Love it or hate it, 13 Reasons Why has been the talk of many since its release on Netflix back in March.
13 Reasons Why follows the story of Clay Jensen, a high school student who receives a box of tapes, recorded by his friend Hannah Baker, who had committed suicide. Each of the tapes are dedicated to certain students, and explains the problems she faced leading up to her suicide, bought by said students.
While the series has become increasingly popular, it has also gained controversy from mental health experts, who believe the show glamorizes self harm and suicide. Many of them are concerned that teens with suicidal thoughts may trigger inspiration from the show, believing the show to be “dangerous”, causing Netflix to add a graphic content warning at the beginning of the first episode. Something that they should have added in the first place, really.
Despite this, Selena Gomez has recently released a teaser trailer, stating “Their story isn’t over. Season 2 of 13 Reasons Why is coming”.
Selena Gomez was originally going to play Hannah Baker, but decided to serve as an executive producer instead.
“It’s frightening for me because I know the cult following it has, which is the reason why I didn’t want to be in it” Selena commented.
“I see myself in Hannah so much. Seven years ago I did and even more so today, which I think is funny because it’s backwards. The older I get the more insecure I get, which is odd. But that’s something a lot of people can relate to.
“A lot of girls feel like they have to be a certain way for attention. Social media has amplified all of that. I get that she didn’t want that to be what her life was.”
While most have been excited for this, some have commented that a second season wouldn’t be appropriate, considering the series is based on the Jay Asher novel. But let’s be honest, this wouldn’t be the first time a movie or series has gone off in another direction from the original book. For example, anyone who’s read Orange Is The New Black by Piper Kerman will know that there’s quite a significant difference in the story compared to the Netflix series. Yet, people love the series regardless. Plus, I, like many others, want to know what happens next. Don’t leave us hanging, now.
So, whether you’re a big fan of the series or you’re sick and tired of it, a second season is on the way.
<Story by Emily Clark>
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