Everybody is buzzing about Netflix’s latest series 13 Reasons Why, and for good reason! Ever since the show premiered on March 31 it’s garnered a huge fan base. Based on the best-selling novel by Jay Asher, 13 Reasons Why tells the incredibly emotional and powerful story of Hannah Baker, a teenage girl who takes her own life and leaves behind 13 recorded cassettes for the people who contributed to her death. Each tape explains why she did what she did and tackles real-life issues like sexual assault, bullying, mental illness and, of course, teen suicide. Before binge-watching the series, check out these 14 things to know about the show!
14. Based on a Book
13 Reasons Why is actually based off the book, Thirteen Reasons Why, which was written 10 years ago back in 2007. Jay Asher wrote the best-selling novel and it’s remained on the New York Times bestseller list for eight straight years! Universal Pictures purchased the film rights to the novel in 2011, but it wasn’t until 2015 that it was announced Netflix and Paramount Television would be creating a miniseries with Selena Gomez and her mother, Mandy Teefey, as the executive producers.