It's official: Netflix has picked up 13 Reasons Why for another season, coming in 2018.
Of course, people have a lot of questions about how Season 2 will work, given the format of the first season. The biggest question: Will Hannah Baker still be a part of the show?
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, showrunner Brian Yorkey confirmed that there's definitely still more to Hannah's story:
I think one of the things that is still hanging out there is this question of is someone responsible for Hannah’s death? Is the school responsible? Who is responsible, if anyone is? One way we’ll explore that question is through the trial and also through all of these kids reflecting on where they are a few months down the road and what other secrets are being uncovered. That’s going to take us into the past, into Hannah’s story. We’re going to get some new context for events we already know about and we’re going to see a lot of things we hadn’t even heard about yet that fill in some really interesting gaps in our understanding of who Hannah Baker was and what her life was.
Yorkey also explained that Season 2 will take place in both the past and present again, and there will still be voiceovers — but it will be a new narrator.
We will also get the answers to a lot of our lingering questions about the show, like did Alex survive? What's Tyler planning? And will Bryce be brought to justice?
Another thing we might just get to see in Season 2? A light at the end of the tunnel.
I think what we’re going to discover is, as they begin to emerge from this very dark time, there’s hope and there is some light to be found. That’s my hope anyway, and I think that that’s also truthful. I think false hope is a danger, but I think that there is always some light, even in really dark times.