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13 Reasons Why

13 Reasons Why

  • Premiered: 
    March 31, 2017
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  • Network: Netflix
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Drama
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Based on the book (Thirteen Reasons Why) by Jay Asher 
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Plot Synopsis

Adapted from the best-selling books by Jay Asher and executive produced by Selena Gomez, 13 REASONS WHY is a one-hour series that follows 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, this series weaves an intricate and heart wrenching story of teenage life that will deeply affect viewers. On Friday, March 31, 2017 at 3:01am ET/12:01am PT, Netflix released the entire first season of 13 REASONS WHY.

Netflix released the 13-episode second season of 13 REASONS WHY on Friday, May 18, 2018 at 3:01am ET/12:01am PT. The season opens five months after Hannah's death, and the case against Liberty going to trial, with Tyler as the first witness. Clay finds a troubling photo in his locker. Then, Courtney makes a brave decision. Clay's memories of Hannah drive a wedge between him and Skye. Someone trashes the yearbook office. Worried about threats against them, Alex and Clay urge Jessica to testify about Bryce. Clay enlists Tony's help to find a potential witness.

On Friday, August 23, 2019 at 3:01am ET/12:01am PT, Netflix released the 13-episode third season of 13 REASONS WHY. Eight months after preventing Tyler from committing an unthinkable act at Spring Fling, Clay, Tony, Jessica, Alex, Justin, and Zach find ways to shoulder the burden of the cover-up together while helping Tyler move toward recovery. But when the aftermath of a tumultuous Homecoming game culminates in the disappearance of a football player, and Clay finds himself under police scrutiny, it's up to a shrewd outsider to steer the group through an investigation that threatens to lay bare everyone's deepest secrets.
Netflix released the entire 10-episode fourth and final season of 13 REASONS WHY on Friday, June 5, 2020 at 3:01am ET/12:01am PT. This season, Liberty High School's Senior Class prepares for graduation. But before they say goodbye, they'll have to keep a dangerous secret buried and face heartbreaking choices that might alter their lives forever. And as graduation approaches, Clay and his friends face agonizing choices when secrets from their past threaten their future.


Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Paramount Television