13 Reasons Why,” based on the 2007 YA novel of the same name written by Jay Asher, was a major hit on the content streaming platform Netflix. As a dream come true for those who loved the show, the news is out that there will be a Season 2.

The first season of 13 episodes told the story of Hannah Baker, a young girl who committed suicide, but not before making a series of tapes to let various other people know why she did it, and how they were involved in her choice. Many viewers noticed that the first season varied from the book and concluded in an open-ended way, possibly leaving wiggle room for a Season 2. Anyone who loved and was moved by the show will be thrilled to hear there is a second season in the making.

Journey to recovery and healing in Season 2

Reportedly Season 2 will pick up pretty much where the first season left off in the aftermath of Hannah’s suicide. The new season will go on to chronicle the various characters’ complicated and emotional individual journeys towards recovery and healing.

Season 1 of “13 Reasons Why” was executive-produced by singer Selena Gomez. Brian Yorkey, who wrote the adaptation of the book and was also involved in Season 1 will officially take over the reins in Season 2.

The Netflix show received excellent feedback from critics. Variety quotes their critic, Maureen Ryan, as saying “13 Reasons Why” was a “suspenseful tale” and that it keeps viewers totally engaged until the end of the final scene.

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Graphic content warnings for ’13 Reasons Why’

Due to its graphic content, the show also received a lot of attention – both positive and negative – on social media, with many saying it gave teens the wrong idea about suicide. “13 Reasons Why” deals in some pretty serious subjects relating to teens, including bullying, teen suicide, rape and drunk driving. For that reason it has also drawn criticism from several mental health experts who said the show could pose risks to certain teens, especially any with suicidal thoughts.

Due to that negative feedback, Netflix reportedly labeled any episodes with graphic content to that effect, while the series, as a whole, now has a TV-MA rating. According to a report by Deadline Hollywood, Netflix has said they will also add an additional viewer warning before the first episode of “13 Reasons Why” to advise viewers that the show contains graphic subject matter.

The stars of ’13 Reasons Why’

It is to be hoped that Season 2 will contain the same cast as the first season, which was headed up by Dylan Minnette in the role of Clay Jensen and newcomer Australian actress Katherine Langford as Hannah Baker. Other stars of the Netflix series include Kate Walsh, Derek Luke, Brian D’Arcy James, Brandon Flynn, Alisha Boe, Justin Prentice, Tommy Dorfman and Christian Navarro.