YA Drama 13 Reasons Why

Today, Netflix released the date announcement and key art for its anticipated adaption of the New York Times Best-Selling novel,
13 Reasons Why.  Announced by Selena Gomez via her Instagram page, the project debuts 3/31, globally on Netflix.

Netflix Announces Date for New YA Drama: 13 Reasons Why

About 13 Reasons Why:

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.

Take a look at the trailer:

13 Reasons Why is directed by Oscar Winner Tom McCarthy (Spotlight), Written by Tony and Pulitzer Prize Winner Brian Yorkey(Next to Normal), and executive produced by Selena Gomez, Joy Gorman and Brian Yorkey from Anonymous Content, and Kristel Laiblin. The series is a produced for Netflix by Paramount Television.

Cast:

Dylan Minnette: Clay Jensen

Katherine Langford: Hannah Baker

Kate Walsh: Mrs. Baker (Hannah’s mother)

Brain D’Arcy James: Mr. Baker (Hannah’s father)

Derek Luke: Mr. Porter (Hannah’s guidance counselor)

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