Goosebumps‘ Dylan Minnette has been cast as Clay in the 13 Reasons Why TV show at Netflix. Based on the 2007 novel by Jay Asher, the series comes from from producer Selena Gomez, writer-creator Brian Yorkey, director Tom McCarthy, Anonymous Content, and Paramount TV. Fans of the Lost TV series on ABC will recognize Minnette as Jack Shephard’s son with Juliet Burke (Elizabeth Mitchell) — David Shephard — in the “sideways” reality of the sixth and final season. His other TV series work includes Scandal, Agents of SHIELD, Awake, and Saving Grace.
Katherine Langford, a new Australian actress, has been cast in the role of Hannah Baker — she of the 13 reasons. The 13 Reasons Why TV series cast also includes: Brandon Flynn, Christian Navarro, Alisha Boe, Justin Prentice, Devin Druid, Miles Heizer, and Ross Butler.
Here is more, from Deadline:
Yorkey created and wrote the TV series adaptation, which follows a boy named Clay (Minnette) through an emotional night when he receives a shoe box of cassette tapes from his late classmate and crush Hannah (Langford), after she recently committed suicide. On the tapes, which are mailed with instructions to pass along from one student to another, Hannah explains to 12 peers how they each played a role in her death, by giving 13 reasons explaining why she took her life.
Flynn plays Justin, a star basketball player with a star ego. Navarro plays Tony, a loner who’ll always stand up for what’s right. Boe plays Jessica, Hannah’s friend until a vicious falling-out. Prentice is Bryce, a frat-boy-in-training with preppy good looks. Druid is Tyler, s photographer with a wandering lens. Heizer is Alex, introspective, a little arty, and deeply feeling. Butler plays Zach.
What do you think? Have you read the novel? How do you like the 13 Reasons Why TV series cast, so far? Do you plan to watch the first season when it premieres on Netflix?