After many months of waiting, we finally have an update on the production of the third season of the hit Netflix show about a charming stalker, You. According to reports, season 3 of You is expected to begin filming in Autumn, around early November this year, and will continue to film until late April 2021.
Netflix renewed the show back in January following the huge success of the second season, which saw as many 54 million viewers streaming You and joining lead star Penn Badgley on his creepy-yet-enthralling adventures.
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 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 Joe's obsession, as he uses social media and the internet to become close to her, even going so far as 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 by Caroline Kepnes, the second season of You finds Joe moving from New York to Los Angeles to escape his past. Changing his name to Will Bettelheim through nefarious means, he meets avid chef Love Quinn, and begins falling into his old patterns of obsession and violence. As Joe/Will attempts to forge a new love, he strives to make his relationship with Love succeed in a way that avoids the tragedy of his previous romantic exploits.
The third season finds Joe in something of a predicament, and in the final scene hints at him falling back into old habits and potentially losing his marbles once again, which, let's face it, never ends well for anyone.
You season 3 will also bring back stars Penn Badgley and Victoria Pedretti to reprise their roles 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. Details surrounding the plot of season 3 remain tightly under wraps (no doubt locked inside a glass cage in a basement somewhere) but Gamble has teased what many had expected regarding a mysterious character glimpsed during the final moments of season 2.
"It's pretty obvious when we were filming this that we were careful not to show too much of her because that role hasn't technically been cast yet. But there's lots to come with that neighbour," Gamble said of the woman unlucky enough to live next door to Joe.
So, should this production schedule turn out to be true, we hopefully won't have to wait too long before once again joining Joe as he continues to navigate the world of love and romance in his own uniquely violent way, with a vague release date of 2021 already set. See you soon, neighbor.
This comes to us courtesy of What's on Netflix.