On March 31 the brand new Netflix original series, 13 Reasons Why — an adaption of Jay Asher's 2007 novel — will be released to the masses. The show will center on the fallout from the recent suicide of high school student Hannah Baker.
Two weeks after her suicide, Clay Jensen finds a package of cassettes on his porch from Hannah, detailing the 13 reasons why she chose to take her own life. The show will be told through both Hannah and Clay, as it gets to the core of why a young woman would want to take such drastic actions. If you haven't watched the trailer for the show yet, check it out below:
Zeroing in on the politics of being a high school student, #13ReasonsWhy is largely made up of a young cast, with the show being the biggest break yet for many of the stars. Take a look and familiarise yourself with the talented cast of 13 Reasons Why, as well as the few details we know about their characters:
Katherine Langford — Hannah Baker
Who does does she play? Langford plays Hannah Baker, a high school student who recently committed suicide and who explains her actions through a series of cassette tapes.
Where do you know her from? Though 13 Reasons Why is Langford's biggest role to date, she's also appeared in short film Daughter and will star in upcoming projects Imperfect Quadrant and Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda.
Dylan Minnette — Clay Jensen
Who does does he play? Minnette plays Clay, a high school student who comes home to find a box on his porch filled with cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Baker, his classmate and crush who recently committed suicide. The tapes explain that there were 13 reasons why she killed herself, though the only way to find out if Clay is one of the reasons is to listen.
Where do you know him from? Prison Break, Game of life, Fred Claus, Lost, Saving Grave, Let Me In, Men of a Certain Age, Awake, Nikita, Prisoners, Labor Day, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, Scandal, Goosebumps, Don't Breathe, The Disaster Artist.
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Kate Walsh — Mrs. Baker
Who does does she play? Walsh will play Hannah's mother, Mrs. Baker.
Where do you know her from? Norm, The Fugutive, The Mind of the Married Man, The Drew Carey Show, Under the Tuscan Sun, The Men's Room, Kicking & Screaming, One Way to Valhalla, Grey's Anatomy, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Private Practice, Scary Movie 5, Full Circle, Fargo, Bad Judge, Desiree, Any Day.
Christian Navarro — Tony
Who does does he play? There are no details about the character of Tony yet.
Where do you know him from? Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Run It, The Affair, Rosewood, Vinyl, The Tick, Bushwick.
Devin Druid — Tyler
Who does does he play? Druid plays Tyler, a classmate of Hannah's.
Where do you know him from? Troop 491: the Adventures of the Muddy Lions, Louie, Olive Kitteridge, Louder Than Bombs, Wiener-Dog, House of Cards, Macbeth Unhinged, Sugar!, Imperium.
Brandon Flynn — Justin Foley
Who does does he play? Justin Foley, a classmate of Hannah's.
Where do you know him from? BrainDead
Brian D’Arcy James — Mr. Baker
Who does does he play? James will play Hannah's father, Mr. Baker.
Where do you know him from? Neurotica, Friends with Kids, The Big C, Admission, The Good Wife, Smash, Time Out of Mind, Spotlight, Sisters, Mozart in the Jungle, Rebel in the Rye.
Justin Prentice — Bryce Walker
Who does does he play? Bryce Walker, a classmate of Hannah's.
Where do you know him from? Terri, iCarly, Winx Club: Enchantix, Me Again, Malibu Country, Glee, Some Kind of Hate, Sex, Death and Bowling, iZombie, Awkward., Those Who Can't,
Miles Heizer — Alex Standall
Who does does he play? Alex, a former classmate and friend of Hannah.
Where do you know him from? Rails & Ties, Bones, Private Practice, ER, Cold Case, Rudderless, The Stanford Prison Experiment, Parenthood, Memoria, Nerve.
Tommy Dorfman — Ryan Shaver
Who does does he play? Dorfman will play Ryan, another student from Hannah's school.
Where do you know him from? Foreign Exchange, In My Skin, I, Witness.
Alisha Boe — Jessica Davis
Who does does she play? Boe plays Jessica, a friend and classmate of Hannah's.
Where do you know her from? Amusement, Paranormal Activity 4, Modern Family, Days of Our Lives, Casual, CSI: Cyber, Teen Wolf, Gates of Darkness, 68 Kills.
Check out the synopsis for 13 Reasons Why:
Based on the best-selling books by Jay Asher, 13 Reasons Why follows teenager Clay Jensen as he returns home from school to find a mysterious box with his name on it lying on his porch. Inside he discovers cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Baker—his classmate and crush—who tragically committed suicide two weeks earlier. On tape, Hannah explains that there are thirteen reasons why she decided to end her life. Will Clay be one of them? If he listens, he’ll find out how he made the list. Through Hannah and Clay’s dual narratives, 13 Reasons Why weaves an intricate and heart wrenching story of teenage life that will deeply affect viewers.