You know how you get excited – like really excited – when something you have wanted for a long time happens? 13 Reasons Why is finally moving forward and the leads have been cast.
Goosebumps star Dylan Minnette and newcomer Katherine Langford have been cast in the Selena Gomez produced drama. The show, which will air on Netflix, is based on the book by Jay Asher.
Also cast are Brandon Flynn, Christian Navarro, Alisha Boe, Justin Prentice (Malibu Country), Devin Druid, Miles Heizer and Ross Butler. According to Deadline, their roles are, “Flynn plays Justin, a star basketball player with a star ego. Navarro plays Tony, a loner who’ll always stand up for what’s right. Boe plays Jessica, Hannah’s friend until a vicious falling-out. Prentice is Bryce, a frat-boy-in-training with preppy good looks. Druid is Tyler, s photographer with a wandering lens. Heizer is Alex, introspective, a little arty, and deeply feeling. Butler plays Zach.”
Filming begins this week.
BOOK SYNOPSIS: Clay Jensen returns home from school to find a mysterious box with his name on it lying on his porch. Inside he discovers thirteen cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Baker, his classmate and crush who committed suicide two weeks earlier.
On tape, Hannah explains that there are thirteen reasons why she decided to end her life. Clay is one of them. If he listens, he’ll find out how he made the list.
Through Hannah and Clay’s dual narratives, debut author Jay Asher weaves an intricate and heartrending story of confusion and desperation that will deeply affect teen readers.