Kate Walsh & Derek Luke Join ’13 Reasons Why’


13 Reasons Why adds Kate Walsh and Derek Luke to the 13-episode series!


Kate Walsh is set to co-star opposite Dylan Minnette and  Katherine Langford on Netflix‘s 13-episode series 13 Reasons Why, from producer Selena Gomez, writer Brian Yorkey, director Tom McCarthy, Anonymous Content and Paramount TV. The casting comes on the heels of Walsh signing with Gersh and Luber Roklin. Also cast in 13 Reasons Why is Derek Luke (Empire).

Yorkey created and wrote the TV series adaptation of the 2007 New York Times bestselling YA book by Jay Asher, 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), following her recent 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.

Walsh will play Hannah’s mom. Luke plays Hannah’s guidance counselor Mr. Porter.

Source: Deadline