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‘13 Reasons Why’ Season 2 Premiere Event Canceled Following Santa Fe Shooting

Netflix has canceled Friday night’s Los Angeles premiere of “13 Reasons Why” Season 2 following the Santa Fe High School shooting that left at least 10 dead earlier that day, the streaming service announced.

“Our hearts are with the victims of the Santa Fe High School shooting, and with all victims of gun violence,” Netflix said in a statement. “In light of today’s tragedy, we are cancelling the ’13 Reasons Why’ S2 premiere event tonight.”

Series stars Katherine Langford, Dylan Minnette, Kate Walsh, Alisha Boe, Christian Navarro, Brandon Flynn, Miles Heizer, Justin Prentice, Ross Butler, and more were expected to attend, as well as executive producer Selena Gomez.

13 Reasons Why” was known — and attracted controversy — for its handling of serious subjects in Season 1. The drama followed the events that led up to the suicide of teenager Hannah Baker, and touched on other sensitive topics including sexual assault and bullying.

It also featured a few mentions of gun violence. At the end of Season 1, Heizer’s character, Alex, was hospitalized after shooting himself. The end of the season also showed outcast Tyler (Devin Druid) with an ominous stash of guns.

As of Season 2, Netflix started prefacing each episode of “13 Reasons Why” with a video warning, with cast members addressing the potentially triggering topics in the series. Several of the show’s stars, including Minnette, Boe, and Navarro, also tweeted about the shooting on Friday.

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