‘13 Reasons Why’: Netflix’s YA Mystery Series Gets a Premiere Date, First Teaser

     January 25, 2017

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Because you definitely need more teen series in your life (especially ones that deal with mysteries), 13 Reasons Why is coming to Netflix in March. Based on the best-selling book by Jay Asher, the series follows a high school boy, Clay (Dylan Minnette), whose friend Hannah (Katherine Langford) committed suicide just two weeks before. He receives a box with a recording from her about why she chose to take her own life, citing the 13 people who drove her to it, which sounds like a really awful tale so there must be something to it that I’m missing…

In any case, the series will be directed by Tom McCarthy (who is fantastic, and recently won an Oscar for Spotlight). It also sounds like he will direct all 13 episodes, which is a TV trend I am completely in favor of. 13 Reasons Why also seems like it could be a limited series, but if it’s popular it might continue.

Check out the teaser trailer below, which was debuted by one of the series’ producers, none other than Selena Gomez (she described it as her “passion project”), on her Instagram page earlier today.

The series, which debuts March 31st on Netflix, also stars Kate Walsh, Brain D’Arcy James, Derek Luke, Brandon Flynn, Justin Prentice, Alisha Boe, Christian Navarro, and Tommy Dorfman

Here’s the full synopsis:

13 Reasons Why is a new series from Netflix adapted from the best-selling books by Jay Asher. It follows teenager Clay Jensen (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.

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