As popular as it was controversial, Netflix's teen drama 13 Reasons Why, based on the novel of the same name by Jay Asher, became one of the most talked-about shows in the streaming service's history. Originally intended to be a limited series, it aired for four seasons, with the final season premiering earlier this year. While the conversation around the show was often critical, the show gained a massive audience and it helped propel the careers of Dylan Minnette and Katherine Langford, to name only two of the show's biggest stars. Now that the much-discussed show has come to a close, what will the stars of 13 Reasons Why do next? Let's see what projects they have in store.
Dylan Minnette (Clay Jensen)
As Clay Jensen, the protagonist of 13 Reasons Why, Dylan Minnette was the central character of the show, and he was the one who tried to put together Hannah's story by listening to her tapes. Clay was also the subject of the A side of the sixth tape. As an actor, Minnette also appeared in Lost, Scandal, Awake, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and Grey's Anatomy prior to his leading role in this Netflix series. He also played a part in Prison Break, and he had roles in Let Me In, Don't Breathe, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, Goosebumps, and Prisoners.
During his time on 13 Reasons Why, Minnette was also the lead in The Open House. In addition to his acting, Minnette is also a singer and guitar player in the alternative band, Wallows. His next role hasn't been announced yet.
Katherine Langford (Hannah Baker)
As Hannah Baker, a lead character in the first two seasons of 13 Reasons Why who took her own life and made the tapes that tie together the series, Katherine Langford is arguably the actress who got the most fame and notoriety from this Netflix show's success. The actress earned a Golden Globe nomination for her performance, and in the years since her time on the hit series, Langford has notably been seen in Love, Simon and last year's Knives Out. She also filmed a scene for Avengers: Endgame, though it was ultimately cut.
Up next, Katherine Langford will star in the new Netflix fantasy series, Cursed, which is expected to premiere in July. Additionally, Langford will star in the new sci-fi movie, Spontaneous, which doesn't have a release date yet.
Brandon Flynn (Justin Foley)
As Justin Foley, the secondary antagonist of the first season and one of the main protagonists of the later seasons, Brandon Flynn played a big role in 13 Reasons Why's run. As an actor, Flynn has performed in a number of stage productions, including Much Ado About Nothing, The Crucible, and Kid Victory, to only name a few. He was also on the short-lived CBS satire, Braindead.
In between seasons of 13 Reasons Why, Brandon Flynn starred in the third season of HBO's True Detective. Next, Flynn makes his feature film debut with the dramedy romance, Looks That Kill, which hits VOD in June. He's also expected to star in the upcoming Ryan Murphy series, Ratched, based on One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest's Nurse Ratched.
Christian Navarro (Tony Padilla)
As Tony Padilla, one of the lead characters in 13 Reasons Why, Christian Navarro had a substantial role in the Netflix teen drama. Prior to his work in this streaming series, Navarro also had a reoccurring role in HBO's short-lived Vinyl. He was also in the pilot of Amazon's The Tick. During his time on 13 Reasons Why, Navarro was also seen in Bushwick and Can You Ever Forgive Me? He has not yet announced his next project.
Alisha Boe (Jessica Davis)
As Jessica Davis, a former friend of Hannah Baker, Alisha Boe had a substantial role in 13 Reasons Why. Prior to her work in the show, the Norwegian actress was most notably seen in Paranormal Activity 4. She also made appearances in Modern Family, Casual, Parenthood, NCIS, CSI: Cyber, Teen Wolf, Ray Donovan, and Extant, and she had a reoccurring role in Days of Our Lives. During her time on 13 Reasons Why, Boe was also seen in the 2019 comedy, Poms. Next, she'll be seen in the indie drama, Yes, God, Yes, with Stranger Things' Natalia Dyer.
Justin Prentice (Bryce Walker)
As Bryce Walker, the main antagonist of 13 Reasons Why, Justin Prentice had a menacing role in this Netflix drama series. Prior to this show, Prentice starred in the short-lived ABC sitcom Malibu Country. Also, during 13 Reasons Why's run, the actor starred in AMC's Preacher and he produced the 2017 short film, Crossing Fences. Prentice also had roles in iZombie, Awkward., CSI: Cyber, NCIS: New Orleans, Glee, NCIS, The Legend of Korra, Victorious, iCarly, Criminal Minds, and more. The actor hasn't announced his follow-up role yet.
Miles Heizer (Alex Standall)
As Alex Standall, one of the lead characters in 13 Reasons Why, Miles Heizer was given a substantial part in this Netflix drama. Prior to his work in this streaming series, Heizer appeared in NBC's Parenthood. He also had roles in Rails & Ties, The Stanford Prison Experiment, Nerve, and Roman J. Israel. During his time in 13 Reasons Why, Heizer also starred in Love, Simon. He also appeared as a guest judge on RuPaul's Drag Race. So far as we know, he doesn't have his next role lined up yet.
