It’s been just over a year since Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why premiered to both critical praise and controversy. Even though it was immediately renewed for a second season that has already completed production, Netflix has remained mum about any details-until now. The show’s official Twitter account revealed the first teaser for the sophomore season with the tagline “the truth is developing”, and a hint as to what the framing device is going to be. Check it out below!
The truth is developing. pic.twitter.com/rwCobzhbC0
— 13 Reasons Why (@13ReasonsWhy) April 30, 2018
While season 1 was narrated through a series of tapes recorded by Hannah Baker before her suicide, the teaser implies that season 2 will revolve around photographs. This provides a huge clue as to what story line will be the main focus. If you recall, season 1 ended with Tyler, an avid photographer, making plans to presumably execute a school shooting after filling his backpack with an array of guns.
We see him in the school’s darkroom taking a photo of Alex Standall off the wall. (At the same time, Alex is being taken to hospital with a gunshot wound to the head.) This leads viewers to a popular theory that Tyler taking the photo off the wall means that he is targeting Alex. The series then shows a flashback where Alex comes to Tyler’s aid against a bully. Now, Tyler taking the photo down may have mean he will be sparing Alex, instead.
Throughout the season, Tyler has been bullied by his classmates. When Clay Jensen discovers Tyler’s obsessive stalking of Hannah, he passes a naked photo of him around the school. These events from season 1, and the contents of the latest teaser, definitely imply that Tyler will have a huge part to play in the second season. Perhaps, he will even be the season’s main narrator.
The teaser doesn’t release any additional details about premiere dates, but we are certainly one step closer!
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