The continuing saga of controversial TV series 13 Reasons Why now includes extra trigger warnings on top of the ones it already has. But don’t expect to see the graphic suicide scene cut out any time soon.
Netflix recently announced that it is updating the warnings to include a title card at the beginning of the series as a whole:
“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. Currently the episodes that carry graphic content are identified as such and the series overall carries a TV-MA rating. Moving forward, we will add an additional viewer warning card before the first episode as an extra precaution for those about to start the series and have also strengthened the messaging and resource language in the existing cards for episodes that contain graphic subject matter, including the URL 13ReasonsWhy.info — a global resource center that provides information about professional organizations that support help around the serious matters addressed in the show.”
In other 13 Reasons Why-related news, the character of Hannah Baker is somehow going to return in Season 2…how’s that going to happen? Series showrunner Brian Yorkey recently told The Hollywood Reporter:
“Hannah’s story is still very much not finished. She’s an integral part of whatever the next chapter of the story is, and she’s very much still at the center of it.”
As for the question whether Season 2 will be more “censored” than the previous one, Yorkey commented:
“It should be difficult to watch. If we make it easy, then we’re selling goods that we didn’t want to sell.”