13 Reasons Why: Season 2

Ruth Martin, Reporter

Attention: There are spoilers about the first season! This show includes suicide and is recommended for mature audiences. There could be topics and ideas  that may displease the readers.

13 Reasons Why is an American drama-mystery television series based on the novel Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher. It was adapted by Brian Yorkey for Netflix. The series revolves around protagonists Clay Jensen, a lonely high school boy, and Hannah Baker, the new girl in school who ends up committing suicide after being bullied by different people.

The show is followed by Clay receiving a box of 13 cassette tapes, which is recorded by Hannah talking about why she ended her life. The tapes explain 13 reasons why she killed herself. Once Clay listens to them, he finds out everyone else’s disturbing secrets, some that even involve serious crimes. This show became famous world-wide and was the most-tweeted about show in 2017. There were many controversies, but that didn’t stop them from creating another season.

So when is the show coming out? There isn’t an exact date, but we know it’s in 2018. The cast looks a little different, with about 6 new characters in the show. Though, we know that Dylan Minnette (Clay Jensen), Christian Navarro (Tony Padilla), Ross Butler (Zach Dempsey), Brandon Flynn (Justin Foley), Alisha Boe (Jessica Davis), Michelle Selene Ang (Courtney Crimson) and Justin Prentice (Bryce Walker) will be back. Although other characters may possibly make an appearance, we don’t know for sure. The authenticity of the first season were the tapes, but they won’t be back in the second season. Creator, Brian Yorkey says that there will be a new piece of technology to Hannah’s narration.

So what about the main character, Hannah Baker? Well the story isn’t complete without her, so she will be coming back in flashbacks. The first season left a couple of cliffhangers, including Tyler’s school shooting, Alex’s death, Bryce’s trial and the continuation of Jessica’s story. This show keeps you on your toes and is definitely binge-worthy! 

Suicide is not the answer, if any readers  need support or guidance, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is always there to help.