The series, executive produced by Selena Gomez and her mother, Mandy Teefey, opened up an important dialogue between young adults and their parents about suicide prevention and mental health during its debut in 2017.
Netflix Vice-President of Original Series Brian Wright teased the main storylines for the newest season in a statement issued by the network.
“[Season 2] continues the characters’ journeys.
“It continues this dialogue and these conversations and the exploration of some of these super tough topics, but in a way that’s always wrapped in a very entertaining and propulsive thread and story,” he explained.
Showrunner Brian Yorkey stated to Entertainment Weekly that the fallout from Season 1 will continue to impact the series main characters moving forward.
“We really have characters who, after 13 episodes, are just beginning the process of recovery and the process of coming to terms with what part they might’ve played in Hannah’s death and how Hannah’s death will change their lives going forward,” he stated.
“Jessica in particular, her experience continues to be a central part of season two. We wanted very much to look at her recovery. To look at what it is to go from being a victim of sexual assault to being a survivor of sexual assault.”
“Hannah’s story is still very much not finished. She’s an integral part of whatever the next chapter of the story is, and she’s very much still at the center of it,” he concluded.
Rumor has it that many of Hannah’s never-before-seen flashbacks will also be featured prominently in Season 2 of the series.
There will also be new characters introduced to further explore Hannah’s story and how it impacted those around her, according to Cosmopolitan Magazine.
Ben Lawson will join the series as Rick, Liberty High’s baseball coach.
Samantha Logan will star as Nina, a track star with a secret.
Allison Miller will appear as Sonya, an ambitious young litigator.
Bryce Cass will join as Cyrus, a mischievous young man.
Chelsea Alden will star as Mackenzie, Cyrus’ sister.
Kelli O’Hara will appear as Jackie, an advocate for victims of bullying.
Netflix posted the following teasers on Twitter.
— Netflix (@netflix) May 9, 2017
Season 2 of Netflix’ 13 Reasons Why will air sometime later in 2018. There has been no official release date for the new season as of yet announced by the network.
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