Netflix just dropped their first trailer for You season 2 and it is filled with questions. In the trailer we see Joe talking to himself in a coffee shop. The shop is filled with people that, in typical Joe fashion, he is judging.
We know that Joe, a bookstore manager played by Penn Badgley, has moved from New York to Lost Angeles. Here is where he meets a new subject that he desires, Love Quinn. We learn that the two quickly bond over recent losses but Love doesn’t know Joe’s entire store.
While in the coffee shop we hear Joe saying:
“You know, love has taken me to some pretty dark places,” referring to his acts in season 1. “But Los Angeles has got to be as dark as it gets.”
We learn in the trailer that Joe no longer goes by his original name. As he approaches the coffee shop barista he tells her his name is Will. He continues his internal monologue, saying:
“That’s the thing about L.A., everyone is pretending to be somebody they’re not.”
Last month, Netflix released their first episodic photo from season 2. In the photo we can see Joe standing in the distance while watching Love, played by Victoria Pedretti, shopping for groceries.
Talking about the You, show runner Sera Gamble told Entertainment Weekly:
“It’s not that simple love-at-first sight he might’ve been looking for a couple of years ago. He’s a different guy. He’s been through more.”
In another released photo, we see Joe meeting with ex Candace, who viewers find out is still alive at the end of season 1.
You is based off of Caroline Kepnes’ bestselling novel of the same name. The show originally premiered on Netflix in December 2018 and after aired on Lifetime. The second season of You is based off of Kepnes’ second novel, Hidden Bodies, and is even more twisted then the first season.
Badgley even mentioned the following:
“There are some things I’ve done with prosthetic bodies in this [new] season that were kind of nauseating as I did them, I will say that.”
We know that season 2 will also handled Joe’s past and he must come to terms with killing Beck at the end of season 1.
“There’s a re-visitation of that with Joe in the second episode of the second season, where you get to see a bit more of the hard reality of what he did to her. Whereas you’re sort of, for better or for worse, mercifully saved from seeing that in the first season,” Badgley said. “That always haunts me, thinking of Beck. It’s like, ‘You really did that in the first season, and we’re still going, and people really like this guy?!’ That’s disturbing. In his mind, she’s not even dead.”
You season 2 will premiere on Netflix December 26.