Everything You Need To Know About ‘You’ Season Two
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Warning: Spoilers ahead!
Netflix's psychological thriller You has become a firm fan-favourite - and there's already chatter about a second season.
The 10-episode series, based on a novel by Caroline Kepnes, stars Gossip Girl's Penn Badgley as twisted bookstore manager Joe Goldberg. Joe is managing a bookstore in downtown New York when he meets Guinevere Beck (Elizabeth Lail), who he becomes wildly obsessed with. Seriously, we mean obsessed.
Here's everything you need to know about the upcoming season:
When is it coming?
We don't have a firm air date yet, but on Instagram the show teased: "All episodes of You now on @netflix. Season 2 coming soon." Fingers crossed we won't have to wait long!
Who's going to be in it?
We know that Badgley will be returning as Goldberg - but John Stamos' character Dr Nicky is still up in the air.
Showrunner Sera Gamble told fans that it was "too soon to say definitely whether John Stamos will return in season two".
Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, she added: "But we have been talking a lot about the character and we're excited to keep telling that story."
Other characters who survived the first season and look set to return include Joe's ex-girlfriend, Candace (Ambyr Childers), his young neighbour Paco (Luca Padovan), bookstore worker Ethan (Zach Cherry), Paco's mother (Victoria Cartagena), Beck's friends Lynn (Nicole King) and Annika (Kathryn Gallagher), Beck's classmate Blythe (Hari Nef), and Peach's family, according to Digital Spy.
What's it going to be about?
The second season will be loosely based on the sequel novel Hidden Bodies - although it won't follow every detail.
In an interview, Gamble revealed that Joe will be relocating to Los Angeles from New York to help to "put his past behind him."
"Joe can't stop looking over his shoulder," Gamble told The Hollywood Reporter. The problem with hidden bodies is that they don't always stay that way. They re-emerge, like dark thoughts, multiplying and threatening to destroy what Joe wants most: true love.
"And when he finds it in a darkened room in Soho House, he's more desperate than ever to keep his secrets buried. He doesn't want to hurt his new girlfriend - he wants to be with her forever.
"But if she ever finds out what he's done, he may not have a choice."
Speaking to NME, showrunner Sera added that Joe might end up seeking redemption for his actions.
"In season two - and ideally beyond - Joe, who is not a monster and is somebody who contains a lot of confidence hits within himself, he may have a moment where he seeks redemption, but that's different than the show wanting to redeem the character," she said.
"We're interested in exploring the
character and we're well aware that what the character is doing is not ok -
it's deeply, deeply problematic. So what's interesting to us is: what does he
think he's done wrong, what does he think he has to do differently, and to really
explore that while still keeping that clinical cold eye on the whole show. And
that eye is on a show that's about a guy who kills people."
You is available to stream now on Netflix.