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Netflix Drama ’13 Reasons Why’ Returns for Season Two

“13 Reasons Why” Season Two premieres Friday, May 18.

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“I thought this whole thing was going to be over,” Clay Jensen, played by Dylan Minnette, says in the 13 Reasons Why, season two trailer. “But it’s not,” he continues. The trailer dropped on Tuesday, May 8th where the students of Liberty High are still dealing with the suicide of Hannah Baker’s and the haunting tapes she left her peers, explaining why. The trailer also picks up with multiple accusations of sexual assault against jock Bryce Walker.

Season one ended with a cliffhanger suggesting a school shooting, but the trailer now suggests that the focus of the second season will be on a mysterious set of Polaroids that Clay finds in his locker — similar to how he discovered Hannah’s cassette tapes on his porch.

The official description from Netflix says: “Season 2 picks up in the aftermath of Hannah’s death and the start of our characters’ complicated journeys toward healing and recovery. Liberty High prepares to go on trial, but someone will stop at nothing to keep the truth surrounding Hannah’s death concealed. A series of ominous polaroids lead Clay and his classmates to uncover a sickening secret and a conspiracy to cover it up.”


The upcoming season will answer some of the questions including: “How will Jessica heal in the aftermath of her assault?” “Will Bryce be brought to justice?” “How will Clay move on from the devastating loss of Hannah? What happened to Alex? What choices will Tyler make in the face of his social isolation?”

The series is based on Jay Asher’s young-adult book 13 Reasons Why.

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Danielle Germain (she/her/hers) is originally from Long Island, New York. She is a rising junior at The American University, majoring in Broadcast Journalism, and minoring in Political Science. She partakes in various activities on campus. Danielle is a Teacher's Assistant, the Vice President of Programming for Caribbean Circle, The Social Media Director and Web Manager for The Blackprint, Programming Coordinator for Founder's Week Committee, Senior Communications Strategist for AUSG Center for Advocacy and Student Equity or CASE, Secretary of the Junior Class Council and a Club Consultant for American University Club Council. After learning more about herself freshman year, Danielle became deeply interested in pushing diversity and inclusion forward. Since then, Danielle has started The Purpose, a bible study for students of color at AU. By creating a safe space on campus, she hopes that the voices of those who feel underrepresented are heard and also valued. In her free time, Danielle enjoys going to brunch and watching Gossip Girl. This past summer, Danielle served as the Corporate Communications Intern for Macy's Inc. Danielle has a passion for politics and a love for writing, and one day hopes to become a political commentator for CNN. She can be reached at dg0060a@student.american.edu.

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