As we get nearer to 13 Reasons Why‘s season 2 premiere date (Could 18), Netflix has dropped more and more informative hints about what the season will cowl, which characters will probably be concerned, and why Polaroid photographs are so important to the plot. On Tuesday, Netflix launched its most telling preview but with an official, full-length trailer.
“I though this was gonna be over,” Clay (Dylan Minnette) narrates at the beginning. “But it’s not.” And it seems stakes are increased than ever: Hannah’s mother and father are embroiled of their court docket case towards the college, whereas Clay is piecing collectively clues that would take Bryce down as soon as and for all. Within the trailer, Clay uncovers a Polaroid that reads, “Hannah wasn’t the only one.” It additionally seems to be like Bryce’s story is coming to a head as one scene reveals that somebody has written “rapist” throughout his locker. In one other, Clay and Sheri pore over extra Polaroids, attempting to piece collectively the clues. Different vital moments: Tony burns paper over a trash can and Jessica (Alisha Boe) receives a threatening harassment throughout class within the type of photographs painted with the phrases, “Who would trust a drunk slut?” We additionally uncover that Justin has returned to city after operating away on the finish of the final season.
In the meantime, we additionally hear from Hannah herself, who asks Clay, “What’re you gonna do about that?” That query, in response to the Polaroid clue, hints that Katherine Langford’s character could have some form of new voice on this season. The final clip within the trailer is Clay screaming at Hannah, whether or not in anger or frustration. The trailer additionally hints that Clay may attempt to take justice into his personal arms, as we watch him shoot a gun exterior after which maintain it in his trembling arms in entrance of a crying Hannah.
Netflix has already mentioned that 13 Causes Why season 2 will deal with sexual assault greater than suicidal ideation. (Final season, the present was widely criticized for the way it mentioned these points.) In a latest interview with The Hollywood Reporter, creator and showrunner Brian Yorkey talked about how the season will deal with Jessica’s storyline, and the tradition that allowed a string of sexual assaults to occur at Liberty Excessive.
“We look at the ways that sexual assault has been perpetrated over a number of years and has been in fact documented, and also the ways in which the institutions — the athletic department, the high school itself — are in some ways complicit in letting that happen,” Yorkey mentioned to THR. “When we first developed it, we had these discussions about whether it was realistic to think that serial sexual abuse could be kept secret by so many people for so long. Over the course of the summer, we watched events unfold in our culture that confirmed to us that yes, unfortunately, it is possible for severe sexual abuse at a very high, consistent level to be kept secret by many, many people, and for institutions to be complicit in it. So that’s very much a part of our story in season two, and we’re hoping that enters the conversation around the show, particularly because it is something that girls even at a very young age are dealing with in our culture, and it’s something that needs to change.”
In case you or somebody you already know has been sexually assaulted, you possibly can search assist by calling the Nationwide Sexual Assault Hotline at 800-656-HOPE (4673). For extra sources on sexual assault, go to RAINN, End Rape on Campus, Know Your IX, and the National Sexual Violence Resource Center.
In case you or somebody you already know is considering suicide, the Nationwide Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255 or Disaster Textual content Line at 741-741.