Netflix announced that You season 3 will release in 2021. ‘You’ has been renewed for a third season consisting of 10 episodes. It has been confirmed by Netflix that Penn Badgley and Victoria Pedretti will be reprising their roles in season 3.
‘You’ is a popular psychological and stalker thriller series developed by Greg Berlanti and Sera Gamble. The first two seasons of the series have been based on the best-selling 2014 novel. This novel is the same name by Caroline Kepnes and its sequel, Hidden Bodies. The series also is the Netflix Original series. The second season of the series was viewed by over 54 million people.
Joe Goldberg (Penn Badgley) who is the lead actor of the series is a psychotic stalker and serial killer. In season 1, Joe who is the manager of a bookstore in New York falls for one of his customers Guinevere Beck (Elizabeth Lail), and starts to stalk her. He becomes obsessed with Beck and starts murdering everyone who gets in his way.
Joe who moves to Los Angeles to escape his past meets Victoria Pedretti (Love Quinn) who is a chef in season 2. And he starts to fall into his old habits of obsession and violence.
Watch the season 2 trailer below!
Netflix confirmed You season 3 back in January 2020. The official renewal of the series arrived on January 14th, 2020 with the below short teaser.
See you soon, neighbor. YOU S3 is coming. pic.twitter.com/rCJx7K9v0P
— YOU (@YouNetflix) January 14, 2020
Although production on Season 3 started in February, filming officially restarted in November 2020 due to the pandemic. On November 2nd, 2020, Netflix made the announcement by posting a selfie of Badgley in a You-themed face mask. We guess ‘You‘ Season 3 will release in Winter or Spring 2021.
What will happen in season 3 of You?
You showrunner and co-creator Sera Gamble told The Hollywood Reporter: “When we originally sold the show, we very broadly described it. As each season would be a new love obsession and a new world. Season one is Beck in New York, and season two is Love in L.A., and so we are evoking where we would like to go, which is to a much more suburban, insular world where Joe would be a complete fish out of water. And now Love occupies a very different place because she is the mother of his child but also not the woman he thought she was.”
She added: “I think to me, the most important thing about that last scene is just it is confirmation that Joe is still Joe in his way. That’s not going to be great for Joe. That he has not learned that he cannot just keep looking for the next person to attach his hopes and dreams to that way. It seems clear that he’s falling into some version of that same pattern. I can’t say that we know exactly what a season three would be, but I can say things won’t go well for Joe.”
Moreover, Sera Gamble spoke on Us Weekly’s Watch With Us podcast: “I think the very best thing inside of Joe is his desire to protect innocent young people. That’s so sincere. It’s obvious that he doesn’t have any ulterior motive beyond maybe just wanting another kid to have a better childhood than he did.” She continued, “I mean, the argument can be made that he saved both [Paco and Ellie], but the argument can probably more strongly be made that he came into their lives and destroyed them.”
Three new characters will be joining season 3:
On October 16th, 2020, Netflix Queue, one of Netflix’s Twitter accounts announced the addition of two new cast members.
Fresh blood joining You Season 3:
Shalita Grant will play Sherry, a "Mom-fluencer" who appears down to earth, but is actually a mean girl who only pretends to welcome Love into her social circle.
Travis VanWinkle will play the wealthy Cary, who invites Joe into his inner circle pic.twitter.com/Js70prlmZv
— Netflix Queue (@netflixqueue) October 15, 2020
Shalita Grant will play Sherry. She will be a “Momfluencer” in Love’s social circle. Shalita Grant is best known for portraying NCIS Special Agent Sonja Percy on NCIS: New Orleans where she plays Sonja Percy. She is also known for her roles on Mercy Street, Santa Clarita Diet, and Search Party. Travis VanWinkle will play the wealthy Cary. He will be Joe’s new friend. Travis is best known for his role as Trent Sutton on Friday the 13th (2009).
Netflix Queue also announced another addition to the cast with Scott Speedman joining the cast as Matthew.
Scott Speedman is known for her roles in Underworld and The Strangers. Also, Caroline Kepnes who is the author of You has recently finished the third book of the series. And has revealed that it is scheduled to be published on April 6th, 2021.
— Caroline Kepnes (@CarolineKepnes) August 4, 2020