Netflix has announced that a warning video will be airing prior to the premiere of 13 Reasons Why season 2.This is just one of the things that will be added to the series, which stirred controversy because of the nature of the script.
Brian Wright, the streamer's vice president of original series, gave a detail on this and other matters about 13 Reasons Why.
Wright acknowledged that the first season of 13 Reasons Why launched a wave of controversy as it touched on various topics that became uncomfortable for some people, to say the least. That is why the company partnered with the Center on Media and Human Development of Northwestern University to know what needs to be added and done to the show.
"The hope is that the steps we're taking now will help support more meaningful conversations as Season 2 rolls out later this year," Wright further said.
Adding a warning video at the start of the second run of 13 Reasons Why will hopefully answer some of buzzes that have been circling the series that talks about suicide, bullying, rape, and self-harm. Many people criticized the show, saying that it could affect how the younger people and even the vulnerable ones make decisions.
Netflix has now added a video which will show the cast out of their character. In the clip, the cast members, including Dylan Minnette (Clay Jensen), Katherine Langford (Hannah Baker), Alisha Boe (Jessica Davis), and Justin Prentice (Bryce Walker), introduced themselves and later explained that 13 Reasons Why is a fiction that deals with the most unsettling and pressing issues nowadays.
However, the show wishes to be a bridge toward children and their parents and aims to help spark a conversation between them, especially in topics as sensitive as the ones tackled in 13 Reasons Why.
"But if you struggling with these issues yourself, this series may not be right for you, or you may want to watch it with a trusted adult," Boe said in the clip.
As a closing note, the cast of 13 Reasons Why encouraged those who are struggling to talk to their loved ones, and also to visit 13reasonswhy.info to unload some of their baggage.
Why The Hate
To give context on how 13 Reasons Why has come under fire, it is important to understand the plot of the story. It revolves around Hannah who took her own life, and left 13 mix tapes involving several people who she had come across with and somehow impacted her harsh decision.
The show was graphic and detailed and tapped on so many sensitive topics. Interestingly, a 15-year-old fan seemed to have followed Hannah's actions after watching 13 Reasons Why.
The fan's dad slammed the show and pushed for a stop for a second season. He had also reached out to Selena Gomez, the show's executive producer, and Netflix, though he did not file a case against them citing financial constraints.