Brian d’Arcy James Tapped for Netflix Series 13 Reasons Why

first_img View Comments Brian d’Arcy James is heading to the small screen in a project from two previous collaborators. According to Deadline, the Tony nominee will star in the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why, written by Next to Normal scribe Brian Yorkey and helmed by Spotlight director Tom McCarthy.The 13-episode series will also star Dylan Minnette, Katherine Langford and Kate Walsh. Based on the bestselling young adult novel, it follows a boy named Clay, who receives a box of cassette tapes belonging to Hannah, his late classmate and crush, after she takes her own life. The tapes explain to her peers how they contributed to her suicide. D’Arcy James will play Hannah’s father, a pharmacist who grapples with the loss of his daughter by throwing himself into his work.D’Arcy James, who most recently appeared on Broadway in his Tony-nominated turn in Something Rotten!, has also been cast in Civil, a modern-day Civil War pilot from TNT. His Broadway stage credits include Macbeth, Time Stands Still, Next to Normal, Shrek, The Lieutenant of Inishmore, The Apple Tree, Sweet Smell of Success, Titanic and more. His upcoming screen credits include Felt, Rebel in the Rye and Trouble. Brian d’Arcy James(Photo: Bruce Glikas)last_img

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