Netflix’s controversial hit show is getting a second season, and as the production begins we give you the latest and most interesting details.
When 13 Reasons Why started airing, it seemed to us that a show like this couldn’t go past its limited season 1 concept, but, Netflix has proven us wrong the instant they confirmed that a season 2 is on the way. Also, it turns out we won’t be waiting for long to see what happens next, as production started only a couple of weeks ago.
Christian Navarro, who is Tony Padilla on this controversial show announced the first day of filming over Twitter “Day One. S2. Ready to make some magic.”
The first season of 12 Reasons Why began streaming on Netflix on March 31 was an instant success.
In short, Clay Jansen comes home from school one day to find a mysterious box with his name lying on his porch. Inside the box were tapes made by his classmate and crush who committed suicide only two weeks earlier. On those tapes, Hannah Baker explains that there are 13 reasons why she decided to kill herself.
Some people called this show a triggering portrayal of suicide, and the show got a lot of backlash for it. Others applauded the show for its nuanced depiction of sexual assault, and its approach to explaining all the ways misogyny can creep into high school halls. Season 2 will not fail us on that subject, it will keep its focus on real teen issues, even though this time, the focus will move away from Hannah Baker to other students whom the teenager namechecked on 13 tapes she made.
This show’s cast includes Dylan Minnette, Alisha Boe, Christian Navarro and Justin Prentice – who all became instant stars thanks to this show.
This show is actually based on a novel by Jay Asher, but there is no second book, so there is nothing to base a second season on. Still, since the season 2 is announced, and the filming had already begun, we are counting on Brian Yorkey, the showrunner, to come up with a storyline that will be good enough to keep the fans interested.
13 Reason Why showrunner Brian Yorkey also gave us a few hints on what we can expect in the new season during a Netflix For Your Consideration panel.
“What I can tell you is that certainly, one question I get a lot is, ‘How can there be a season 2 when the story’s over?’ My response is, ‘What story is over?'” Yorkey elaborated. “‘Well, Hannah’s story is over.’ Well, 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. So I think there’s quite a bit more of Hannah’s story to tell.”
According to him, season 2 will give us a look at a lot of the events that we thought we knew how they went down, and show us how those are a lot more complicated than we thought. He also said that by the end of season 2, we will learn that Hannah is a lot more complicated than we saw in season 1.
“For those that Hannah left behind, that story is just beginning. The story of their recovery is just beginning. Clay and Olivia Baker are two of the people who have the most healing to do and that process was just in its very, very first stages when season 1 ended. Season 2 is also about healing and about how we go on because people always say that you have to go on, but how do we after something like that?”
Well, no matter what happens in season 2, producer Selena Gomez is definitely stoked “I was in the writers’ room the other day and they’re working so hard and it’s going to come together,” Gomez said “I was sitting there at the table, like, ‘Wait, what happened?!’ Almost like freaking out.”
So, now she got us curious. Could it be that she is freaking out because of what is going to happen with Tyler (Devin Druid), the bullied student who was revealed to have an arsenal of weapons in the show finale? Or maybe it’s about what will happen to Bryce (Justin Prentice) after info about his awful crimes gets out? Maybe it is because of what will happen to Alex (Miles Heizer) after he shot himself?