'13 Reasons Why' Author Speaks Out About A Second Season
Warning: this article contains spoilers from 13 Reasons Why. If you haven’t finished watching it, then turn back now.
While 13 Reasons Why was largely self-contained, the last episode left us with a few nagging questions.
What, for example, is Tyler planning on doing with that arsenal of guns? And how will the other kids react to Alex’s suicide attempt? Does he survive?
We’d also like to know the outcome of the lawsuit. How do Hannah’s parents react to hearing the tapes? And is Bryce ever held accountable for his actions, or does he get off scot-free?
We’re not the only ones who want to know. Jay Asher (who wrote the book that the series is based on) has revealed that he’d love for Netflix to make a second season:
“I’d just like a continuation of all those characters. I’m curious as well. What happens to Clay? How do people react to what Alex did at the very end? What’s going to happen to Mr. Porter? I’d thought of a sequel at some point. I’d brainstormed it, but decided I wasn’t going to write it. So I’d love to see it.
Things weren’t left open in the hopes of a sequel… There is no end for the characters left behind. Every action we have is going to have repercussions in ways we could not anticipate. You realize that with not just what Hannah did, but also how other people treated Tyler throughout it. It’s the whole message of the book. Of course, there’s obviously ways to go with a second season if they do that.”
13 Reasons Why has had high praise for its handling of difficult issues – namely suicide, bullying and sexual assault.
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