) and newcomer Katherine Langford will play Clay Jensen and Hannah Baker, respectively. The 13-episode series will also star Kate Walsh, »

- Kelsie Gibson

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13 Reasons Why: Netflix Unveils Mystery Series Trailer

1 March 2017 6:41 PM, PST | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

"Sooner or later, the truth will come out." Netflix has released the official trailer for the upcoming series 13 Reasons Why.Based on the book by Jay Asher, the young adult drama follows Clay Jensen (Dylan Minnette), who receives a mysterious box of tapes from his recently deceased classmate and former crush, Hannah Baker (Katherine Langford). The cast also includes Kate Walsh, Brain D’Arcy James, Derek Luke, Brandon Flynn, Justin Prentice, Alisha Boe, Tommy Dorfman and Christian Navarro.Read More… »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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