"13 Reasons Why" is a Netflix original series which was released earlier this year in 2016. The show followed the story of Hannah Baker and the 13 tapes she left behind to explain her decision to commit suicide. The show has received major criticism from parents and suicide experts around the world, as they believe that the show is glorifying the act of suicide. It has been confirmed that Season 2 will be going ahead regardless of the ongoing concern about the nature of the show.

Season 2 will not be affected by backlash

According to Digital Spy, season 2 of the hit Netflix series "13 Reasons Why" is not to be affected by the public backlash it received for its first season.

The first season of the show premiered on Netflix earlier this year in 2016 and told the harrowing story of suicidal teen Hannah Baker.

The premise of the shows first season was to explore the voice-recorded tapes that Hannah Baker left for 13 people after she had committed suicide. The show follows character Clay Jensen who was in love with Hannah and was left devastated by her death.

However, while the show explores the issue of suicide in a stark and realistic light, it has been widely criticized by suicide prevention experts who have claimed the series is a guidebook on how to kill oneself. According to the Atlantic, Google searches for suicides have risen by a shocking 20% since the show aired, and families of teens who have taken their own lives have blamed the show for glorifying the act.

It has been confirmed that season 2 of "13 Reasons Why" will be going ahead regardless of the criticism and scrutiny. Producer of the show Selena Gomez stated that the aim of the show as to start conversations and that it has certainly achieved that.

Katherine Langford and Dylan Minnette talk about season two

Stars of the show "13 Reasons Why" Katherine Langford (Hannah Baker) and Dylan Minnette (Clay Jensen) have recently opened up about the ongoing production of season 2 of the show.

According to NME, the actors revealed that they are in the thick of filming the second season and are nearly halfway there.

When asked about the worldwide reaction to season 1 of the show Minette stated that everyone in the world has heard the words of the show and seen the story of Hannah Baker. He stated that it was important to get people talking about suicide and to remove the stigma that is associated with the decision so that more people will seek help.

Langford added that she is excited to be returning to her role of Hannah Baker and stated that while Hannah was an incredibly difficult character to play she is honored to have been chosen for the role. It has been confirmed that Hannah's mother will feature more in the second season of "13 Reasons Why" as she questions her daughter's decision to take her own life.

As season 2 is still in the filming process, there has been no release date confirmed for the series return. Fans of "13 Reasons Why" are desperate to find out what happens next and how character Jessica deals with the sexual assault she suffered in season 1 of the show.