Over the weekend Netflix announced 13 Reasons Why season 2, and now showrunner Bryan Yorkey is talking about what lies ahead for the series.
First of all, this big development: Bryan Yorkey unequivocally says in a new interview with EW that Hannah will “absolutely” be in 13 Reasons Why season 2. “I think one of the things that is still hanging out there is this question of is someone responsible for Hannah’s death? Is the school responsible? Who is responsible, if anyone is?” he says.
“One way we’ll explore that question is through the trial and also through all of these kids reflecting on where they are a few months down the road and what other secrets are being uncovered. That’s going to take us into the past, into Hannah’s story. We’re going to get some new context for events we already know about and we’re going to see a lot of things we hadn’t even heard about yet that fill in some really interesting gaps in our understanding of who Hannah Baker was and what her life was.”
13 Reasons Why season 2 will also address the season 1 cliffhangers so the kids can find “some light.”
“We’re going to answer all of the burning questions that people have about [the show]. Is Tyler going to do something? What’s going to happen to Alex? Will Bryce be brought to justice? We’re going to answer those questions but I think, even more, we’re going to continue to look very truthfully and very honestly at what they go through, even when it’s painful at times. But I think what we’re going to discover is, as they begin to emerge from this very dark time, there’s hope and there is some light to be found.”
Bryan also revealed there will be multiple timelines and that season 2 will pick up “a number of months” after season 1 ended.
Finally, will there be more tapes? “There will be a new piece of technology for 13-year-olds to Google and try to understand what it was,” he teases.