13 Reasons Why Season 2 is almost here - but when exactly will you be able to watch it? The first season of the show proved a massive success for Netflix; taking a retrospective look at the life of teenage suicide victim Hannah Baker, 13 Reasons Why also dealt with the themes of bullying, rape, drugs, and gun violence. The show prompted many complaints from outraged and concerned parents who felt as though the show glorified suicide, though arguably it served as a deterrent to many impressionable teenagers and encouraged them to speak out.
13 Reasons Why has built a strong and passionate fanbase, and despite running out of source material, a renewal was inevitable. 13 Reasons Why Season 2 picks up about 6 months after the events of Season 1, and Hannah's parents are deep into their court case against the school district. They - and their lawyers - have also heard all of Hannah's tapes. How this will impact upon the legal proceedings remains to be seen, but they're bound to cause some major issues.
13 Reasons Why Season 2 will be available on Netflix from May 18th. Like most Netflix Originals, it will drop at midnight PST/3am EST/8am BST.
Season 2's release does pose some problems given school exams, something Netflix is aware of; they have suggested that parents use the PIN feature to block access to 13 Reasons Why if they're concerned about it being a distraction or potentially influencing an already vulnerable and stressed child. Each episode will also be preceded with a warning video from 13 Reasons Why stars Dylan Minette, Katherine Langford, Alisha Boe, and Justin Prentice.
The end of 13 Reasons Why Season 1 left Jessica about to tell her beloved dad that she was raped by Bryce. Trailers for season 2 have already revealed that knowledge of his crimes come to light, but will it all be ignored or swept aside in order that he can preserve his golden boy image? Will Jessica be blamed for letting it happen? There are so many threads to pick up in 13 Reasons Why Season 2 that it's almost impossible to keep tabs on them all; Alex Standall had attempted suicide, Tyler was in school with a backpack full of guns, Justin had skipped town, and Clay was falling apart - and that's only the beginning.
For all of those reasons and more, fans are eagerly awaiting the return of 13 Reasons Why. The question now is whether to stay up all night for a full-season binge!
13 Reasons Why Season 2 arrives on Netflix from May 18th.