In episode 8 of this fourth season of”13 Reasons Why,” the pupils of Liberty High participate in a violent and dramatic experience with members of this police force, a spectacle which amid protests against racism and police brutality that have gathered across the world in recent days — feels strangely familiar.
It is not timeliness that celebrity Dylan Minnette that performs Clay Jensen might have expected when the Netflix reveals filmed last season.
“It was certainly a comment on the very same subjects, on police brutality and racial discrimination,” states Minnette on”Variety Live!”
Season 4, which originated finished on a notice. After grappling with the sudden departure of his brother Justin, Clay pushes to school with his very best friend Tony (played with Christian Navarro), a callback to one of those very first scenes in Season 1.
“You do not see Clay totally recovered,” states Minnette of this show’s final episode.
“You see him come to terms with what he is struggling together — being able to state it in front of a whole college at graduation and also be in a position to possess it and have a positive outlook in life… however, you do not see him recuperate.”
His character unraveling through the entire year, such as conflicts with dissociative identity disorder, was the coda he’d pictured, as he”desired to see Clay struck his lowest of lows.”
“I remember talking to Brian Yorkey, the showrunner, within the course of the first couple of seasons, stating that I actually want Clay to maintain treatment in Season 4 since I would like to have a deep dive into what is going on in Clay’s head,” he recalls. “We have seen him have these battles because the start of the series, and that I wished to confront that headfirst.”
“13 Reasons Why” has courted controversy during its conduct due to the depictions of adolescent suicide and sexual attack, among other difficulties. Last July, Netflix revised scenes depicting suicide in the series’s first year. A general public service announcement prefaces each incident directing audiences to sources for dependence and school violence, drug abuse, and suicide prevention.
“I believe that there is no view on the show that’s wrong. Everybody is entitled to the manner they perceive it. And I have never depended upon some which way anybody wishes to look at [the series ],” states Minnette. He adds that it is the first time he has been on a string whose heritage in pop culture will soon start many discussions with.
And at the time of reboots and reimaginings, Minnette comes with an idea to get ghost variations of Montgomery, Bryce, characters Justin and Hannah: Clay quarantining at Evergreen County with his parents — and a Season 5.