There's something horribly captivating about You on Netflix. Loosely adapted from the book series of the same name by American author Caroline Kepnes, you invite us to the spirit of love psycho Joe Goldberg (Penn Badgley).

The problem is, Joe has an unhealthy fixation on each of his partners, causing him to do pretty wild things in the name of love. During the show's first two seasons, we saw him lying, manipulating, and even working his way into the hearts of unsuspecting victims in a way that was haunting and strangely captivating.

Although a show with a theme like this should be more controversial, you are clearly a huge hit with the Netflix audience. After being dropped by the Lifetime cable network in the United States, Netflix bought the show in late 2018. The second season was watched by 54 million viewers in its first month on the service alone. transmission (well, 54 million people watched at least a few minutes of episode one, anyway).

Its season 3 was announced on January 14, with the renewal of another series helped by a production tax credit of more than € 7 million. We'll explore more of the twisted lives of Joe and his new partner, Love Quinn (Victoria Pedretti), after an incredibly unpredictable ending to Season 2. Next, we'll explain when Season 3 arrives on Netflix and sum up everything we know so far. about the next series of episodes.

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Season 3 Release Date: Expect 2021

See you soon, neighbor. You S3 is coming.

Netflix has not confirmed an exact release date for You season 3, but when news of the renewal broke on TVLine, it was revealed that 10 new episodes would arrive in 2021. The series' official Twitter page exhibited an ironic tone. in early January, simply saying "New year, new you," a cute play on the pseudo-personal improvement commentary from the second season of You.

While this essentially dooms viewers to a full year before they can return with Joe and Love, it's nice to know that a new season is definitely in the works at a time when Netflix is ​​not afraid to cancel their original streams.

You cast of season 3: Joe and love will return

Although nothing is yet known about the start of production for season 3, we have confirmation from two cast members: Badgley will return while Joe and Victoria Pedretti will return as Love.

Love's continued presence in Joe's life was pretty much assured given the Season 3 finale with the pair in a pretty unholy union (more on what that twist means for Season 2 below). I hope we also see the return of the extended cast of Quinn's family and friends from season XNUMX.

It is likely to continue to be located in Los Angeles for the foreseeable future. With the aforementioned tax incentives for California production and a season two finale that saw Joe adjust to life in an idyllic suburban home, it's safe to assume that season three won't involve change of location like moving out of season two. from New York to Los Angeles.

Season 3 story: what to expect next year

The second season of You dramatically stepped up the melodrama, deviating from the books with a rather shocking character. When Love is forced to confront Joe's true nature by her first victim, Candace, she takes the news in a way few have seen it coming: by stabbing Candace in the throat.

It was a jaw drop for a while, revealing that love is just as obsessive and murder-prone as Joe. Speaking to Entertainment Tonight, Badgley offers a glimpse into the gender politics the series explores through Joe's rejection of his partner's darker tendencies.

"… it is like; OK yes, theoretically they are the same, but then he denies it, which again shows the archetypes of man and woman and Oppression of women, inequality of men and women, “says Badgley. He goes on to hint at a closer look at love in season three, noting that she: "… doesn't seem to be the same kind of person, doesn't seem to be the same kind of predator."

It's not just Love that season three plans to question more deeply. Showrunner Sera Gamble also foresees an even darker future for Joe. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Gamble explained that the end of season 2 does not indicate good things for our protagonist.

You Season 3 release date casting and more

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After the revelations of Love's murder, he also surprises Joe with the news that he is now carrying his son, securing his future with him (for now). We see the two moving to the suburbs (with Love's mother in tow) and this is where Joe spies on his new neighbor through the fence, a possible new topic of his obsessive nature.

"I think the most important thing about this last scene is just the confirmation that Joe is still Joe," says Gamble, "in a way that is not going to be great for Joe." What motivates Joe, and what makes us feel about his actions, was clearly Gamble's vision for season two, which saw a deep dive into Joe and Love's traumatic childhoods. Although their stories are quite different, we learn that the two leaders suffered physical and emotional abuse and acts of violence at a very young age.

The ending was designed to create "a much more suburban and insular world where Joe would be a fish completely out of water." The way Joe handles fatherhood will be an interesting part of the upcoming season - the past two seasons have shown that he is particularly protective of the children in his life.

Badgley told TVLine that Joe and Love "are not soul mates. He is afraid of her in the end. He's basically set up for Season 3 in a way that they would be there. " sworn enemy of the other «. That's a lot of potential material for season 3 of you to explore.

You could run even more seasons on Netflix

Joe's story won't necessarily be complete with season 3 either. "I'm not afraid to say that we could certainly follow Joe for several seasons," Gamble told THR. Don't worry about authors who lack the means to put their protagonists to the test. "Because we believe in the world that Caroline gave us and we believe in these characters, we just know that they'll keep finding really fucking shit to get in."

You are a unique show

No matter where Joe and Love's twisted romance takes us, Netflix clearly has a guilty pleasure on its hands. Author Caroline Kepnes is currently working on books three and four in her You series., which means that You Season 3 could face a Game of Thrones-style dilemma going beyond the source material.

You're just a cool, sexy, and somewhat dangerous sight. He takes the riveting complicity in hideous acts seen in the Hannibal show, and it fits perfectly with the scathing satire of the millennium. Naturally, this generated controversy for its dark theme, but Gamble managed to navigate the show's themes with a clever twist, providing viewers with a twisted and compelling show.


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