Netflix's 13 Reasons Why could get a second season

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From Digital Spy

Warning: This article contains spoilers for the finale of Netflix's 13 Reasons Why.

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Netflix series 13 Reasons Why appears to come to a very definitive end by the conclusion of the 13th and final episode.

But those wanting more may not be out of luck.

Jay Asher, the author of the book the show is based on, admitted that he would love to see a "continuation of all those characters" and hasn't ruled out a second season – even though there was never a sequel to the novel.

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13 Reasons Why follows Clay Jensen (Dylan Minnette), who finds a box of cassette tapes recorded by classmate Hannah Baker (Katherine Langford), who recently died by suicide.

As you would expect, each of the 13 episodes covers one of the 13 reasons why Hannah chose to take her own life.

The season finale seemed very final. Clay's investigation leads to everybody complicit in Hannah's death admitting responsibility, except Alex (Miles Heizer) who shoots himself in the head – his fate unknown as he ends up in critical condition.

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One of the people who confessed was school counsellor Mr Porter (Derek Luke), who before her death ignored Hannah as she told him that she was raped by a classmate.

Hannah's story and the original premise of the story are over, but that doesn't mean the show couldn't explore what happens to the other characters afterwards.

"I'm curious," Asher told Entertainment Weekly. "What happens to Clay? How do people react to what Alex did at the very end? What's going to happen to Mr Porter?

"I'd thought of a sequel at some point. I'd brainstormed it, but decided I wasn't going to write it. So I'd love to see it."

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Asher added: "Every action we have is going to have repercussions in ways we could not anticipate. You realise that with not just what Hannah did, but also how other people treated Tyler throughout it.

"It's the whole message of the book.

"Of course, there's obviously ways to go with a second season if they do that."

13 Reasons Why is available to watch on Netflix now.

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