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You is an addictive and creepy show starring Penn Badgley as stalker/murderer Joe Goldberg. There are two seasons currently streaming on Netflix — and a third coming. Here’s everything you need to know about the new season.

Penn Badgley as Joe in You


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Netflix confirmed waaaaaaaay back in January (basically a decade ago in 2020 time) that You Season 3 was happening.

Filming began in February, but then halted along with the rest of the world.

The good news is You Season 3 officially went back into production in November — as announced with a COVID-safe but not Joe Goldberg-safe update from the official You Twitter account.

There’s no release date yet, but it seems fair to assume we will be seeing the new season sometime in 2021.

What can we expect from Season 3? Last we saw of Joe, he had met his match in Love Quinn, played by The Haunting of Bly Manor’s Victoria Pedretti.

Victoria Pedretti and Penn Badgley as Love and Joe in You


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Joe had been obsessed with Love throughout Season 2, as he was obsessed with Beck in Season 1, but he was shocked to discover she’s not the innocent he thought she was; she’s a murderer, just like him. And she’s also pregnant! The Season 2 finale saw Love and Joe settling in the suburbs together, getting ready to become parents — and Joe focusing his sights on a new obsession in their next door neighbor.

It seems both Badgley and Pedretti will be returning as Joe and Love in Season 3, and there’s no doubt married life and new parenthood will complicate their already extremely messed up relationship.

Victoria Pedretti as Love in You


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Also returning is Saffron Burrows as Love’s mom, Dottie, this time appearing as a series regular. Sera Gamble and Greg Berlanti are returning as executive producers, with Gamble continuing as showrunner.

There’s a bunch of new cast members that have been added for Season 3 (since Joe and Love combined churn through a lot of the secondary characters with their murderous habits).

Scott Speedman plays a “mysterious” man named Matthew who appears to be part of the suburban set Love and Quinn find themselves in.

As for the object of Joe’s obsession? That’d be Natalie, played by Michaela McManus (The Village, One Tree Hill). She’s Joe and Love’s neighbor who is married to a powerful man (presumably Scott Speedman’s character). Apparently, she has a “secret life” beneath her glossy surface.

Shalita Grant (Santa Clarita Diet) has been cast as Sherry, a “Mom-fluencer” mean girl; Shannon Chan-Kent (Another Life) is her devoted follower Kiki; Christopher Sean (Days of Our Lives) is Brandon, Kiki’s husband and a stay-at-home dad; Chris O’Shea (Madam Secretary) is Andrew, another stay-at-home dad and a member of Sherry’s clique; and Bryan Safi (Desperados) plays Andrew’s husband, Jackson, an attorney.

But there’s more: Dylan Arnold (who was in Halloween and Nashville) will play Theo, a troubled college student; Tati Gabrielle (Chilling Adventures of Sabrina) is an observant (and also troubled) librarian named Marienne; and Ben Mehl (The Good Wife) is Dante, another librarian (it seems likely Joe will be working in a library rather than a bookstore this time around).

Mackenzie Astin (Homeland) will play Gil, a geology professor, and Ayelet Zurer (Daredevil) is Dr. Chandra, a couple’s therapist (perhaps Love and Joe see her for their murder family problems?).

Finally — and perhaps most interesting of all — Jack Fisher has been cast as a young Joe Goldberg, for flashbacks to a boy’s home where Joe was apparently severely bullied. Also appearing in these flashbacks will be the character Paulie, played by Mauricio Lara, a friend of Joe who tries to help him toughen up.

Whew! There’s a lot of new characters, but let’s face it, at least half of them will be killed before the end of the season.

Penn Badgley as Joe Goldberg in You


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From the character descriptions, it seems likely we can expect a lot of dark suburban drama and messy marriage stuff with a big helping of obsession and, again, all of the murder.

Caroline Kepnes, the author of the books the series is based on, actually has a third installment of Joe’s story coming out in April 2021 called You Love Me, and while Season 3 won’t necessarily be based on it, there are some similarities that might provide hints of what’s to come, judging from the blurb:

“Joe Goldberg is back. And he’s going to start a family — even if it kills him.

Joe Goldberg is done with cities, done with the muck and the posers, done with Love. Now, he’s saying hello to nature, to simple pleasures on a cozy island in the Pacific Northwest. For the first time in a long time, he can just breathe.

He gets a job at the local library — he does know a thing or two about books — and that’s where he meets her: Mary Kaye DiMarco. Librarian. Joe won’t meddle, he will not obsess. He’ll win her the old fashioned way… by providing a shoulder to cry on, a helping hand. Over time, they’ll both heal their wounds and begin their happily ever after in this sleepy town.

The trouble is… Mary Kaye already has a life. She’s a mother. She’s a friend. She’s… busy.

True love can only triumph if both people are willing to make room for the real thing. Joe cleared his decks. He’s ready. And hopefully, with his encouragement and undying support, Mary Kaye will do the right thing and make room for him.”

So You Season 3 will have a lot of new stuff happening — but hopefully we also get answers to some questions left lingering from previous seasons.

Jenny Ortega as Ellie in You


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Like what happened to Paco from Season 1? And what’s happening with Ellie? Will we see her again? Most importantly, will Joe and Love’s parallel paths of bloody destruction finally catch up with them?

That about sums up everything we know about You Season 3 so far! We’ll update this post as more news comes in.

Penn Badgley as Joe in You


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Stay tuned!





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