Variety is reporting that Anne Winters, Bryce Cass, Chelsea Alden, Allison Miller, Samantha Logan, Kelli O’Hara and Ben Lawson have been cast in the upcoming second season of Netflix series 13 Reasons Why.
The series, created by Brian Yorkey and based on the young adult novel by Jay Asher, tells the story of a young girl named Hannah Baker tragically committing suicide, devastating her classmate Clay Jensen, who had a crush on her. A few weeks after her death he returns home from school to find a mysterious box with his name on it, containing cassette tapes recorded by Hannah, detailing the thirteen reasons why she decided to end her life.
The report states that none of the new cast members will be series regulars, but many of them will appear in the majority of the episodes for the upcoming second season.
Bryce Cass (whose credits include Battle Los Angeles and Line of Duty) will be playing the role of Cyrus, an edgy, cynical mischief maker who serves as an unexpected champion of the downtrodden.
Chelsea Alden (whose credits include American Horror Story and Veep) will be playing the role of Cyrus’ sister, Mackenzie, who is described as an artsy and witty girl who isn’t afraid to speak her mind.
Allison Miller (whose credits include Terra Nova and Incorporated) will be playing the role of Sonya, a smart and ambitious young litigator.
Samantha Logan (whose credits include 666 Park Avenue and The Fosters) will be playing the role of Nina, a well respected track star with a secret.
Kelli O’Hara (whose credits include Sex and the City 2 and Masters of Sex) will be playing the role of Jackie, a warm, intelligent, passionate advocate for victims of bullying.
Ben Lawson (whose credits include Billions and Doubt) will be playing the role of Rick, the beloved baseball coach at Liberty High.
13 Reasons Why stars Dylan Minnette, Katherine Langford, Christian Navarro, Alisha Boe, Brandon Flynn, Justin Prentice, Miles Heizer, Ross Butler, Devin Druid, Michele Selene Ang, Amy Hargreaves, Derek Luke and Kate Walsh.