11:41am PT by Bryn Elise Sandberg
'13 Reasons Why' Shuts Down Production Amid Northern California Wildfires
Production on the second season of 13 Reasons Why has shut down amid the devastating Northern California wildfires.
The Netflix teen drama from executive producer Selena Gomez films in areas that have been affected by the raging fires. Sources say the temporary hiatus is expected to last until Thursday. Since many members of the cast and crew live in the region during production, they've been flown home as a courtesy.
The combination of Santa Ana winds and dry conditions have fueled more than 20 wildfires in the last week, killing at least 17 people and leaving more than 180 missing. Since the fires began Sunday, they've spread over 115,000 acres and more than 20,000 people have been ordered to evacuate.
One of the show's stars, Dylan Minnette, tweeted about the news Tuesday:
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
Castmember Devin Druid, who plays Tyler Down in the series, also posted on Twitter.
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
Season two of 13 Reasons Why is slated to debut in 2018.