Hannah Baker 'integral' to season two of 13 Reasons Why writer says

Hannah Baker, played by Katherine Langford, is said to be returning to '13 Reasons Why'.

Writer Brian Yorker revealed to The Hollywood Reporter that Hannah Baker (played by Katherine Langford) would be involved in season two of Netflix series 13 Reasons Why.

"One of the things that is a fundamental element of our show is the weaving of past and the present," he said.

"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 centre of it."

13 Reasons Why attracted hordes of fans and as any critics.
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13 Reasons Why attracted hordes of fans and as any critics.

"There's definitely more story to tell. It would be cool to continue the dialogue of this story. There are so many cliffhangers at the end of the season," Yorker said.

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The drama - which explores the aftermath of a teenage girl's suicide, as well as themes of bullying sexual assault - was made available to New Zealand Netflix users in March.

In the first season, teenager Clay Jensen (Dylan Minnette) uncovers a series of cassette tapes in which 17-year-old Hannah Baker (Katherine Langford) explains why she violently ended her life.

"13 Reasons Why" sparked huge controversy when it was released in New Zealand.
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"13 Reasons Why" sparked huge controversy when it was released in New Zealand.

13 Reasons Why quickly caught the attention of mental health and suicide prevention agencies, who claim the show caused a spike in calls from concerned young people and parents.

Where to get help:

Lifeline (open 24/7) - 0800 543 354
Depression Helpline (open 24/7) - 0800 111 757
Healthline (open 24/7) - 0800 611 116
Samaritans (open 24/7) - 0800 726 666
Suicide Crisis Helpline (open 24/7) - 0508 828 865 (0508 TAUTOKO). This is a service for people who may be thinking about suicide, or those who are concerned about family or friends.
Youthline (open 24/7) - 0800 376 633. You can also text 234 for free between 8am and midnight, or email talk@youthline.co.nz
0800 WHATSUP children's helpline - phone 0800 9428 787 between 1pm and 10pm on weekdays and from 3pm to 10pm on weekends. Online chat is available from 7pm to 10pm every day.
Kidsline (open 24/7) - 0800 543 754. This service is for children aged 5 to 18. Those who ring between 4pm and 9pm on weekdays will speak to a Kidsline buddy. These are specially trained teenage telephone counsellors.
Your local Rural Support Trust - 0800 787 254 (0800 RURAL HELP)
Alcohol Drug Help (open 24/7) - 0800 787 797. You can also text 8691 for free.

For further information, contact the Mental Health Foundation's free Resource and Information Service (09 623 4812).

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