added: Wed, Jan 25th '17
Netflix has released a teaser trailer for "13 Reasons Why," the forthcoming teen mystery series that's based on the 2007 best-selling young adult novel by Jay Asher.
Starring "Don't Breathe" actor Dylan Minnette and newcomer Katherine Langford, the 13-episode drama follows a shy high-schooler named Clay Jensen (Minnette), who, after receiving a mysterious package of cassette tapes, is compelled to retrace the last days of a recently deceased student, named Hannah Baker (Langford). Sent just before she died, the package contains thirteen voice recordings of Hannah. In them, she reveals thirteen reasons why she committed suicide.
Developed into a series by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright/lyricist Brian Yorkey (of the musical "Next to Normal"), "13 Reasons Why" is being executive produced by Selena Gomez, under her production banner July Moon Productions. Paramount Television and Anonymous Content are also credited as executive producers.
Actor-director Tom McCarthy, who previously helmed the Oscar-winning film "Spotlight," is directing the first two episodes of the Netflix series, which is set to stream on Friday, March 31st.
Based on the best-selling books by Jay Asher, the Netflix Original Series 13 Reasons Why follows Clay Jensen (Dylan Minnette) as he returns home from school to find a mysterious box with his name on it lying on his porch. Inside he discovers cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Baker -- his classmate and crush -- who tragically committed suicide two weeks earlier. On tape, Hannah explains that there are thirteen reasons why she decided to end her life. Will Clay be one of them?
directed by Tom McCarthy
starring Dylan Minnette, Katherine Langford, Kate Walsh, Derek Luke, Brandon Flynn, Alisha Boe, Christian Navarro, Justin Prentice, Amy Hargreaves, Miles Heizer, Devin Druid, Ross Butler
release date March 31, 2017 (on Netflix)