After weeks of speculation, the news has become official: Netflix's 13 Reasons Why has been picked up for a second season.
From slut-shaming to rape and cyber bullying, the show chronicles the aftermath of 17-year-old Hannah Baker's suicide in the form of audiotapes detailing the events that ultimately led to her final decision.
Series creator Brian Yorkey told the Los Angeles Times prior to the announcement that "Hannah's story isn't over - she has parents who still don't have the complete story."
“There’s a rapist who hasn't been brought to justice, and there’s a living survivor of that rapist who is just beginning her journey of recovery,” he said.
“Part of the problem with our culture is that we say, ‘Oh, the story’s done. Rapes are treated, at best, as a multi-episode arc within a season, when anyone who’s experienced rape knows it’s a lifelong story,” Brian added. “If we left these 13 episodes out in the world with [the rapist] not being brought to justice… it’d be incredibly dissatisfying to me.”
Season 2 will debut on Netflix next year.