Hit Netflix Original series 13 Reasons Why is officially getting a second season. The news dropped on Facebook earlier this week.
There’s been massive debate over whether the show should get a second season. On one hand, people argue that the show promotes and glamorises teen suicide. They believe that there isn’t a clear distinction between mental illness and suicide. Instead, they’ve made it seem like a weapon to use against those who are cruel to you.
Others, however, believe that the show is a useful tool to open up discussion around mental health and suicide.
Netflix released a statement on the show, saying,
“While many of our members find the show to be a valuable driver for starting important conversation with their families, we have also heard concern from those who feel the series should carry additional advisories.”
Author Jay Asher has previously spoken on whether or not he thinks the series should continue,
“I’d just like a continuation of all those characters. I’m curious as well. What happens to Clay? How do people react to what Alex did at the very end? What’s going to happen to Mr. Porter? I’d thought of a sequel at some point. I’d brainstormed it, but decided I wasn’t going to write it. So I’d love to see it.”
Personally, there are a few story lines we’d like to see addressed in the second season:
- Has Clay been able to put everything behind him?
- Do we get to see more of Hannah and Tony’s friendship?
- Will Hannah’s parents still stick around?
- Did Alex survive his own suicide attempt?
- Will Bryce go to prison for what he’s done?
- Will we see more of the Clay/Skye friendship?
Basically, tell us more!
No news yet on when it’ll drop, except it will be some time in 2018.
If you or someone you know are experiencing thoughts or feelings of suicide, please contact Lifeline on 13 11 14 or Beyond Blue at 1300 22 463.