PENN Badgley is back with his loony antics in the highly anticipated Netflix thriller, You.
Netflix confirmed the show would be back for a third season in January 2020, but production was delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
When will season three of You air?
Season three of You will begin streaming on Netflix on October 15, 2021. It will most likely drop at midnight.
Penn confirmed last year that the series had started filming with a picture of Joe wearing a face mask with his famous catchphrase “Hello you” written on it.
Fans were left with a massive cliff-hanger at the end of season 2, wondering how Joe’s relationship with his unstable partner, Love, will play out in their new suburban home.
The third season will likely bring in more murder and madness in the couple’s neighborhood as they navigate raising their baby together within their dysfunction.
One convincing fan theory suggested that Joe’s new neighbor might be his estranged mother.
However, Penn dismissed the idea and admitted to Bustle: “She’s definitely not his mom. I can say that.”
Showrunner Sera Gamble told Entertainment Weekly: “The stakes are pretty high. I have so many questions about Love’s mother, who’s incredibly in the picture at the end of the season, like how much she really knows about her children.
“We wrote [the finale] hoping that we will get the opportunity to tell more of the story because we’re really excited with the seeds planted at the end of season two.”
Who is in the cast of You?
- Penn Badgley – the Gossip Girl actor stars as Joe, a “dangerously charming, intensely obsessive young man” who injects himself into the lives of others, according to Netflix.
- Victoria Pedretti – Love is Joe’s suburban girlfriend and potential murderous sidekick.
- Saffron Burrows & Michael Reilly Burke – Love’s mom and dad are also expected to appear at some point in the new season.
- Charlie Barnett – Love’s friends Gabe may also be featured
According to Deadline, new cast members for the upcoming season include:
- Scott Michael Foster
- Scott Speedman
- Travis Van Winkle
- Shalita Grant
- Saffron Burrows
- Dylan Arnold
- Tati Gabrielle
What is the plot of You?
The series is based on the 2014 bestseller You written by Caroline Kepnes, who is one of the writers for the show.
“When a beautiful aspiring writer strides into the East Village bookstore where Joe Goldberg works, he does what anyone would do: he Googles the name on her credit card,” reads the book description.
In season one, Joe went to great lengths – including murder – to get the attention of aspiring author Guinevere Beck, played by Lail.
Joe is tested with his unstable nature when he falls in love with someone exactly like him in season two.
Penn told TVLine: “They’re not soulmates. He’s afraid of her at the end. Basically, it’s set up for Season 3 in a way where they would be each other’s arch-nemesis.”
Kepnes’ third book the series is based on will hit shelves on Tuesday, April 6.
The book is titled You Love Me and will follow Joe, who is now in Washington.
In the first trailer for Season 3, fans witness Joe set his sights on a new target.
The trailer reveals that Joe and Love welcome their first child together; in addition, the couple, who are now married, move to Northern California for a fresh start.
“Being your dad is changing me,” Joe tells his son in the trailer.
“For you, I’d move to some soulless suburb. For you, I’d marry the monster. Your mother, Love. What could go wrong?”
The sneak peek quickly shows how Joe quickly turns back to his old obsessive self as he begins to stalk his neighbor Natalie (Michaela McManus).
As we see in the trailer, Joe’s wandering eye even prompts Love to suggest couples therapy.
“You obsessed with her?” Love asks in the trailer, which is set to a rendition of Britney Spears‘ song “Baby One More Time.”
Love later screams at Joe, “Why don’t you love me anymore?”
The trailer’s final shot appears to show Joe and Love burying a body together as their baby sits nearby. “We’re a team, OK?” Love says. “Till death do us part.”
Where can I watch season 3 of You?
The full third season of You will premiere exclusively on Netflix this Friday, October 15, 2021.