'13 Reasons Why' to include new intro advising viewers of sensitive topics

13 Reasons Why's second series will feature cast warning about show's'tough topics

Katherine Langford is among cast members in the advisory video

The new introductory video features four of the show's cast members - Dylan Minnette, Katherine Langford, Justin Prentice and Alisha Boe - speaking to viewers as themselves, not their characters.

There's also set to be an aftershow, which will have 13 Reason Why stars as well as experts sharing stories viewers have told them in a series of YouTube clips called "Tell Them" - which you can check out here.

The multinational study, which spoke to more than 5,000 teens and parents in five countries, explored topics such as suicide, bullying, sexual assault and the resulting dialogue and attitude shifts among teens, parents and teachers around these and other hard topics affecting today's youth.

Before season 2 starts, Netflix is taking measures to open up more lines of communication for those who watch the show and might be at risk. "Because the minute that you start talking about it, it gets easier".

The introduction of the video comes with the findings of Netflix's global research study with Northwestern University that aimed to help the streaming service understand the types of conversations that were being had about the first season of the popular series, which is based on Jay Asher's 2007 book of the same name.

Meanwhile, Nic Sheff, one of the writers from the Netflix flow, told Vanity Fair that it is important to portray suicide, sexual assault, bullying and drug use as honestly as possible.

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Last year, 13 Reasons Why sparked controversy as research reveals that Google searches for some specific methods of suicide increased after its release.

The National Association of School Psychologists also responded to the show by posting a "13 Reasons Why" guide on its website as a resource for educators and parents.

The show is produced by Selena Gomez and her mother, Mandy Teefey.

And now for something completely different, word is Netflix is also thinking about commissioning all-new Python material, which wouldn't be unusual as the group has reunited several times in the past. "I'm all about suicide prevention".

One of the biggest shows of past year faced a lot of criticism for its graphic content. Those struggling with issues are urged to visit 13ReasonsWhy.info for resources, including suicide prevention and mental health links.

Netflix has heard your concerns about 13 Reasons Why and will implement some major changes for Season 2.

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