As we all know, 13 Reasons Why has been signed on for season two to premiere in 2019 on Netflix. While many of us knew what to expect from season one, as it is an adaptation of Jay Asher’s novel of the same name, season two will be entirely different right of the bat. Show runner, Brian Yorkey, has been able to take full creative license with this new part of the story since there is no sequel to Asher’s novel. Now we have some insight from Mashable.
I’m sure one of the biggest questions we all have is how they will continue Hannah’s story when Hannah is no longer a part of it. To that Yorkey says,
Well, Hannah told her version of events, but there are at least twelve 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.
This suggests that Hannah may not be the most reliable of narrators. Yorkey specified that Hannah did not blatantly lie in any part of her narration, but that we may consider that her perspective differs from that of the other characters. I’m sure we can all relate to this as our truths may not always be the truths of others.
We are also very excited that Katherine Langford will also appear in season 2. “We’re going to see Hannah in flashbacks,” Langford told Mashable. “We’re going to see parts of Hannah’s life that we didn’t in Season 1. We haven’t really gone into that much detail but I know that we’re going to continue that dialogue and keep developing the story.” While we may get to see a lot more of Hannah, she will not be the head narrator of the story anymore.
As for the narration, many are excited to see which character will take the lead. However, Yorkey teased that there might be a number of narrators. SPOILERS:
Season 1 ended with the Alex’s fate unknown, Jessica left to reshape her life after telling her father about Bryce, Tyler in a state of anger and suspiciously hoarding a bunch of guns, Clay on a downward spiral coated in anxiety and the Bakers continuing their lawsuit against the school. With so many interesting and important stories to tell we can see how amazing multiple narrators would be for the thirteen episodes that will make up the second season.
Yorkey went on to say
One of the things that we did well in Season 1 is look long and hard at the real lives that teenagers lead and to go pretty deep into a number of different young people’s lives, I’d like to see us keep telling those stories, keep looking at those kids’ lives and how they move on from here and how especially they try to lead lives of fullness and joy in times that are very, very dark.
We are extremely excited for season two and cannot wait to see what kinds of spoilers we can find out before 2019!
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