Netflix renews You for Season 3
Staff Reporter | On 14, Jan 2020Reading time: 2 mins
Netflix has officially renewed You for Season 3.
Based on Caroline Kepnes’ best-selling novel of the same name, the psychological thriller follows Joe (Penn Badgley), a book shop owner who uses the hyper connectivity of today’s technology to make the woman of his dreams fall in love with him – and strategically removes every obstacle, and person, in his way. Season 1 co-starred Elizabeth Lail as the woman-of-his-dreams, Beck, and their twisting interactions and charismatic performances left viewers hooked.
Season 2 is loosely based on Kepnes’ second novel, Hidden Bodies, which sees Goldberg head to Los Angeles, where he meets Love, an aspiring chef who doesn’t care about social media. She’s also tending to a deep grief — so when she meets Joe she senses a shared knowledge of loss. Victoria Pedretti (The Haunting of Hill House) co-starred as Love Quinn, joined by Melanie Field as Sunrise, and Magda Apanowicz as Sandy, a woman from Joe’s past, plus Russian Doll’s Charlie Barnett as Gabe, Love’s best friend.
With the first season a hit, watched by 40 million Netflix users in its first month (according to their very generous metrics), Season 2 appears to have been a success too, repeatedly trending on Twitter over the Christmas holidays following its Boxing Day debut. Now, within a few weeks of that premiere, Netflix has already ordered a third season.
Season 3 will comprise 10 episodes again and will see Penn Badgley and Victoria Pedretti reprise their roles.
“It will be intriguing to see how she and Joe – her newly bent and broken perfect partner in crime – play off against each other in what could be a suburban horror story,” we wrote in our Season 2 review.
Co-creators Sera Gamble and Greg Berlanti will return as executive producers, with Gamble also back as showrunner. As for that cliffhanger ending? Penn Badgley has already shut down the fan theory that his new neighbour might be his mother.