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13 Reasons Why season 2 almost had a whole new cast :O

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Selena Gomez recently answered all our prayers and revealed that 13 Reasons Why will be renewed for a second series, with some predicting that it will be here as soon as spring 2018.

And ever since we heard the news, we’ve been putting a lot of thought into how the second series could play out, especially given that the focus of the show is essentially the death of its lead character Hannah Baker, played by Katherine Langford.

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And now show runner Brian Yorkey has admitted that the second series was almost going to star an entirely new cast.

Don't worry though, because producers and writers soon changed their minds.

Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, he said: "When we sold the show, there were two ways we thought the show could continue.

"One way was continuing to follow these characters who really have been through tremendous trauma, all of them in some part coping with the trauma of Hannah's death and the aftermath.

“[But] when we originally pitched it, there was another version, which was an anthology version where, in sort of True Detective mode, every year you start with a new 13 reasons."

Sounds very interesting.

However, Brian quickly changed his mind when he saw how much fans resonated and connected with Hannah, Dylan, Alex and co: "It became very apparent to me, somewhere in the middle of the season, that I wasn’t going to be done with these characters after the first season, that I would want to know more and I would want to follow them."

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As you already know, the second series of the show will focus on sharing 'perspectives that aren't Hannah's' but Hannah will be coming back to re-create scenes that are set before she took her own life.

Show creator told the Hollywood Reporter: "Hannah's story is still very much not finished,"

"She's an integral part of whatever the next chapter of the story is, and she's very much still at the centre of it."

You can keep up to date with everything 13 Reasons Why right here.

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