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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!

Miles Heizer on '13 Reasons Why' Season Two: 'It's Gonna Be Very Relevant'

Miles Heizer on '13 Reasons Why' Season Two: 'It's Gonna Be Very Relevant'

We know that in 13 Reasons Why season two we’ll see Bryce face the consequences of his actions and Clay maybe, try to move on from Hannah.

However, that’s really all we know about the subjects at hand for the upcoming season.

Although Miles Heizer, who plays Alex in the series, just teased a little more about the storyline, calling it “very relevant” in today’s society.

“I think [the taboo topics] are kind of in the same amount as the first season,” he shared with US Weekly. “We’re just talking about real issues that people don’t talk about that much, but I feel like are actually talking about more, especially right now in our culture.”

Miles adds, “I think this season’s gonna be very relevant. I’m excited for it to come out and for people to see what’s going on.”

So, what could that mean? Could it be reflective of the school shootings we’re seeing almost on a daily basis? Maybe, maybe not.

Showrunner Brian Yorkey explained that season two would actually explore the same events as the first season, just through a different lens.

“I think season 2 will give us a look at a lot of things — a lot of the events that we think we know, we may learn are more complicated than we thought, and Hannah is even more complicated than we saw [in] season 1,” he previously shared.

Here’s hoping we get more info about season two soon!

Netflix's '13 Reasons Why' Could Possibly Get A Season Three

Netflix's '13 Reasons Why' Could Possibly Get A Season Three

13 Reasons Why hasn’t premiered it’s second season yet, but already there’s talk of a possible third season.

Speaking with THR recently, Paramount President Amy Powell spoke of the possibility, saying that it could very well happen.

She revealed that showrunner Brian Yorkey is already thinking about what could possibly happen if the show ran for a third season.

“We’re not going to pressure him to create more seasons if he doesn’t feel they are there, but he is already starting to think about what a Season 3 could be,” she says.

“[Yorkey] was reticent to come back for a second season until he could crack it. He didn’t want to commit to it blindly until he knew how to find an entry point into these characters and their stories.”

While we’re thinking that season two could possibly be it for the series, it looks like we shouldn’t say never, either.

“There’s a time jump,” star Dylan Minnette shared in a recent interview with Yahoo. “Season 2 is a couple months after Season 1, and there’s a lot that’s happened to Clay in between. You’re playing catch-up when you start, and you see where Clay’s at.”

'13 Reasons Why' Season Two Will Not Be Delayed By Author Jay Asher's Harassment Allegations

'13 Reasons Why' Season Two Will Not Be Delayed By Author Jay Asher's Harassment Allegations

While we still don’t know when 13 Reasons Why season two will premiere, there will not be any delay because of author Jay Asher‘s violating a harassment code from the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.

Netflix confirmed with EW that, “Jay Asher was not involved in the second season of 13 Reasons Why. The upcoming season will not be impacted in any way.”

Earlier this week, news broke that Jay Asher and another author had “been expelled from the SCBWI” and were “not welcome as members, faculty or speakers … There is a zero tolerance policy for harassment, there is a preponderance [of] powerful and respected women on our board, on our staff, and in our membership.”

While he was expelled late last year, the news only became public this week after he was mentioned in a School Library Journal article on sexual harassment in children’s publishing.

If you missed it, season two of the hit series will concentrate more on Bryce Walker (Justin Prentice) and the aftermath of Hannah’s (Katherine Langford) suicide.

'13 Reasons Why' Season 2 Will Focus On This Character

'13 Reasons Why' Season 2 Will Focus On This Character

As we impatiently await the release of the second season of 13 Reasons Why, we just got another clue into the new episodes.

Kate Walsh, who plays Hannah’s mom, recently dished on who the focus will be on.

“I think it’s gonna amazing, and it’s gonna deal a lot with Bryce Walker,” she said. “And the culture of and storytelling of sexual assault, and I think it’s gonna be incredibly powerful.”

In case you forgot, Bryce Walker raped Jessica Davis while she was unconscious at her own party. He then later raped Hannah in the hot tub. Bryce is also the only person on the tapes that has not heard them.

While we don’t have a release date set yet, we do know that filming for the season has finished. Stay tuned!

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