"13 Reasons Why" fans have been wondering how showrunner Brian Yorkey is going to continue the story after a stellar first season, and now they should have an idea after the first full trailer for Season 2 dropped online Tuesday.
Based on the book by Jay Asher, the story of Hannah's (Katherine Langford) suicide and the myriad reasons behind it drew to a close in the first season, but her death will still play a huge role, with her even appearing to haunt protagonist Clay (Dylan Minnette).
"It felt like this whole thing was gonna be over," Clay says in the opening moments of the trailer. "But it's not." He then finds a photo in his locker with the message "Hannah wasn't the only one" written on the back.
And then in the trailer's first WTF moment, he turns to see Hannah standing behind him. "What are you going to do about that?" she asks. We're not sure if she'll be used strictly as some kind of a psychological apparition this season, but if so, it's both creepy and effective.
Not to mention that Langford proved herself brilliant in the first season of the show, so any excuse to keep this talented actress around is perfectly acceptable by us. Sure, she could just as easily pop up in more flashbacks, but our theory feels more right for this dark and twisted follow-up.
From there, it's a montage of images featuring some of the major and minor players from the first season engaging in mysterious, violent and sometimes downright bizarre behavior. Another photo is labeled, "He won't stop," followed by a shot of part-time stalker/full-time photographer Tyler (Devin Druid).
People are getting beat up, threatened, labeled and experiencing trauma in a level that really makes high school seem so much worse than we ever imagined.
And Hannah's story isn't completely over either, as we see her mother declare that they are seeking justice for their daughter. Hannah's suicide was so challenging that it stirred up controversy nationwide after the first season aired. What comes next may be even harder to deal with.
Season 2 premieres May 18 on Netflix. You can try to suss out all the clues in the provocative and powerful teaser below.