The “13 Reasons Why” cast just dropped new scoop on season 2
We may have some new scoop about the second season of 13 Reasons Why after a panel discussion with Variety. Stars Katherine Langford, Dylan Minnette, and Kate Walsh joined executive producer Brian Yorkey and director Tom McCarthy at Netflix’s FYSee Space on Friday night. The 13 Reasons Why cast and crew talked Hannah flashbacks, new narration, and what’s yet to come.
Here are some things we already know.
Hannah will still be a part of the show, Alex did try to commit suicide, Jessica will open up about her rape, and everyone will start to turn against Bryce. Phew!
The first season of the show is based on the young adult novel that follows Hannah Baker’s suicide, played by Langford. Each episode alternates between past and present and is intertwined by a collection of tape recordings by Baker. Each tape displays the 13 reasons why she ended her life. With no book sequel to follow, the Netflix show is setting out on its own.
The show has received criticism for the graphic and shocking choice to present the teen’s suicide to audience members. In the panel discussion, McCarthy says the series sparked debates and conversation, which is a positive thing.
He told Variety, “I respect the opinion of experts, but being an adult myself I sometimes think, ‘Well, maybe we should listen to the people who are driving the viewership. Young people want to have this discussion. Maybe they are telling us something.'
Here’s some good news, though. Langford’s character will still make appearances in flashbacks throughout the second season. We haven’t seen the last of her just yet.
When asked what it was like to let go of her character, Hannah Baker, Langford told the moderator tearfully, "I just didn’t want to let her go because at that point she’s a person and you’re dealing with real issues.
Moreover, Yorkey says that there are more stories to be told in season two. While the cassette tapes won’t be present, a longer story is waiting for us viewers.
"Hannah told her version of events, but there are at least 12 kids who have another version of those events that we actually haven’t really heard from yet, Yorkey said. "I don’t think Hannah told any untruths on her tape. She reclaimed her narrative, which had really been taken from her.
The widely popular show was surprising, filled with uncertainty and, most importantly, captivating. Minnette, the actor who plays Clay, hopes to achieve the same success for season 2.
“I just want us all to do the same as this year. Just go in assuming that nobody is going to watch it, everyone’s going to hate it, and try to make the best thing possible," he told Variety.
As the most tweeted about show in 2017, the stars are likely to have a following of excited and impatient viewers waiting for them. While the show’s storyline won’t expand more than the original season, it seems like viewers will be peering into the lives of the 12 other characters.
The second season will air on Netflix in 2018.