If you, like us, devoured the last two seasons of You and are hungry for more, then we have good news.
We revealed way back in January that the truly twisted series had been greenlit for a 10-episode third season but since then details have been thin on the ground. Other than the fact that co-creators Sera Gamble and Greg Berlanti were returning as executive producers and of course, Penn Badgley and Victoria Pedretti would reprise their roles, Netflix has kept quiet… until now.
But before we spill the tea, here’s a quick recap on where we left our favourite psycho in season two. Warning: spoilers ahead (although, seriously if you haven’t watched it yet, shame on you).
After a rollercoaster of a season in which Joe (Badgley) hightailed it to LA in search of a fresh start, it looked like he had finally met his psychotic match in girlfriend/now baby mama, Love (Pedretti). He had murdered less (good for him) and moved to the suburbs where he seemed to be on the right path… that is until the final moments where he spotted his newest prey, the sexy neighbour.
We can now reveal a slew of brand new characters are joining the show. Say hello to fresh meat number one, Tati Gabrielle who you’ll recognise as tough-talking, sassy witch Prudence Night from Netflix’s Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.
Gabrielle will play Marienne, “a smart, no-nonsense librarian who doesn’t let much get by her”. According to reports, she’s a keen observer of the neighbourhood’s comings and goings—look out Joe! But beneath her polished exterior, Marienne is hiding personal struggles that she battles to keep under wraps while she tries to create a better life for herself and her young child.
Fresh meat number two is Shalita Grant from Search Party and Santa Clarita Diet fame. Grant will play Sherry, “a mum-fluencer who appears down to earth, but is actually a mean girl who only pretends to welcome Love into her social circle.”
Another exciting addition is Nashville’s Dylan Arnold. He’ll take on the role of Theo, a uni student with a strained and complicated relationship with his stepfather. Also joining the ranks is Travis Van Winkle (Hart Of Dixie, 90210) who will play Cary. All we know about this handsome devil is that he’s a wealthy dude who invites Joe into his inner circle. We’re assuming he has no idea Joe’s a serial killer, unless said inner circle is a murderous cult. We can’t wait to find out.
And rounding out the new additions is the one we’re all eager to learn more about—Joe’s latest obsession, his neighbour. That role goes to Michaela McManus who will star as Natalie, “a professional and social success” who leads a “secret life”.
It sounds so juicy we could actually cry.
While seasons one and two were based on the books You and Hidden Bodies by Caroline Kepnes, there is no third book, so we can’t wait to see where this wild and frankly terrifying ride takes us next.
The exact release date is a loose one, it was pegged for late 2021, but sadly COVID could have thrown that date out the window. The second we know, you’ll know.
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