Friday 19 October 2018

13 Reasons Why creator talks about a possible season three

Brian Yorkey was speaking at a Netflix event in Los Angeles.

Katherine Langford plays Hannah Baker in 13 Reasons Why (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP)
Katherine Langford plays Hannah Baker in 13 Reasons Why (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP)

By Keiran Southern, Press Association Los Angeles Correspondent

The creator of 13 Reasons Why refused to confirm a third season of the teen drama but offered his thoughts on the direction he would like it to take.

The series centres around high school student Hannah Baker, who takes her own life after being raped. Season two arrived on Netflix earlier this year and has been controversial for its exploration of themes such as male sexual assault.

Speculation is already growing about a third season, although the show’s creator, Brian Yorkey, refused to confirm it would return.

But, speaking at a Netflix event in Los Angeles, he did say what he would like potential new episodes to look like.

Asked what themes season three may explore, he said: “I think the themes are inherent in the action of season two. It’s a question of, is there more story to tell, do we want to see these kids not only continue to recover, but, how do they bring forward into their lives the things they’ve learned after what they’ve been through?”

He added: “We say goodbye to Hannah but as the 13 Reasons Why story goes forward, whether it’s on Netflix or just in the minds of fans, what happened to Hannah Baker will always be the first clause of the story.

“The rest of the story is about young people, as so many young people – perhaps all young people have to do today – figuring out how to heal from the things that have hurt them, how to find a community out of isolation, how to come together to make the world they want it to be and not just the world they’re inheriting.

“And above all how to take better care of each other.”

Press Association

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