Netflix renews controversial drama 13 Reasons Why for second season

NEW YORK—Netflix has renewed the watercooler hit 13 Reasons Why for a second season.

The streaming service announced Sunday that it has picked up the series revolving around the suicide of a high school girl. Season two will debut on Netflix next year.

While Netflix doesn’t release ratings information, 13 Reasons Why has proven a conversation-starting drama.

Some have criticized the show for glorifying suicide, which led to Netflix adding an additional warning ahead of the series.

The Selena Gomez-produced 13 Reasons Why is based on Jay Asher’s young adult bestseller.

The second season will also be 13 episodes long.

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