The series, which is currently filming its second season for a 2018 release, unexpectedly shut down production for three days, as wildfires spread across Napa and Sonoma counties. The fire, which has already burned more than 160,000 acres, has left 21 people dead.
13 Reasons Why films in the nearby city of Vallejo — which has currently been untouched by the wildfires — but has been subjected heavy smoke due to strong winds in the area. According to the Los Angeles Times, officials are concerned that the strong winds could force the fire to spread even further across Napa and Sonoma counties.
While production on the breakout series is set to resume on Sunday — Friday and Saturday were reportedly planned days off — cast and crew members such as Dylan Minnette, Devin Druid, Kate Walsh, and Alisha Boe are doing everything they can to send their support to Northern Californians. Druid even created a thread of various organizations fans can donate to as well as shelters for evacuees.
We film 13 Reasons Why in many of the areas in NorCal affected by these devastating fires. Sending love and thoughts to everyone involved.— Dylan Minnette (@dylanminnette) October 10, 2017
Here is some info on how to help/get help in Northern California: https://t.co/Gp6bEISuQM— Dylan Minnette (@dylanminnette) October 10, 2017
The NorCal/Bay Area has been my home for almost a year while filming @13ReasonsWhy. My heart goes out to all affected by these awful fires.— DEVINDRUID (@DevinDruid) October 10, 2017
As if we couldn’t love the cast any more than we already do!
The second season of 13 Reasons Why picks up a few months after the Season 1 finale, as the lawsuit between Hannah Baker’s (Katherine Langford) parents and Liberty High School picks up. The season also follows the Liberty High School students, who are each dealing with various traumas uncovered in Hannah’s tapes and the fallout over those tapes in their own ways.
We’re glad the cast and crew is taking time off to ensure they’re working in safe conditions and we’re sending our thoughts to those affected by the wildfires. Stay safe, Northern California.