Airdate: 13 Reasons Why

US drama series 13 Reasons Why begins on Netflix later this month, tackling the sensitive subject of teen suicide.

It is based on based on the best-selling 2007 novel by Jay Asher.

Executive produced by Selena Gomez, and with episodes directed by Academy Award winner Tom McCarthy (Spotlight), it features Dylan Minnette and Australian Katherine Langford (Daughter).

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 viewers.

Friday 31 March on Netflix.

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