Ross Butler (Zach Dempsey)
As Zach Dempsey, one of the main characters of 13 Reasons Why and the subject of Hannah's seventh tape, Ross Butler played a substantial role in the Netflix drama. Formerly known for his involvement in Disney Channel's K.C. Undercover, as well as Disney Channel movies like Teen Beach 2 and Perfect High, Butler's role in this high school drama series was a stark departure from his previous television work. Though he was seen in Riverdale, he left that soon-to-be-popular CW series to work on this Netflix series.
In addition to 13 Reasons Why, Butler was also recently seen in Shazam! and he starred in To All The Boys: P.S. I Still Love You earlier this year. Now that 13 Reasons Why has come to a close, Butler is starring in the new Quibi series Swimming with Sharks alongside Kiernan Shipka.
Devin Druid (Tyler Down)
As Tyler Down, Liberty High's school photographer who was the subject of Tape 2, Side B, Devin Druid played a sizable role in Netflix's 13 Reasons Why. An actor who has otherwise appeared in smaller indie titles like Louder Than Bombs, Weiner-Dog, Imperium, and Cam, as well as brief roles in TV shows/mini-series like Oliver Kitteridge, House of Cards, 9-1-1, and Louie, 13 Reasons Why is quite easily Druid's most well-recognized role.
Next, Devin Druid will be seen in Greyhound, the WWII drama starring and written by Tom Hanks, which hits AppleTV+ in early July. He's also set to star in the horror-western The Pale Door, which is expected to come out in August. He also filmed a role in the upcoming short film, Jelly.
Amy Hargreaves (Lainie Jensen)
As Amy Hargreaves, the mother of Clay Jensen, Amy Hargreaves had a main role in Netflix's 13 Reasons Why. Prior to her work in this streaming show, Hargreaves starred in Brainscan, Michael Clayton, Delirious, Shame, Blue Ruin, Person of Interest, Blue Bloods, The Blacklist, Blindspot and more. The actress also has a reoccurring role in Homeland. She was also seen in Super Dark Times and Wonderstruck. Next, Hargreaves will star in Buck Run, Sometime Other Than Now, Paint, and Close Before Midnight.
Timothy Granaderos (Montgomery de la Cruz)
As Montgomery de la Cruz, a reoccurring character in the first two seasons who became a main character in season three, Timothy Granaderos was a secondary antagonistic character throughout the series. Prior to his work in 13 Reasons Why, Granaderos was seen in T@gged and In the Vault. During his time on this Netflix show, Granaderos also made appearances in Hulu's Runaways and the sketch comedy series, Betch. He'll next be seen in the comedy, Keep Hope Alive.
Steven Weber (Principal Bolan)
As Principal Gary Bolan, the head of Liberty High School, Steven Weber was a reoccurring presence on this hit Netflix drama series. An actor-comedian who is best known for starring in NBC's long-running Wings, as well as the ABC series Once And Again, 13 Reasons Why wasn't the role that brought him fame but it introduced him to a younger generation of television watchers. Weber is also known for films like Single White Female, Hamburger Hill, Leaving Las Vegas, and, most recently, 2019's The Perfection. He was also Jack Torrance in 1997's TV remake of The Shining. Earlier this year, Weber landed a lead role in the new NBC sitcom, Indebted. Outside of these shows, he was also seen in Ballers and Get Shorty.
Gary Sinise (Dr. Robert Ellman)
As Dr. Robert Ellman, Gary Sinise appeared in the fourth and final season of 13 Reasons Why. As an Emmy-winning, Golden Globe-winning, and Tony and Oscar-nominated actor, Gary Sinise is certainly accomplished. He's best known for his work in Forrest Gump, The Green Mile, and Apollo 13, as well as Ransom and HBO's Truman. He also had starring roles in CSI: NY and the short-lived Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders. Sinise also produced, directed, and starred in 1992's film adaptation of Of Mice and Men. Additionally, he has been a supporter of many veteran organizations, and he's the founder of the Lt. Dan Band, which has performed at military bases worldwide.
Most recently, Gary Sinise starred in the drama, I Still Believe. He'll next be seen in the action-thriller Zarrar and the biopic Good Joe Bell, both of which are expected to come out later this year.
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Will is an entertainment writer based in Pittsburgh, PA. His writing can also be found in The Playlist, Cut Print Film, We Got This Covered, The Young Folks, Slate and other outlets. He also co-hosts the weekly film/TV podcast Cinemaholics with Jon Negroni and he likes to think he's a professional Garfield enthusiast.
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