Are there more stories to tell on 13 Reasons Why?
Based on the best-selling 2007 young adult novel by Jay Asher, Netflix’s new teen drama tells the story of Hannah Baker (Katherine Langford), a teenage girl who committed suicide, and who uses 13 tapes to reveal the reasons that may have led to her death.
Less than a week after the series’ debut, executive producer Selena Gomez, creator Brian Yorkey and the cast are hopeful that they’ll get the chance to continue the story, which leaves the door open for additional episodes at the end of the 13th episode.
“We absolutely could [continue],” Yorkey told ET’s Katie Krause at the 13 Reasons Why premiere in Hollywood, California, on Thursday of a potential second season. “I think we’d very much like to have that opportunity. We’re not done with these characters. We love them and I want to know what happens next.”
Yorkey, whose past credits include the Tony Award-winning musical Next to Normal, hinted that conversations have happened with Netflix in regard to keeping 13 Reasons Why going.
“We absolutely talked about what could happen next,” he teased, calling the tale “powerful.”
Gomez echoed Yorkey’s sentiments, but was more diplomatic when asked about the chances for more episodes.
“I would get in trouble for saying something, but I hope so,” the 24-year-old said, playing coy. “I hope people enjoy the first season.”
Langford noted that “there’s more story to tell,” telling ET that “once [people] finish [season one], we definitely have a lot more dialogue that we continue from the story we’ve already told. I’d love to do it, but we’ll see.”
Dylan Minnette, who plays Hannah’s classmate and crush, Clay Jensen, who receives one of the tapes, said that the way the series ends -- which introduces a bevy of new questions and mysteries -- lends itself to another season.
“I think that everyone would love to do another one, if we’re given the opportunity, because I think when people see where it leaves off, people are going to want to know more about these characters and what’s next for them. There is a possibility.”
Yorkey already has his eye on a blueprint for the new season, should Netflix give the green light.
“I would love to learn more about who these kids are, why they did what they did and also, Hannah made 13 tapes and told us 13 very specific stories, but there’s a lot she didn’t and I want to know more about that,” he said. “I want to know what her secrets are.”
13 Reasons Why is now streaming on Netflix.
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