A harrowing trailer for Netflix’s upcoming series 13 Reasons Why has been unveiled ahead of its March 31st premiere. Selena Gomez and her mother Mandy Teefy co-produced the show, which is based off Jay Asher’s 2007 YA novel of the same name.
The trailer opens with happier images of two young teenagers taking in a basketball game and slow dancing. It’s then revealed the girl, Hannah, has committed suicide to the surprise of many who knew her. Instead of leaving a note, Hannah recorded individualized cassette tapes for 13 different classmates. “Settle in because I’m about to tell you the story of my life,” Hannah says via voiceover. “More specifically, why my life ended. And if you are listening to this tape, you are one of the reasons why.”
A 10th anniversary edition of Asher’s novel was released back in December. The tale will be broken up into 13 episodes, which will premiere all at once on Netflix. Katherine Langford will star as Hannah, with Kate Walsh and Brian D’Arcy James playing her parents.