Katherine Langford’s magnetic performance as the ill-fated teen at the center of the heartbreaking story was career-defining for the Aussie actress. As Hannah Baker, she carried a lot of the season’s emotional weight, and her easy onscreen chemistry with costar Dylan Minnette, as Clay, was buoyant and heartbreaking at the same time. Langford not only narrated each episode (er, tape), but she was also featured prominently throughout in a series of flashbacks.
According to co-showrunner Brian Yorkey, Season 2 will still “weave past and present” with voice-overs, but Hannah will no longer be the one narrating each episode. Langford, however, will be a big part of the second season as the show digs deeper into Hannah’s story. “We’re going to see a lot of things we hadn’t even heard about yet that fill in some really interesting gaps in our understanding of who Hannah Baker was and what her life was,” Yorkey told EW.