Published: Thu, October 12, 2017
Culture | By Stewart Greene

Netflix's '13 Reasons Why' Shuts Down Production Amid California Wildfires

Netflix's '13 Reasons Why' Shuts Down Production Amid California Wildfires

Netflix's 13 Reasons Why has halted production on season two amid the Northern California wildfires that have been destroying the area, Deadline reports. As of now, the smoke in the area can thicken throughout the day depending on the wind conditions, but the fires have not reached the actual shooting locations. Friday and Saturday were already planned days off for the show, so filming is now scheduled to resume on Sunday.

Fueled by the Santa Ana winds, the death toll from the Northern California wildfires is expected to rise beyond the current 21, though officials believe numerous 600 people who have been reported missing will be found alive. Several cast and crew members reside in the Northern California region for the length of' production, and as such, have been flown to their permanent homes as a courtesy. In the time since the fires first began on Sunday, October 8, they have spread to cover over 115,000 acres.

The fires affecting north California have put a stop to filming in Vallejo, with 15 confirmed dead and more than 200 now missing in the area.

Dylan Minnette, who plays Clay Jensen in the teen drama, and Devin Druid, who plays Tyler Down, have both tweeted their sadness over the fires and their well-wishes for those affected.

Season two of 13 Reasons Why is set to return in 2018.

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