Warning: Spoilers ahead
If you have been holding your breath for confirmation of a second season of Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why, you may not be the only one.
Jay Asher, Author of the novel Thirteen Reasons Why, has announced that he would like to see a second season of Netflix’s adaptation. While the novel never received a sequel, Asher believes that the show left enough loose ends to warrant a second look at the characters and the aftermath of what season one left behind.
Since its release, Netflix‘s 13 Reasons Why has received overwhelmingly positive critic reviews. The show, which delves into some tough topics like teen suicide, rape and bullying, follows 17-year-old Clay Jensen (Dylan Minnette) as he listens to a series of tapes which explain the reason why his crush, workmate, and friend, Hannah Baker (Katherine Langford), ended her life.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly Asher discusses his thoughts on the possibility of the popular Netflix adaptation receiving a second season.
“I’d just like a continuation of all those characters,” said author Jay Asher.
“How do people react to what Alex did at the very end? What’s going to happen to Mr. Porter? I’d thought of a sequel at some point. I’d brainstormed it, but decided I wasn’t going to write it. So I’d love to see it.”
While a second season wasn’t part of the reasoning for the loose ends in the show’s final episode, the unresolved plot points certainly lend themselves to more episodes.
“Every action we have is going to have repercussions in ways we could not anticipate,” said Asher.
“You realize that with not just what Hannah did, but also how other people treated Tyler throughout it. It’s the whole message of the book. Of course, there’s obviously ways to go with a second season if they do that.”
In addition to discussing a second season, Asher recently revealed that Hannah actually survived in the book’s original draft, an ending which was changed when the novel was published. Speaking of the alternative ending, Asher discussed the reactions that Hannah would have to face on her return to school.
“Knowing as well that it was going to be difficult when Hannah went back to school to have to deal with those kids. It’s not like everything’s smooth now. In fact, it might be even tenser for her. But now there’s Clay, who’s going to be upfront that he’s there for her,” said the Author.
This certainly could prove a plot point going forward following Alex Standall’s attempted suicide which left him fighting for his life in Hospital. Fans also want to find out exactly what Tylers gun-totting ending scene means, as it certainly seemed as if he had something dangerous planned for the kids at school.
While no official word has been given on a second season, Asher isn’t the only person involved in the project who has hinted at the possibility of more episodes to come.
Actor Devin Druid, who played the peeping-tom Tyler, spoke to CNN about the potential to expand on the characters from season one.
“We were definitely able to expand on these characters that you don’t see as much in the book, and we have some really interesting beginnings of a storyline that we could expand on,” said Druid.
“There’s still the court trial and some plotlines brewing at the end of the series that I know a lot of people on Twitter have been asking about, including my sibling.”