Our show @13reasonswhy came out tonight and I couldn't be more overwhelmed with pride and joy. After 7 years of holding onto this book, I couldn't of picked a better time for this message to exist. Jay Asher wrote a beautifully tragic, compelling story and we were lucky to have brought it to life. Thank you to every single soul that put their heart into this passion project
The creators of the cult hit Netflix series 13 Reasons Why, which was shot largely in the Bay Area, are returning here this weekend to do a casting call for Season 2, which is in the process of being written now. As NBC Bay Area reports, those who can still pass as high-school age kids including football players, cheerleaders, student athletes and boxers (?) are in particular demand. But all the rest of us adults can feel free to show up as well and possibly get cast as teachers or parents.
The open call will be happening at the USA World Classics Museum in Vallejo from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 4. All ethnicities are welcome, casual dress is suggested, and no SAG cards are necessary. Everyone is asked to bring a non-returnable photo or headshot as well as a resume with them suggesting that the casting may be for actual speaking roles as well as extras.
Season 1 of the series centered on the suicide of 16-year-old Hannah Baker, and her posthumous explanation for why it happened, via cassette tapes that she leaves behind for friends. It drew plenty of criticism from people suggesting it glorified teen suicide, however as NBC Bay Area says, it also has "drawn praise from corners of the internet for tackling teenage depression."
Though the Hannah Baker storyline was wrapped up in Season 1, producer Selena Gomez revealed a few details about Season 2 to Cosmopolitan this week, saying that she was "Almost like freaking out" being in the writers' room the other day. She revealed that there would be a new narrator and more perspectives in this season, adding, "I think for season two, we elaborate more on some of those questions and the stories and the resolution, if you will, of what some of these kids have gone through and are going through. So it’s exciting."