While an official confirmation of a third season hasn’t happened yet, the series’ execs are already looking ahead.
Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter just before season two of the teen drama dropped on Netflix, creator Brain Yorkey said that he thinks that there more story to tell.
When asked if viewers should expect a third season, executive Mandy Teefey told ET, “I don’t know! That’s a question that I can’t really talk about, to be honest, because there are so many places for it to go, I think, And I think Brian, it’s mustered in his brain, so I definitely feel like we can always explore more. But I don’t know.”
But it looks like leaving the door open for an additional season is definitely on the table for Yorkey.
“I always think there’s more story to tell, but I think that depends on viewers and everyone’s reaction to it and whether it’s important to keep telling the story.”
For the creators of 13 Reasons Why, season two was all about the fallout from Hannah’s suicide (Katherine Langford). For many characters season two was really where their own stories began.
“To leave them there would be unfair to the characters and to the viewers that had come to care about them,” Yorkey said, “we explore how these characters deal with the aftermath of what happened to Hannah.”
“Personally, as someone who thinks creatively, I feel it would be forced,” Teefey explains. “But Katherine is so amazing. If we want to do storytelling, I don’t know where it wouldn’t feel forced. And she’s going to be fine! We couldn’t have been more lucky to have had her.”
When asked about the possibility of an anthology, he said, “If there is a future for the show, to me, it’s about these characters, and not necessarily a new set of reasons or a new set of tapes. Someone else might do that, but that’s not my job to do that.”