Jackie Strause

Jackie Strause is a contributor to The Hollywood Reporter and Billboard

13 reasons why

'13 Reasons Why' Season 2 Will Center on Serial Sexual Assault, Not Suicide

Netflix's breakout teen suicide drama 13 Reasons Why will look very different when season 2 is unspooled May 18. Following its controversial first season — which featured the suicide of teenager Hannah Baker (Katherine Langford) and the 13 cassette tapes of clues she left behind — creator/showrunner Brian Yorkey says the Netflix and Paramount Television series will explore equally heavy subjects, only without such a graphic depiction. The fallout from Hannah's suicide as well as sexual assault will be top of mind in the unexpected second season of 13 Reasons Why.

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