13 Reasons Why season 2 release date and spoilers revealed

13 Reasons Why series 2 on Netflix UK

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13 Reasons Why's season 2 release date and first spoilers have been revealed.

The second series will be coming to Netflix UK in May 2018 and here's all you need to know.

13 Reasons Why release date

13 Reasons Why season 2 will be available on Netflix on May 18 with all episodes available to stream immediately.

The release time in the UK is expected to be at 8AM.

13 Reasons Why is based on Jay Asher’s young-adult book by the same name. The first season focused on Hannah, played by Katherine Langford, who took her own life and left behind a series of 13 cassette tapes for friend Clay (Dylan Minnette).

Season 2 will pick up in the aftermath of Hannah's death but the focus will no longer be on her suicide.

13 Reasons Why spoilers

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, showrunner Brian Yorkey revealed how season 2 will focus on a case of sexual assault as well as gun culture.

It's understood the new episodes will see Jessica Davis (Alisha Boe) coping after being attacked by Bryce Walker (Justin Prentice), while Tyler Down (Devin Druid) will be seen in a storyline involving school shootings.

"Hannah's suicide is the central, inciting incident of the story, but the story is about so many things and tough topics around that," he explained. "Obviously, Hannah's suicide continues to be very much a part of the story. Alex Standall attempted suicide at the end of season one and that continues to be very much a part of the story, but there's no new scene of suicide.

"That's not the story we're telling. And that's a tiny bit of a spoiler, but not really. There's no suicide on screen or off. And there's no flashbacks to it."

On the second series, the show chief added: "To leave them there would be unfair to the characters and to the viewers that had come to care about them."

He said of the new plots: "It was interesting this year with some of the storylines that we had. I mentioned the storyline of an ongoing kind of cultural tradition of sexual assault and sexual abuse at Liberty High School and the institutional complicity in it. Also, the storyline of Tyler, who is a kid who might be at risk of being a school shooter.

"Both of those storylines were very much ones that we developed in the late winter. They were in the first season, and then we really started to continue to develop them in the late winter and early spring — and then we sort of watched as the world unfolded. It was really a remarkable experience.

"I don't think it really led us to change that much, but it did reaffirm for us that these were really important stories to be telling."

13 Reasons Why cast

Dylan Minnette as Clay Jensen, friend of Hannah who becomes obsessed with finding out what happened to her.
Katherine Langford as Hannah Baker, a teenager whose suicide and recorded audio cassettes spark the events of the series.
Christian Navarro as Tony Padilla, a friend of Clay at Liberty High who tries to help him deal with Hannah's death.
Alisha Boe as Jessica Davis, a student at Liberty High at the same time as Hannah. She is in a relationship with Justin.

Brandon Flynn as Justin Foley, a student at Liberty High who comes from an abusive family and is in a relationship with Jessica.
Justin Prentice as Bryce Walker, a student from a rich family and the co-captain of the football team at Liberty High.
Miles Heizer as Alex Standall, a student at Liberty High, the ex-boyfriend of Jessica and a former friend of Hannah.
Ross Butler as Zach Dempsey, a friend of Justin and Bryce at Liberty High.

Devin Druid as Tyler Down, a student at Liberty High and an avid photographer.
Amy Hargreaves as Lainie Jensen, Clay's mother.
Derek Luke as Kevin Porter, a student counsellor at Liberty High.
Kate Walsh as Olivia Baker, Hannah's mother.

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