A steady 13-episode descent into grief and emotional confusion, 13 Reasons Why is an honorably mature piece of young-adult adaptation, fleshing out Jay Asher's well-regarded novel in a way that allows its cold-hearted high-school environment to breathe while revolving around tremendous lead turns by Dylan Minnette and particularly Australian newcomer Katherine Langford.
Selena Gomez has spent nearly a decade working to bring 13 Reasons Why to the small screen with her mother. On Wednesday, the 24-year-old singer posted a video on Twitter debuting her own rendition of the '80s hit "Only You". Very enclosed after Hannah's death, the two youngsters explained that " We see the difference between the Clay before and after thanks to the flashbacks and his quest to find the truth about his friend promises already to be as intense as touching.
Dylan Minnette, who played President Grant's (Tony Goldwyn) ill-fated son Jerry on "Scandal", takes on the role of shy Clay Jensen in "13 Reasons Why".
"The story of 13 Reasons Why is really personal to me", Gomez told Vanity Fair at the premiere for the series in Los Angeles on Thursday.
"13 Reasons Why" is not just about internal and personal struggles - it's also fun to watch, told at a pace that engages even the most distracted of viewers (essentially anyone with cable or an Internet connection). Tom McCarthy, best known as the writer and director of the Oscar-winning movie Spotlight, directed some of the episodes of the first season of the series and developed the show along with Brian Yorkey, who is listed as the show's creator. Or were you ready to bow out the minute she asked Clay to flip the tape?
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American high school student Hannah (prodigiously talented Australian Katherine Langford) has committed suicide, but not before orchestrating an elaborate posthumous drama that will shake her community to its core.
"People - no matter what age - you can relate to this story", she said.
Little did Bryce know, Clay was recording him on tape, the same way Hannah recorded her conversation with Mr. Watching this series will make the audience hold their breath, cry, and wish Hannah had talked to her parents or the 13 people she left tapes for before her death because, all along, there were people who cared about how she felt. "That's when I was in the auto driving and I immediately felt that was the best way to tell this particular story".
The structure of the writing itself breaks the book down by cassette sides rather than chapters so that each section examines one "reason" and Clay's reaction to it.
"Everything that we do within the show is something that's happening, has happened or is something that someone can relate too", Langford said.