13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher is a young adult novel being adapted into a Netflix series. According to Styleweekly, the show is being produced by Selena Gomez and is directed by Tom McCarthy. It is contracted for a 13 episode series.
The cast members that are joining the new Netflix series are “Goosebumps” Dylan Minnette and Australian’s newcomer, Katherine Langford. Recently joining Minnette and Langford is Devin Druid that also stars in the acclaimed HBO miniseries, “Olive Kitteridge.”
The book’s synopsis from Goodreads:
Clay Jensen returns home from school to find a mysterious box with his name on it lying on his porch. Inside he discovers thirteen cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Baker, his classmate and crush who committed suicide two weeks earlier.
On tape, Hannah explains that there are thirteen reasons why she decided to end her life. Clay is one of them. If he listens, he’ll find out how he made the list.
Through Hannah and Clay’s dual narratives, debut author Jay Asher weaves an intricate and heartrending story of confusion and desperation that will deeply affect teen readers.