Well it’s time to listen up, ‘cos show runner Brian Yorkey has dropped some major bombshells in an interview with Entertainment Weekly about what’s set to go down next season – and it sounds like it’ll be ahh-mazing.
1. Hannah Baker WILL be back
When asked about if dear Hannah would be returning to our computer screens, he revealed “Absolutely”, adding, "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."
2. You’ll see her classmates’ point of view of the story
"For every tape there's another person who has a story, which is the person Hannah mentions on her tape,” Brian explained. "We saw Hannah's version of events unfold, but there's a lot more to be told also about those characters. To me, there's a tremendous amount that I still want to know."
Apparently, Hannah’s court trial will also give us an insight into how each character experienced what Hannah did, but from their own POV.
"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.”
3. Jessica's story will be a big part of season 2
"To leave [what happened to Jessica] hanging out there in the world would be upsetting. I want to see how that at least starts to play out and I want to do Jessica's story the deserved justice of following her as she goes back to school, as she tries to begin to recover from what happened to her, because it's something that millions of young women go through. And also [I want to] see somebody punch Bryce in the face."
Don't we all...
4. DW – We WILL get answers!
"We're going to answer all of the burning questions that people have about [the show]. Like, is Tyler going to do something? What's going to happen to Alex? Will Bryce be brought to justice? We're going to answer those questions but I think, even more, we're going to continue to look very truthfully and very honestly at what they go through, even when it's painful at times."
5. Season two won’t be as dark as the first
Yorkey explains that after Hannah’s death, the season will follow how it has affected those around her.
"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."
6. Hannah will no longer be the narrator
"There's voiceover in every episode, but the voiceover is no longer Hannah... So there will still be that weaving of time frames and seeing them unfold and how they impact each other as they go."
Which begs the question who will be the next narrator??
7. There are no more cassette tapes
"The tapes are still obviously on people's minds, but there is a different sort of analog technology that plays a hugely important role in season 2," he said. "So the cassette tapes aren't at the centre of it — those two boxes of tapes are still hanging around and matter to people — but there will be a new piece of technology for 13-year-olds to Google and try to understand what it was.”
Our bets are on video tapes…
Orrr.. Maybe vinyl records?
Do people still use CDs??
WE STILL HAVE SO MANY QUESTIONS.