Today Netflix releases a new original series based on the best-selling YA mystery novel by Jay Asher.
The story centers around Hannah Baker, a teenager who committed suicide and leaves behind a series of recordings explaining the thirteen reasons why she decided to end her life. These recordings are found by a fellow classmate, Clay Jensen, who learns about Hannah’s pain, and also discovers he is one of the reasons why.
The series is premiering at the perfect time as the book is celebrating 10 years since its first publication. A 10th anniversary edition of Thirteen Reasons Why was released in December last year, which features exclusive content including an alternate ending, notes and deleted scenes. Another version of the book has also been released to tie-in with the upcoming series. The Netflix tie-in edition features a 16-page full-colour photo insert displaying scenes from the show, and interviews with the cast and crew.
Starring Katherine Langford, Dylan Minnette and Alisha Boe.
13 Reasons Why hits Netflix today.
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13 Reasons Why follows teenager Clay Jensen (newcomer Dylan Minnette) as he returns home from school to find a mysterious box with his name on it lying on his porch. Inside he discovers cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Baker (newcomer Katherine Langford) —his classmate and crush—who tragically committed suicide two weeks earlier. On tape, Hannah explains that there are thirteen reasons why she decided to end her life. Will Clay be one of them? If he listens, he’ll find out how he made the list. Through Hannah and Clay’s dual narratives, 13 Reasons Why weaves an intricate and heart wrenching story of teenage life that will deeply affect teen viewers.