Coming from its first season which received both criticism and support, 13 Reasons Why will officially be back for its second season this May. 13 Reasons Why Season 2 picks up after the happenings based on Jay Asher’s best-selling novel – the aftermath of Hannah Baker’s death and the start of its characters’ complicated journeys toward healing and recovery.
Albeit receiving flak for allegedly glorifying suicide and revenge, the production team seems to be coming up with something that will further explain the underlying tension within each character – something that wasn’t fully tackled even in the novel, and bring closure to those who have been negatively affected by the series. It is set to answer the biggest questions left hanging in balance at the end of Season 1:
- How will Jessica heal in the aftermath of her assault?
- Will Bryce be brought to justice?
- How will Clay move on from the devastating loss of Hannah?
- What happened to Alex?
- How will Tyler cope and what choices will he make in the face of his social isolation?
Based on our latest update from Netflix, the show will revolve on Liberty High’s preparations to go on trial, but someone will stop at nothing to keep the truth surrounding Hannah’s death concealed. A series of ominous polaroids lead Clay Jensen and his classmates to uncover a sickening secret and a conspiracy to cover it up.
The show has been rated MA (for mature audience) and still covers issues such as depression, sexual assault, and suicide. Good to note that they’ve included a disclaimer which states that the series may not be right for those who are currently struggling. Let’s just hope that these relevant issues will finally be put in a more accurate and better light in the coming episodes.
First look photos from the second season can be found below. You be the judge if this is something that piques your interest:
The series stars Dylan Minnette as Clay Jensen, Katherine Langford as Hannah Baker, Kate Walsh as Mrs. Baker, Derek Luke as Mr. Porter, Brandon Flynn as Justin Foley, Justin Prentice as Bryce Walker, Alisha Boe as Jessica Davis, Christian Navarro as Tony Padilla, Miles Heizer as Alex Standall, Devin Druid as Tyler, Anne Winters as Chloe, Tommy Dorfman as Ryan Shaver, Brian D’Arcy James as Mr. Baker, Sosie Bacon as Skye, Steven Weber as Principal Bowen, and Samantha Logan as Nina. The series is written, created, and produced by Brian Yorkey, with executive producers Selena Gomez, Mandy Teefey, Kristel Laiblin, Anonymous Content Steve Golin and Joy Gorman.
13 Reasons Why Season 2 will launch on Netflix on May 18, 2018. Your Manila Millennial will be on the lookout for its official release, so keep checking back on our social media pages – Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, for quick updates on whether the show is worth your time or not.
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