Ever since we binge-watched the first season of 13 Reasons Why, we have been counting down the days until Season 2 on Netflix. The series, which is based off a young adult novel of the same name, tells the story of Hannah Baker, who leaves behind cassette tapes for her classmates after killing herself.
While the show received plenty of criticism for its depiction of suicide, it went far deeper than just Hannah's reasons for killing herself — and definitely did its best to tackle a tough, but important, issue. "I love the show I'm on. It's such a diverse show and they're so accepting," Tommy Dorfman, who plays Ryan Shaver, told Life & Style. "Gay people playing straight people. Straight people playing gay people. Gay people playing gay people — and they write us so well. That's a good thing to talk about. As far as controversy stuff, I don't think it glamorizes suicide."
The finale left off with another character, Alex Standall, in critical condition due to a gunshot wound to the head — meaning another character could be dead next season. Keep reading to find out more spoilers from Season 2.
When is '13 Reasons Why' Season 2 coming to Netflix?
Netflix announced that the second season of the series will premiere in 2018 — and they shared the exciting news with a trailer, which featured memorable show locations such as Liberty High School and Monet's. The video was captioned, "Their story isn't over," and Christian Navarro, who plays Tony Padilla, revealed the cast kicked off filming in June 2017.
Where is '13 Reasons Why' filmed?
The Netflix series is filmed in Northern California, which means the recent wildfires temporarily halted filming. Dylan Minnette tweeted about the disaster, writing, "We film 13 Reasons Why in many of the areas in NorCal affected by these devastating fires. Sending love and thoughts to everyone involved." This could also push back the 2018 release date. Fortunately, they were able to resume filming and recently wrapped.
Who will replace Hannah as the narrator on Season 2?
The big question surrounding Season 2 is who will place Hannah Baker as the narrator? While very little is known about the plot, it was revealed that other characters would be stepping up to the plate. "There probably will be more than one," executive producer Tom McCarthy told The Hollywood Reporter. Katherine Langford also has predictions for her replacement, adding, "I want someone kind of obscure, like Skye. Jessica or Alex are very interesting, I'd be interested to see where their stories go this season. I want to believe [Alex] is alive."
She also revealed that Season 2 Hannah will be very different from Season 1 Hannah. “This season has been really interesting for a lot of reasons,” she told Entertainment Weekly. “It’s a different story than Season 1 and I think that’s a good thing. This season we get to explore a lot more of the other characters and their journeys, which I’m excited about. As sad as it is, there is life after Hannah, and this season we get to see the effects it had on the people around her a lot more.”
Will the series be more censored?
13 Reasons Why was accused of glamorizing suicide after premiering on the streaming platform, but that doesn't mean that the show's creators are going to tone down the content. "I would be shocked if anything is censored. The whole goal of the show is to be real and tell the story in a true way," Dylan said. "And if they weren't going to do that in more scenes, I don't think they'd keep going with the show. They aren't going to sugarcoat anything. We haven't done it from day one and I don't think we're ever going to do it. I'm sure it's going to be just as important and dark as last season."
Will Selena Gomez make a cameo?
The "Hands to Myself" singer is an executive producer on the YA novel turned TV show, and it looks like even the cast is not sure if she will make an appearance during Season 2. "No idea. She's working in New York right now," Tommy Dorfman said at Out magazine's 25th-anniversary celebration.
How has life changed for the cast since Season 1?
"I think just on a personal level, Season 1 was the first job I ever had out of college as an actor," Tommy told Life & Style. "I've grown tremendously since then and just continue to learn from everyone I work with. I shot a movie while I was shooting 13 Reasons Why this summer, which is really cool, flying from coast to coast. Getting to work on two extremely different characters at the same time was such a challenge. I think if anything, having had a show that's already come out — there's a certain level of just, our lives changed tremendously. It's like getting back to work and getting back to that focus takes extra energy, whereas before it was like we were in summer camp together."