Netflix To Add Custom Intros With Katherine Langford, Dylan Minnette & More To Both Seasons of '13 Reasons Why'

Netflix To Add Custom Intros With Katherine Langford, Dylan Minnette & More To Both Seasons of '13 Reasons Why'

When 13 Reasons Why premiered last year, it was met with a lot of controversy about it’s subjects.

Now, ahead of it’s upcoming second season on the streaming service, there will be a custom intro added to each episode, as well as to all the episodes in the first season.

THR reports that Netflix commissioned a global research study with Northwestern University’s Center on Media and Human Development, “Exploring How Teens and Parents Responded to 13 Reasons Why” and the results are in — with the streamer bringing in some changes based on recommendations.

“When we took on adapting the book, we knew it was a cultural force already,” showrunner Brian Yorkey shared during the panel. “From the very first meeting I had with [executive producers] Selena Gomez and [her mother] Mandy Teefey, we said, ‘We have to portray this story as authentically as we can. We have to tell the truth.’”

He adds, “From the beginning, we knew that we had to tell the stories as honestly as we could, that we had to portray these characters and the things that they go through with as much authenticity as we could bring to it, and especially that these tough topics deserved the most honestly in order to make something that teens would look at and recognize in this show their lives, themselves, people that they know and things they are going through.”

“That was our mission from the very first moment and it’s really exciting to see that born out of the research.”

The study found that, after talking to more than 5,000 teens and parents in five countries, a majority of the teens said they related to the characters and felt that the series was an authentic depiction of high school life. Overall, the study found that the show “opened their eyes” about how people their age may be affected by depression.

Going into the second season, viewers will see an intro with stars Katherine Langford, Dylan Minnette, Justin Prentice and Alisha Boe which warns them about the subjects they are about to watch.

The end of the video prompts viewers to visit 13ReasonsWhy.Info, where Netflix has added additional resources from mental heath experts, including a downloadable discussion guide created with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

Watch the intro video on THR.com NOW!

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