Streaming giants Netflix in the past 12 months have been providing one reason why they are the experts at what they do deliver original content. End of March the latest ‘Netflix Original’, 13 Reasons Why Young Adult Drama series based on the Jay Asher. The story of a High School girl called Hannah Baker who committed suicide and she leaves 13 tapes for those who had an involvement in her death.
Suicide is a sensitive subject but sadly Mental Health is on the increase from reasons that are preventable and the issue will give the series a gripping, compelling tone. In a new featurette, Netflix has sent us, we hear from the cast who try to explain 13 Reasons Why is about as well as the and the importance of the subject matter.
Here’s the official trailer…
Based on the best-selling books by Jay Asher, 13 Reasons Why follows teenager Clay Jensen 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—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 a teenage life that will deeply affect viewers.
The series stars Dylan Minnette as Clay Jensen (Goosebumps),Katherine Langford as Hannah Baker, Kate Walsh as Mrs. Baker (Private Practice), Brian D’Arcy James as Mr. Baker (Smash) , Derek Luke as Mr. Porter (Empire), Brandon Flynn as Justin Foley, Justin Prentice as Bryce Walker, Alisha Boe as Jessica Davis, Christian Navarro as Tony Padilla, Miles Heizer as Alex Standall (Parenthood) and Tommy Dorfman as Ryan Shaver.
13 Reasons Why is set for a global release (including UK & Ireland) on 31st March, all 13 parts exclusively on Netflix.