Netflix’s new dramatic series 13 Reasons Why will premiere on March 31, 2017. Based on Jay Asher’s bestselling novel, season one consists of 13 one-hour episodes which will all be available on March 31st. Tony and Pulitzer Prize winner Brian Yorkey (Next to Normal) adapted Asher’s book for the series and Oscar winner Tom McCarthy (Spotlight) directed the series. Yorkey, Joy Gorman, Kristel Laiblin, and Selena Gomez served as executive producers.
The cast is led by Dylan Minnette as Clay Jensen and includes Katherine Langford as Hannah Baker, Kate Walsh as Mrs. Baker, Brian D’Arcy James as Mr. Baker, Derek Luke as Mr. Porter the guidance counselor, Brandon Flynn as Justin Foley, Justin Prentice as Bryce Walker, Alisha Boe as Jessica Davis, Christian Navarro as Tony Padilla, and Tommy Dorfman as Ryan.
The Plot: 13 Reasons Why follows teenager Clay Jensenas 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 teenage life that will deeply affect viewers.