The fate of Netflix's 13 Reasons Why was rumored to be in jeopardy this month, and surprisingly not due to the series' controversy or constant complaints. Instead, it was reported the stars of the show were looking for major raises, something that needed to be negotiated before the third season could begin filming.
Netflix Pressured to Cancel '13 Reasons Why' Following Season 2 Backlash https://t.co/zCthKpDsIx— 13 Reasons Why (@13ReasonsFeed) July 11, 2018
Reportedly, Dylan Minnette, who plays main character Clay Jensen, was looking for a salary in the $200,000 per episode range, while the seven other actors with major roles were looking for about $150,000 an episode.
According Deadline, however, production was not delayed because of this, and they begun filming the new season this week in California. The cast is said to have had begun working before they received their big payday, which they did end up getting.
Saying we're excited for Season 3 is an understatement, as we have endless questions about the characters and plot lines. Considering the second season received a ton of backlash, we're also curious to see if the new season takes a more sensitive approach to various subjects.
Based on the way Netflix and the show's cast and crew has responded to the controversy, however, we doubt it will be any different at all in terms of intense topics.