Netflix has changed the game in regards to TV production, regularly releasing ambitious original programming to its subscribers. One of the more controversial shows to be released on the streaming service is Selena Gomez's 13 Reason Why. Based off the novel of the same name, 13 Reasons made waves for its graphic depiction of teen suicide, with some critics arguing it glamorized the tragedy. Nevertheless, it got renewed for Season 2, although the show's production has temporarily been shut down. Luckily no accidents or injuries happened, although the wild fires currently tearing through California forced Season 2's filming to momentarily halt.
This news comes to us from Deadline, which reports that 13 Reasons Why was shut down two days ago in response to the California's wild fires. The series films in Vallejo in the Northern California, which is the area that is currently being affected by the massive fires. The show's hiatus will reportedly continue through tomorrow, putting the teen drama a few days behind schedule. But if the fires continue to devastated the area, perhaps this break will end up being even longer.
The dry conditions in California have led to 20 wildfires in the state, the worse of which are happening in the famous Sonoma wine country. At least 15 people have lost their lives due to the conditions, and entire neighborhoods have been burned down.
Netflix got a bit more cutthroat this year, finally beginning to cancel some of its less popular or critically acclaimed shows. Luckily for 13 Reasons Why fans, the teen drama was not one of the cancelled shows, and was promptly renewed for a second season. This shouldn't come as much of a surprise, considering how much media attention the series received upon its release. Any publicity is good publicity, so it stood to reason that Netflix would bring back the controversial new series for a sophomore season.
13 Reasons Why's season finale also planted a bunch of seeds that will no doubt grow into major factors in the show's Season 2 narrative. While Clay finally got through Hannah Baker's tapes and appears to be moving on with his life, the supporting characters dropped bombs on the audience. Tony gave Hannah's parents a copy of the tapes, so they can finally understand what happened to their daughter. Additionally, Alex (Parenthood's Miles Heizer) apparently attempted suicide, and Tyler is shown with an arsenal of guns and photos of intended targets. Season 2 is going to be intense.
13 Reasons Why doesn't currently have a release date, but it is supposed to premiere sometime in 2018. And the longer delays continue, the longer we'll likely have to wait to return to Hannah's story. In the meantime, check out our fall premiere list to plan your next binge watch.