Over the weekend, Netflix officially green-lit 13 Reasons Why for a second season, prompting fans to question how the complex series would continue. Now, thanks to showrunner Brian Yorkey, we can all breathe easy: there's a whole lot of justice a-brewin'.
"When people intimate that Jessica’s story is done, I find that a horrific thought because Jessica is just beginning the process of recovering from her rape," Yorkey told EW, "and we have a rapist who has not in any way been brought to justice. To leave those two things hanging out there in the world would be upsetting."
While the popular Netflix show's first season followed Clay [Dylan Minnette] as he put the pieces together after Hannah's suicide, Yorkey said he'd aim to answer fans' most-asked questions in upcoming episodes.
"We’re going to answer all of the burning questions that people have about [the show]," he shared. "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. But 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."
When Zimbio spoke with Justin Prentice, the face behind Hannah's rapist Bryce Walker, he said he "couldn't have hand-picked a better thing to be a part of," and that he was excited at the prospect of returning for Season 2.