ET’s Katie Krause talks with Dylan Minnette about the final season of ‘13 Reasons Why,’ which premieres June 5 on Netflix.
The Netflix drama debuts its fourth season June 5.
The first 10 seconds of the trailer for 13 Reasons Why’s final season lay out the central conflict of the last batch of episodes.
As Clay (Dylan Minnette) and Justin (Brandon Flynn) walk into school, they, along with a crowd of other students, see the words “Monty was framed” in huge, red spray-painted letters on the main office door. “Don’t freak out,” Justin says.
Easier said than done, of course, as the remainder of the trailer features several shots of Clay and other characters looking very worried about the secret behind Bryce Walker’s death coming out, and discussing what might happen if it does.
The trailer also features the first look at Gary Sinise’s therapist character, Dr. Robert Ellman, who’s brought in to assess Clay’s mental health. “I think you’ve been keeping secrets,” he tells Clay. “Are you ready to let those secrets out?”
The fourth season will also feature the core cast’s graduation from Liberty High, wrapping the series far beyond its original source material of Jay Asher’s novel, which centers on the suicide of a girl (played by Katherine Langford in seasons one and two). More than two years after sparking an ongoing conversation about teen mental health and depression, the 13 Reasons Why team decided to edit out the suicide from the series. The episodes now also contain cast PSAs and prompts to a resource website.
The final season of 13 Reasons Why premieres June 5.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
13 Reasons Why is nearing its end.
What started as Hannah Baker’s story in the Netflix drama’s first season has evolved into Clay’s story, Tyler’s story, Jessica’s story, and the list goes on. For three seasons now, viewers have watched the teens of Liberty High School face tough decisions as they’ve come to terms with the parts they all played in Hannah’s death. And now, going into the show’s final season, the question is: How will they handle Bryce’s death? (Reminder: Alex was the one who pushed an injured Bryce into the water, but everyone worked together to frame Monty, who was then killed in prison.)
Netflix released a behind-the-scenes video today announcing that the series will return for its final 10 episodes — a shorter season than usual — on June 5. The season’s logline reads: “In the series’ final season, Liberty High School’s Senior Class prepares for graduation. But before they say goodbye, they’ll have to keep a dangerous secret buried and face heartbreaking choices that could impact their futures forever.”
Watch the emotional video above.
Source: Entertainment Weekly
Hannah wasn’t the only one.
13 Reasons Why Season 2 – May 18th, 2018.
And it will supposedly feel like a very different show.
There’s a lot of mystery surrounding the upcoming second season of Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why. So far, we know that the new episodes will bring fresh faces to Liberty High (and even some parents we didn’t meet in the first installment), but the season 1 finale definitely left viewers with a lot of questions: Will Alex survive the gunshot wound he suffered at the end of the first chapter? Will Bryce face consequences for two incidents of sexual assault? How will Hannah’s story continue throughout any future episodes?
Of course, one of the biggest questions surrounding season 2 has to do with how the show will address mental illness. Despite its undeniable popularity, the Netflix series based on Jay Asher’s novel garnered a lot of criticism from mental health advocates who thought the show didn’t go far enough to provide viewers with positive tools and helpful resources while delivering arguably triggering material. The show’s star, Dylan Minnette, has expressed that the cast and crew have listened to that feedback, and that season 2 will take those concerns into account.
Now, in a new interview with Entertainment Tonight, Dylan is opening up even further about what fans can expect from the next season. According to the actor, the new episodes will take place several months after season 1, and will have a common theme. “This season particularly is a lot about recovery,” Dylan explained, adding: “It’s naturally going to progressively get to a more emotional place, due to the nature of the story we’re telling. I’m sure we’re all heading in some dark directions again. I think anybody would be surprised if we weren’t.”
The idea that season 2 will focus on “recovery” is an interesting one, as it could be applied to lots of different characters. It could be a reference to Alex’s physical recovery, or Jessica’s emotional one. It could also apply to Dylan’s character, Clay, and Hannah’s parents, as they continue to grieve the loss of their daughter.
Katherine Langford (Hannah) also weighed in, telling Entertainment Tonight that season 2 “feels like a very different show.” And Steven Silver, who plays Marcus, added that the upcoming episodes are “juicy.”
There’s no doubt that 13 Reasons Why aims to tackle several important subjects that are all deserving of discussion and awareness. Hopefully the upcoming season will present that dialogue in a way that also gives viewers the proper tools for help if they need it.
If you or someone you know is contemplating suicide, call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255 or text Crisis Text Line at 741-741.
Source: Teen Vogue
Netflix’s watercooler hit “13 Reasons Why” will be back for a second season at Netflix, Variety has confirmed.
The first season of the series, based on the young adult novel of the same name, revolves around the suicide of a high school girl, Hannah, played by Katherine Langford. Dylan Minnette, Christian Navarro, Alisha Boe, Brandon Flynn, Justin Prentice, Miles Heizer, Brian d’Arcy James, and Kate Walsh also star. Season 2 will pick up in the aftermath of Hannah’s death and as the other characters’ start their complicated journeys toward healing and recovery.
The second season, which will again consist of 13 episodes, is set to debut on Netflix in 2018. Brian Yorkey will continue to serve as showrunner.
Although Netflix doesn’t release ratings, the series became the most tweeted about show of 2017.
Critics praised the series, including Variety‘s Maureen Ryan, who called it “a suspenseful tale that will keep most [viewers] engaged until the final scene fades out.” But it also sparked controversy over its graphic depictions of suicide and sexual violence, leading Netflix to add content warnings to the episodes.
Season 2 will be produced for Netflix by Paramount Television. The show is also executive produced by Selena Gomez, along with Mandy Teefey, Kristel Laiblin, Joy Gorman Wettels, Michael Sugar and Steve Golin.