13 Reasons Why | Sexual harassment and Jessica will be important topics in the second season
In addition to the study on the impact of 13 Reasons Why on the teen audience and parents, Netflix also commented on the series’ second season and how the whole conversation started a year ago will be continued. Overall, the producer has tried to change the approach to the new episodes, scheduled for 2018 in certain measures. From now on, before anyone watches an episode of the series, a video message from the cast is broadcast. ” Our intention is to warn the audience of what will be spoken and also to tell those who suffer from such problems to seek help. We want the second season to be even more instructive and to start a conversation in the most positive way possible, ” he said. Vice President of Netflix Original Series, Brian Wright.
Initially, Netflix thought about doing only one season – and so it was even after the end of the first. The idea changed when screenwriter Brian Yorke convinced executives to continue the story and explore the themes that made the series so commented on social networks. ” For me, not talking about these characters would be unfair to them and to the public.” Jessica, for example, is one of the focal points of Season 2. Let’s see how she moves from a victim to a survivor – her story alone “We want to explore this culture of sexual harassment and how culturally it is in society, ” he said.
In addition to Jessica, the screenwriter said that Hannah’s father, the protagonist, will also have an important role in the new episodes. The character is lived by Brian d’Arcy James in the series. ” We will see Hannah’s father as one of the most important characters of Season 2. He can go wrong and do things that many disagree with, but he will try to help people who have the same problem, ” he said.
Wright said he did not see a new season going on, since the end of the first one is exactly as it is in the book. But the bet on this continuity comes much from the writing of Yorke and the group of writers involved. ” What I’ve seen from the screenplay I can say is something like a masterpiece of writing. The evolution of the characters and how Yorke has managed to develop everything we did in the first season is impressive, ” he said.
At the end of the presentation, Yorke reaffirmed his intention to talk about sexual harassment and gave a preview of the discussions that the new season may bring. ” We’ve seen a lot of stories about harassment in a school environment and we often wonder if something so horrible can be hidden for so long. It turns out our industry has shown that it’s possible to happen and it’s something we need to discuss. combat, “he said.
There is still no exact date for the return of 13 Reasons Why to Netflix.