The Netflix streaming service released a new video today announcing that their hit drama series 13 Reasons Why has been renewed for Season 2. No details have been given as to when the new season may go into production, but now we know this story is not over yet. The show has gained a strong fan base since debuting March 31.
13 Reasons Why is a new series from Netflix adapted from the best-selling books by Jay Asher. It follows teenager Clay Jensen (Dylan Minnette) as he returns home from school to find a mysterious box with his name on it lying on his porch. Inside he discovers cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Baker (newcomer Katherine Langford) - his classmate and crush - who tragically committed suicide two weeks earlier. On tape, Hannah explains that there are thirteen reasons why she decided to end her life. Will Clay be one of them? If he listens, he'll find out how he made the list. Through Hannah and Clay's dual narratives, 13 Reasons Why weaves an intricate and heart wrenching story of teenage life that will deeply affect viewers.
13 Reasons Why is directed by Oscar Winner Tom McCarthy (Spotlight), Written by Tony and Pulitzer Prize Winner Brian Yorkey (Next to Normal), and executive produced by Selena Gomez, Joy Gorman and Brian Yorkey from Anonymous Content, and Kristel Laiblin. The series is a produced for Netflix by Paramount Television. While it wasn't specified how many episodes the new season will be, it will likely be 13, falling in line with the first season. The video announcing the renewal debuted on Twitter earlier today.
The Netflix show has quickly become one of the streaming service's favorite shows in just a short period of time, sparking a lot of conversations on social media. This new season will certainly continue the conversation about this beloved show, although it remains to be seen what new characters are coming aboard. Hopefully we'll have more details as we get closer to filming starting.
The cast includes Dylan Minnette as Clay Jensen, Katherine Langford as Hannah Baker, Kate Walsh as Mrs. Baker (Hannah's mother), Brain D'Arcy James as Mr. Baker, Hannah's father, Derek Luke as Mr. Porter, Hannah's guidance counselor, Brandon Flynn as Justin Foley, Justin Prentice as Bryce Walker, Alisha Boe as Jessica Davis, Christian Navarro as Tony Padilla and Tommy Dorfman as Ryan. It hasn't been confirmed if all of these cast members will return or not. Take a look at this new video announcing the renewal of 13 Reasons Why.