13 Reasons Why

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13 Reasons Why
Based onThirteen Reasons Why
by Jay Asher
Developed byBrian Yorkey
Narrated byKatherine Langford
Opening theme"Oh in This World of Dread, Carry On" by Eskmo
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes26 (list of episodes)
Executive producer(s)
  • Joseph Incaprera
Editor(s)Leo Trombetta
Camera setupSingle-camera
Running time49–70 minutes
Production company(s)
Original networkNetflix
Picture format4K (Ultra HD)[1]
Original releaseMarch 31, 2017 (2017-03-31) –
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13 Reasons Why (or TH1RTEEN R3ASONS WHY onscreen) is an American mystery teen drama series. It's based on the novel Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher and It was adapted by Brian Yorkey for Netflix. The series centers on a high school student (Clay Jensen) and his friend Hannah Baker. Hannah decides to kill herself after suffering a lot at her school. She believed that some individuals are responsible for her suicide, and that everyone of them was a reason of the 13 reasons why. She records some cassette tapes before her suicide. These tapes incuded the thirteen reasons why she ended her life.

In May 2017, The series was renewed for a second season, and it was released on May 18, 2018, along with a second 13 Reasons Why: Beyond the Reasons special.

Cast and characters[change | change source]

Main[change | change source]

  • Dylan Minnette as Clay Jensen, Hannah's close friend. he wants to find out what happened to her.[2]
  • Katherine Langford as Hannah Baker, a teenager. She commits suicide and records audio cassettes about the reasons why she did it.
  • Christian Navarro as Tony Padilla, Clay's best friend at Liberty High. He tries to help him deal with Hannah's death.
  • Alisha Boe as Jessica Davis, a student. She starts attending Liberty High at the same time as Hannah. Her father is in the Air Force, so she has to move schools a lot. She is in a relationship with Justin.
  • Brandon Flynn as Justin Foley, a student at Liberty High. He is in a relationship with Jessica.
  • Justin Prentice as Bryce Walker, a student from a rich family and the captain of the football team at Liberty High.
  • Miles Heizer as Alex Standall, a student at Liberty High, the ex-boyfriend of Jessica and. He becoms 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 bullied student at Liberty High. He is an avid photographer, which can sometimes annoy his friends.
  • Amy Hargreaves as Lainie Jensen, Clay's mother.[3]
  • Derek Luke as Kevin Porter, a student counsellor at Liberty High.
  • Kate Walsh as Olivia Baker, Hannah's mother. She is determined to know the truth about the events that caused her daughter's suicide.[4]

Reception[change | change source]

Awards[change | change source]

Year Award Category Nominee(s) Result Ref.
2017 Gold Derby Awards Breakthrough Performer of the Year Katherine Langford Nominated [5]
2018 Golden Globe Awards Best Actress – Television Series Drama Katherine Langford Nominated [6]
Guild of Music Supervisors Awards Best Music Supervision in a Television Drama Season Kent Won [7]
MTV Movie & TV Awards Show of the Year 13 Reasons Why Pending
Best Actor in a Show Katherine Langford Pending
NAACP Image Awards Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series Carl Franklin for "Tape 5, Side B" Won [8]
Satellite Awards Best Actress in a Drama / Genre Series Katherine Langford Nominated [9]
Best Drama Series 13 Reasons Why Nominated

References[change | change source]

  1. "13 Reasons Why". instantwatcher.com. Archived from the original on April 3, 2017. Retrieved April 2, 2017.
  2. Andreeva, Nellie (June 8, 2016). "'13 Reasons Why' Netflix Series: Dylan Minnette & Katherine Langford Lead Cast". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on September 14, 2016. Retrieved September 16, 2016.
  3. Petski, Denise (June 23, 2016). "'13 Reasons Why' Casts Amy Hargreaves; Frances Conroy In 'The Mist'". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on October 1, 2016. Retrieved September 16, 2016.
  4. Andreeva, Nellie (June 10, 2016). "'13 Reasons Why': Kate Walsh To Co-Star In Netflix Series, Derek Luke Also Cast". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on September 17, 2016. Retrieved September 16, 2016.
  5. Montgomery, Marcus James Dixon,Daniel (September 7, 2017). "2017 Gold Derby TV Awards winners: 'Big Little Lies' and 'SNL' sweep, while 'Stranger Things' takes Best Drama". GoldDerby. Retrieved March 21, 2018.
  6. "Golden Globes Winners: Complete List". Variety. January 7, 2018. Archived from the original on January 8, 2018. Retrieved January 8, 2018.
  7. "Sufjan Stevens, 'Greatest Showman,' 'Girls' Among Guild of Music Supervisors Awards Nominees". Variety. January 11, 2018. Retrieved January 12, 2018.
  8. THR Staff (November 20, 2017). "NAACP Image Awards: 'Marshall,' 'Get Out,' 'Girls Trip' Dominate Film Nominations". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved November 20, 2017.
  9. Pond, Steve (November 28, 2017). "'Dunkirk,' 'The Shape of Water' Lead Satellite Award Nominations". TheWrap. Retrieved November 29, 2017.

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