The critically acclaimed and controversial series is back.
13 Reasons Why may be Netflix's most divisive original series. The first season of the show was hailed by many as a triumph, a no holds barred depiction of how bullying and harrasement can cause deep mental trauma. Others saw the show as harmful, and claimed that the series was rationalizing suicide. Like most forms of entertainment that leaves viewers with polarizing views, 13 Reasons Why became an instant hit, and now, Netflix is launching the second season.
The show is based on a book by Jay Asher of the same name, and follows teen Hannah Baker, who kills herself but records the reasons why she decided to end her life before she does so. The second season is set to pick up right where the first left off, and "The Tapes Were Just The Begining" is the ominous headline that is being used to tease the plot of the story.
"Season 2 picks up in the aftermath of Hannah's death and the start of our characters' complicated journeys toward healing and recovery," states Netflix. "Liberty High prepares to go on trial, but someone will stop at nothing to keep the truth surrounding Hannah's death concealed. A series of ominous polaroids lead Clay and his classmates to uncover a sickening secret and a conspiracy to cover it up."
Season two premiers on May 18.