‘You’ was a Netflix hit of last year’s winter season. The show, though, wasn’t quite a Netflix original. It was initially produced by Lifetime, who confirmed a Season 2 in July 2018, way before Season 1 even aired on the US, which finally did on September 9, 2018. After that, Netflix acquired its international rights, releasing the show on December 26, 2018 and got behind the production of Season 2.
Here we’ll tell you everything you need to know about ‘You’, the show that follows TV’s serial killer of the hour.
When will we see ‘You’ Season 2?
Season 1 aired on December 26 internationally, and we know that Season 2 production got going on February as the Official Twitter of ‘You’ announced:
seeing Joe with Love AND Candace makes us happy being single. YOU S2 in production! pic.twitter.com/IXDNVtt9op
— YOU (@YouNetflix) February 15, 2019
But we know little about the production since then. Netflix is not exactly uniform with its release dates, but a deleted Facebook post of September 11 that apparently revealed some release dates places ‘You’ Season 2 premiering on December 30:
Still, there’s no trailer and no word about the end of Season 2 filming.
But the show’s creator, Sera Gambler kind of confirmed the show would have a Season 3, too. Most likely, Season 3 will have 10 episodes.
As we explained, the show moved from Lifetime to Netflix on December 3, 2018. About the moving, Gamble said to Vulture that. “Lifetime were fantastic partners for season one and we’re really grateful that they made the show with us.
“Internationally, the show has been a Netflix original from the get-go. We made that deal pretty early with them. So they have been creative partners for us all along and really luckily for the show and for all of us, Netflix really digs the show and wanted the show.”
“This just feels like a really great story to tell with the Netflix model. It was always built to be extremely binge-able.”
What do we know about the cast?
The most significant addition is Victoria Pedretti, one of the stars of ‘The Haunting of Hill House’ who is set to portray a character named Love Quinn. Sera Gamble described Quinn as “A Los Angeles native. She has really absorbed the best of the city and she’s really artistic with the way that she lives her life.”
“I will say that Love is a person he could only have met after what happened between him and Beck.
“And by the way, Joe is not out there looking for love. He’s truly heartbroken by what has happened, and so what Love offers is a different kind of friendship and a different kind of relationship.”
Obviously, Penn Badgley will return as Joe Goldberg, the obsessive stalker. Considering the massive body count of Season 1, we still don’t know for sure who’s returning aside from Badgley as Joe.
But Netflix has confirmed a couple of new cast members aside from Pedretti. Jenna Ortega will play Ellie, a woman who “forms a strange bond with Joe,” and Forty Quinn, who’ll play James Scully, someone Joe meets as he tries to start a new life in LA.
Speaking about the return of cast members, Sera Gamble said: “Part of the fun of continuing the story is that the loose ends from Joe’s past are still dangling and could come back to him at anytime (…) “He is very worried about the fact that Peach Salinger’s family has hired people to investigate her alleged suicide, and there is evidence potentially still at her house from season one.”
What about the plot?
Season 1 adapted Caroline Kepnes novel, ‘You.’ Season 2 will follow the novel’s sequel, ‘Hidden Bodies,’ which sees Joe trying to start a new life in Hollywood.
Sera Gamble said to LADBible that: “Joe is new to Los Angeles, fully intending to start over a new leaf and never being forced to do bad things again,” but, “Joe is forced to do something he really doesn’t want to do (…) Joe is always trying to be a good guy but yet somehow he’s finding himself in these thriller, horror kind of situations. It’s terrible for him but I think it’s going to be so much fun for the audience.”
As you may remember, Season 1 showed us Joe’s traumatic childhood, which partly explained his obsessive, homicidal behavior.
“There’s a lot more to explore about Joe from earlier in his life. Those are the things we’re starting to get into for season two.” Gamble said.
One of the biggest questions for Season 2 is if Joe will get caught, considering the number of murders he’s committed.
Netflix has confirmed that Candace Stone, Joe’s ex-girlfriend will return for Season 2, which probably means she’s still alive. But some fans have speculated that maybe we’ll just see her as part of Joe’s imagination.