Netflix has responded to the recent backlash concerning their popular series 13 Reasons Why, and has promised to add more warnings to the show.
Given the nature of the show, parents, teachers, and even schools have been warning younger viewers about what they perceive as dangerous messages sent by 13 Reasons Why. Now, in a statement to BuzzFeed News on Monday, Netflix confirmed additional warnings were being added to the series.
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.
Meanwhile, Netflix has already assembled a writers room for 13 Reasons Why season 2, which is expected to be ordered to series.