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19 May 2017, 12:21
We've got all the details about '13 Reasons Why' Season 2 including storylines, cast and trailers.
After a lot of speculation from the cast, the producers and the fans, 13 Reasons Why has officially been renewed by Netflix for a second season. Executive Producer Selena Gomez officially announced season two via Instagram, with an eerie trailer that features iconic places that can be seen throughout the first season. Watch the trailer below:
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13 Reasons Why Season 2
The Cast of '13 Reasons Why' reveal details about season 2.
Not long after that announcement, Brian Yorkey, who adapted Jay Asher's novel into the Netflix series, answered lots of big questions about season 2 to Entertainment Weekly and, honestly, you’re going to scream. Let’s go through the key details:
Yes. Yorkey revealed that Hannah’s death will still be a major storyline. "Oh absolutely. I think one of the things that is still hanging out there is this question of is someone responsible for Hannah’s death? Is the school responsible? Who is responsible, if anyone is? We’re going to get some new context for events we already know about and we’re going to see a lot of things we hadn’t even heard about yet that fill in some really interesting gaps in our understanding of who Hannah Baker was and what her life was."
The first season ended on Jessica admitting for her father that she had been raped. Many fans have since hoped that season 2 will see her get justice and Yorkey is definitely on board with that. " I want to do Jessica’s story the deserved justice of following her as she goes back to school, as she tries to begin to recover from what happened to her, because it’s something that millions of young women go through. And also [I want to] see somebody punch Bryce in the face." Amen to that.
Probably not. Miles Heizer, who plays Alex, suggest that a suicide attempt is much more likely, theorising that, "It was interesting to see similarities between Alex and Hannah, because there are a lot of warning signs throughout the season,"
Does Alex survive? "That's another subject that's very rarely shown onscreen and is probably a lot more common than people think it is. People attempting to take their lives and it not happening, I'm sure that will bring a crazy set of issues. It would be interesting to go into that." So it would seem we haven’t seen the last of Alex just yet (thank god!)
It sure looked like it. Yorkey is staying tight lipped for now but judging from this answer, we'd hazard a guess that something major will be going down.
“All the cliffhangers that we saw at the end of season 1 go back to the initial set of traumas that we’re talking about — go back to bullying, go back to Jessica’s rape, to Hannah’s rape. They’re all related, so I would very much like to explore where they all go and to see if there is, as I think there will be, some light for these kids. We’re going to continue to tell their stories really honestly. We’re going to answer all of the burning questions that people have about [the show]. Is Tyler going to do something? What’s going to happen to Alex? Will Bryce be brought to justice? We’re going to answer those questions but I think, even more, we’re going to continue to look very truthfully and very honestly at what they go through, even when it’s painful at times.”
He better be. #JusticeForJeff
Selena Gomez was instrumental in making the show happen. It was her and her mum, Mandy, that originally bought the rights to make a television series based on the book. Originally, it was going to be made by Universal with Selena played Hannah Baker, the show's lead character. In the end Netflix picked up the series in 2015 and Gomez remained as an executive producer on the series.
In an interview with the Hollywood Reporter, Gomez revealed that there are more stories to tell, which sounds very much like the second season has already been thought out. "We don't know what is going to go beyond it, but we know there are so many stories that lie beneath each character," Gomez explained. "That's why it became a series in the first place. So we'll see."
Katherine Langford, who replaced Selena to play Hannah Baker, went one step further.
"There's definitely more story to tell," she said. "It would be cool to continue the dialogue of this story. There are so many cliff hangers at the end of the season. At the end of the season, I had to sit back. I didn't think about what happens next. It's more of this feeling like, "Oh my God, that's the story that needed to be told."
Given that most Netflix's shows take around 12 months to write and film, a release date around Early Spring 2018 is expected and the storyline is expected to take place a couple months after when the first season ended.
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