Netflix's "13 Reasons Why" took the world by storm with it's thought-provoking take on teen suicide, bullying and sexual assault. Season two, premiering in 2018, will explore the trial following Hannah's death.
Season 1 of 13 Reasons Why caused quite the stir when it premiered, even becoming 2017’s most tweeted about show. As for what to expect for season 2, series show-runner Brian Yorkey says that “Hannah’s story isn’t over — she has parents who still don’t have the complete story. There’s a rapist who hasn’t been brought to justice, and there’s a living survivor of that rapist who is just beginning her journey of recovery,” he continued. “Part of the problem with our culture is that we say, ‘Oh, the story’s done. Rapes are treated, at best, as a multi-episode arc within a season, when anyone who’s experienced rape knows it’s a lifelong story. If we left these 13 episodes out in the world with the rapist not being brought to justice, it’d be incredibly dissatisfying to me.” – Los Angeles Times
When to watch: The show will premiere in 2018 on Netflix
Take Action: 13 Reasons Why examines the ways in which students, adults and school officials turn a blind eye to many kinds of bullying, and is likely to provoke conversations about harassment and teen depression. This series will provide opportunities for groups working on these issues to pivot to their work through a Twitter chat or blog post.
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