13 Reasons Why season 2 will arrive on Netflix soon, and first look photos hint at rising tensions and trouble for Tony. 13 Reasons Why arrived on Netflix last year amid a whirlwind of controversy. Following Hannah Baker's decision to commit suicide, the show also dealt with many other issues such as bullying, rape, and substance abuse. The show suffered a backlash from concerned parents and others who felt the show glorified these issues, but 13 Reasons Why proved itself to be a huge hit, despite the heavy subject matter.
Fans had been eagerly awaiting the arrival of season 2, which has now been given the release date of May 18th, and Netflix also released a short teaser. 13 Reasons Why's first season relied on old cassette tapes to tell its narrative, and now it seems as though photos will be used to continue the story in season 2. The teaser showed many characters outwardly having fun and behaving as normal, while Polaroids swirling about the screen told a very different story indeed.
Now, EW has released first look images from 13 Reasons Why season 2 that confirm the show won't shy away from tackling difficult subjects again. See the photos below.
Most notably, two of the images focus on the court case that Hannah's parents have brought against the school. In one, Olivia Baker (Kate Walsh) stands on the steps of the courthouse surrounded by press, while another shows Jessica (Alisha Boe) testifying in court, holding two photos as examples of the abuse she suffered from peers. There's also an image of Clay (Dylan Minnette) talking with Hannah (Katherine Langford) - who we're told will appear in flashbacks.
At the end of season 1, Bryce confessed to raping Jessica and Hannah, and though the teaser trailer showed he was still a violent threat to women, it looks like his actions are beginning to have consequences; in the image released today, Mr. Porter is pinning him to a wall. Having listened to Hannah's tapes, he knows all about Bryce's behavior.
Finally, we see fan-favorite Tony crying in the arms of a new character, Caleb (RJ Brown), following damage to his prized classic car. The teaser also hinted at some troublesome times for Tony ahead; repercussions for him distributing Hannah's tapes, maybe, or homophobic abuse? While we're still not totally clear on what course 13 Reasons Why will take in its second season, it certainly looks to be just as hard-hitting and emotional as season 1.
13 Reasons Why season 1 is available to stream on Netflix now. Season 2 will arrive on May 18th.