Netflix Officially Renews ‘You’ for Season 3 (and Joe & Love Are Back)
If you’ve already binge-watched your way through You season two (multiple times), welcome to the club. And it looks like Joe Goldberg (Penn Badgley) isn’t done creeping us out just yet—Netflix has ordered a 10-episode third season of the hit drama series, set to premiere in 2021.
Keep reading for everything we know about You season three.
1. Will there be a third season of 'You'?
We finally have an answer—YES.
We’re not surprised. Series co-creator and executive producer Sera Gamble previously teased another installment in an interview with Cosmo U.K., saying, “Absolutely, it could come back for season three. First of all, it’s up to the powers that be. We hope that a lot of people will watch the show and that it gets to continue.”
Oh, and did we mention that more than 40 million users watched You season two in its first four weeks on Netflix? Translation: It was only a matter of time.
2. Is there a cast?
Unfortunately, Netflix hasn’t announced too many details about season three of You. However, we do know that Penn Badgley is now to return as Joe Goldberg (aka Will Bettelheim).
Victoria Pedretti (Love) is also confirmed to reprise her role. Other potential cast members include Ambyr Childers (Candace) and Jenna Ortega (Ellie).
3. What's the plot?
It’s hard to tell, since the first two seasons were based on the namesake novel by Caroline Kepnes, along with its sequel, Hidden Bodies. Although the author hasn’t released a third book, she previously responded to a fan inquiry on Goodreads and wrote, “You’ll get more Joe eventually.”
Even Gamble revealed that she already has a story line for season three. “I will say that we have an idea for season three that is SO exciting that people talk about it in the [writer’s] room every day,” she told Cosmo U.K. “So, my fingers are crossed…I’ll just say, I hope we get the chance to keep making the show.”
Looks like you officially have that chance, Gamble.
Additional reporting by Alexandra Hough