Netflix’s breakthrough series 13 Reasons Why is confirmed to return for another season. But the new one is going to be entirely out of scratch granted it’s not a direct adaptation of the novel unlike the first run, so we don’t know what’s going to happen to our favorite characters come season 2. What we do know is that Hannah will still be involved but will no longer be doing the voice-over, suggesting there might be a new driving character for the new episodes.
Speculations have it Alex may be that character. In the closing moments of 13 Reasons Why season finale, Alex was taken away in an ambulance after being shot in the head in what was presumably an attempted suicide. Now, you may be wondering if the character will survive or not. Of course, we’ll have to wait for Season 2’s premiere to confirm anything, but there’s a plausible theory online that claims Alex isn’t dead.
What 13 Reasons Why Season 2 Could Be About
Showrunner Bryan Yorkey previously teased that the second season would still touch Hannah’s story, but with some new context “we hadn’t even heard about yet that fill in some really interesting gaps.” Reddit user BigRed160 suggests that “new context” may be exploring suicide in the perspective of those who attempted and failed.
“I think [Alex] is going to survive but in a heavily problematic way (vegetative state, speech problems, paralysis, something like that) in order to continue addressing suicide but from a new perspective” the user shared. It would still be the same theme as the first season but would continue the story in a different way.”
Miles Heizer, who plays Alex on the show, hinted this could be the direction Season 2 is taking. Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, he clarified Alex’s gunshot wound wasn’t Tyler’s doing but his character’s. There were similarities between Alex and Hannah, and if you watched the episodes carefully, “there are a lot of warning signs throughout the season” that Alex is contemplating suicidal ideations.
Although he did not directly confirm what Season 2 really is about, Heizer mentioned it could explore failed suicide attempts. “That’s another subject that’s very rarely shown onscreen and is probably a lot more common than people think it is,” the actor told the publication. “People attempting to take their lives and it not happening, I’m sure that will bring a crazy set of issues. It would be interesting to go into that.”
13 Reasons Why Season 2 Release
Then again, this is just a piece of the puzzle. 13 Reasons Why Season 2 will also dive deeper into the story of other characters. Will Bryce be convicted? What is Tyler plotting? Will Jessica recover? What happens to the lawsuit? Those and other burning questions we all have are expected to be answered when the show returns.
At this point, there is no exact 13 Reasons Why Season 2 release date yet. However, Netflix confirmed that the sophomore run will consist of another 13 episodes streaming on the site next year. Original shows from the streaming service giant usually take around a year to produce, so it could be back on Spring 2018 the earliest. Yorkey previously said the episodes are still being written and they haven’t started filming yet.
It remains to be seen if the show will introduce new characters. But everyone from Season 1 will likely reprise their roles next season, including Heizer, Dylan Minnette (Clay Jensen), Katherine Langford (Hannah Baker), Alisha Boe (Jessica Davis), Christian Navarro (Tony Padilla), Brandon Flynn (Justin Foley), Justin Prentice (Bryce Walker) and Devin Druid (Tyler Down). Selena Gomez will also likely be back to executive produce again.
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