added: Wed, Mar 1st '17
"Don't Breathe" star Dylan Minnette finds himself thrust into a dark high-school mystery involving a recently deceased schoolmate in the new full-length trailer for "13 Reasons Why," Netflix's adaptation of Jay Asher's best-selling young adult novel of the same name.
Minnette leads the cast of the 13-episode mystery drama, starring as Clay Jensen, a timid high-school student who is compelled to look into the suicide death of one of his classmates, Hannah Baker (newcomer Katherine Langford), after receiving a mysterious package of thirteen cassette tapes, which were sent from Hannah just before she killed herself.
Each of the thirteen tapes contains voice recordings of Hannah, in which she reveals thirteen reasons why she committed suicide. In the first tape, Hannah blames Clay for her death yet offers him a chance at forgiveness if he would use the rest of the tapes to find out the real reason behind her passing.
Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright/lyricist Brian Yorkey, of the Tony-winning musical "Next to Normal," is credited for creating the Netflix series. Yorkey is also serving as executive producer along with singer/actress Selena Gomez, and Oscar-winning filmmaker Tom McCarthy (Spotlight), who also directs the first two episodes.
Co-starring Kate Walsh, Brian d'Arcy James, Alisha Boe, Brandon Flynn, Miles Heizer, and Justin Prentice, "13 Reasons Why" is set to premiere 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)