Photo of Dylan Minnette in '13 Reasons Why,' by Beth Dubber

Netflix is renewing 13 Reasons Why for a second season, the streaming platform announced Sunday.

Confirming the 13-episode installment will premiere next year, Netflix said the new season "picks up in the aftermath of Hannah Baker's death and the start of the characters' complicated journeys toward healing and recovery."

Responding to the criticism surrounding the controversial but acclaimed series, Netflix said last week it would be adding further advisories and warnings to episodes of the show because of graphic content and the depiction of teen suicide.

The company said in a statement: "There has been a tremendous amount of discussion about our series 13 Reasons Why. While many of our members find the show to be a valuable driver for starting important conversation with their families, we have also heard concern from those who feel the series should carry additional advisories."

Meanwhile, producer Selena Gomez recently shared her thoughts on the controversy. "It's not an easy subject to talk about," she told the Associated Press. "But I'm very fortunate with how it's doing and I’m overwhelmed—very proud of it."

 

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