Great news for Netflix fans, as it has now been announced that the third season of the hit series You will debut on the streaming service towards the end of this year. The show's premiere schedule joins the likes of other such popular series' as The Witcher and Cobra Kai, each of which will be available on the platform before 2021 is through.
"What happened in the first part of this year was that a lot of the projects that we'd hoped to come out earlier did get pushed because of the post-production delays and Covid delays and we think we'll get back to a much steadier state in the back half of the year, certainly in Q4 where we have the returning seasons of some of our most popular shows like The Witcher and You and Cobra Kai as well as some big tentpole movies that came to market a little slower than we'd hoped like Red Notice and Escape From Spiderhead," Co-CEO and Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos revealed on the company's investor video for its first-quarter financial results.
Produced by Warner Horizon Television, in association with Alloy Entertainment and A&E Studios, the first season of You is based on the 2014 novel by Caroline Kepnes and introduces audiences to Penn Badgley as Joe Goldberg, a brilliant male bookstore manager who crosses paths with an aspiring female writer. A charming yet awkward crush becomes something even more sinister when the writer becomes the object of Joe's obsession. Using social media and the internet to become close to her, Joe begins to remove any obstacle, including people, that stand in his way of getting to her.
The second season saw a change of scenery in both the show and its availability, moving from Lifetime to Netflix as a Netflix Original series. Loosely based on the novel Hidden Bodies, also by Caroline Kepnes, the follow-up finds Joe moving from New York to Los Angeles to escape his past, where he meets avid chef Love Quinn and begins falling into his old patterns of obsession and violence.
You was renewed for a third season in the first part of last year. While many details remain mysterious about the plot, the show will no doubt pick up with Badgley's character now in something of a suburban predicament. The final scene of the season 3 hinted at him falling back into old habits and potentially losing his marbles once again, which, let's face it, never ends well for anyone.
It sounds like Joe's fears about the tedium of suburban life were not unfounded, with Netflix previously announcing that Shalita Grant (Santa Clarita Diet) and Travis Van Winkle (The Last Ship) will star in You season 3 as a shady couple that takes a curious liking to Penn Badgley and Victoria Pedretti's characters Joe and Love. Michaela McManus (The Vampire Diaries, The Village) is also on board to star as the neighbour that is set to be the face of Joe's merciless desire.
You season 3 will reunite stars Penn Badgley and Victoria Pedretti as Joe Goldberg and Love Quinn respectively. Co-creators Sera Gamble and Greg Berlanti also return to executive produce, with Gamble remaining on board as showrunner. Audiences can now look forward to returning to the twisted world of You towards the end of 2021. This comes to us from Deadline.