**Spoilers for ‘You’ seasons one and two below**
After a year of waiting, Netflix gave us the perfect late Christmas pressie in 2019 when it dropped season two of its highly bingeable psychological thriller You on Boxing Day. Just like in 2018 when the first batch of episodes appeared, chain-watching the series was the perfect accompaniment to your festive food coma.
- READ MORE: You season two review: wickedly sharp killer-thriller continues to look for love in all the wrong places
This time around, terrifying serial-killer anti-hero Joe (Penn Badgley) had moved to Los Angeles and assumed the new (stolen) identity of Will Bettelheim. He’s running away from the events of season one where he killed his girlfriend Beck (Elizabeth Lail) and framed her therapist for the murder.
There’s also the shock reappearance of ex-girlfriend Candace (Ambyr Childers), previously assumed dead. Later in LA, Joe falls for Love Quinn (Victoria Pedretti), a seemingly wholesome kitchen manager with a secret of her own, at a store he works in. But it’s not long until our protagonist gets tangled in a new web of lies.
If, like us, you smashed through the second season even quicker than the first, you’ll be hoping for more episodes soon. Here’s everything we know about You season three.
You season three release date: is the series returning to Netflix?
Yes! Netflix renewed the show for a 10-episode third season.
The streamer confirmed in November 2020 that production had resumed, sharing a photo of Badgley on social media wearing a themed mask on set.
“We recommend you stay at least 6 feet from Joe Goldberg at all times,” Netflix captioned the post.
We recommend you stay at least 6 feet from Joe Goldberg at all times.
YOU Season 3 is back in production. pic.twitter.com/ijti25tPFk
— Netflix (@netflix) November 2, 2020
On April 23, 2021, showrunner Sera Gamble revealed that filming for season three had wrapped – and added that it will be “fucking bonkers”.
Today is our last day of shooting season 3 of #YouNetflix.
Can I brag to you for a hot second?
— Sera Gamble (@serathegamble) April 23, 2021
(Also, the episodes are fucking bonkers and the performances are insanely good. That’s all I’ll say about that till we are ready to talk about the new season.)
— Sera Gamble (@serathegamble) April 23, 2021
When will season three of You be released?
There is no confirmation of when fans can expect to binge the latest instalment. However, going off showrunner Sera Gamble’s recent tweets (see above) about filming having wrapped, it’s fair to say that it could be as early as this year.
You season three trailer: have any trailers for the next season been released?
Not yet. But we’ll keep you posted!
You season three cast: who’s going to be in the third season of the show?
Penn Badgley will return as serial killer Joe Goldberg, and Victoria Pedretti will reprise her role as murderous girlfriend Love Quinn. Could we also see more from their mysterious new neighbour – who you see Joe spying on at the end of season two?
Scott Speedman will also be joining the show as Matthew, a CEO set to affect Joe’s story in a way not yet determined.
As of November 2020, the full cast has now been confirmed for season three of You, with 12 new members joining the cast. Get a full breakdown of each new character below.
Saffron Burrows will play Love’s mother, Dottie, and is set to be a series regular.
Dylan Arnold enters the show as Theo, “a college student with a strained and complicated relationship with his stepfather” who has a tendency to “drown his own in controlled substances and dangerous behaviour”.
Tati Gabrielle plays Marienne, “a smart, no-nonsense librarian who doesn’t let much get by her”.
Michaela McManus is Natalie, Joe’s next door neighbour and the latest subject of Joe’s desire.
Kiki, meanwhile, will be played by Shannon Chan-Kent. Kiki is “a devoted member of Sherry’s cliquish “mean girl” friend group” and “a wife, mother and life coach who enjoys a life of entitlement, frequenting mid-day fitness classes and enjoying lengthy gossip sessions at the local cafe”.
Elsewhere, Ben Mehl plays Dante, “a librarian who retains his wit and equanimity no matter what the day brings”, while Chris O’Shea is Andrew, a member of Sherry’s inner circle, and Christopher Sean enters the new series as Kiki’s husband Brandon.
Rounding out the list of new You cast members are Bryan Safi (Andrew’s husband Jackson), Ayelet Zurer (therapist Dr. Chandra), Mackenzie Astin (Gil, a geology professor) and Jack Fisher as a young Joe.
You season three plot: what will happen?
The end of season two was dramatic, and in among the chaos we found out that Love is pregnant with Joe’s child. We then saw the couple move into a new home in a Los Angeles suburb. In season three, could we see them attempting to adjust to family life with a new sprog on the way? Maybe it’s time Joe turned over a new leaf…
Towards the end of season two, we found out more about Love’s mother, and showrunner Patrick Gamble told Entertainment Weekly that could continue in a further season: “The stakes are pretty high. I have so many questions about Love’s mother who’s incredibly in the picture at the end of the season, like how much she really knows about her children. We wrote [the finale] hoping that we will get the opportunity to tell more story because we’re really excited with the seeds planted at the end of season two.”
You season three theories: who is Joe’s new neighbour, and will they be a major character?
At the end of the season we see Joe peering through the fence to spy on his new neighbour, telling the viewers: “This is just the beginning, because this is where I had to be exactly where I had to be to meet you.” So who is the mystery new character?
Whilst some suspect it could be Joe’s next target, one theory is that it’s going to be his mother, who we met in various flashbacks throughout season two.
I’m telling y’all the woman at the end is going to be Joe’s mom and not a new girl he’s obsessed with. I think she disappeared and started a new family and Joe finally decided to track her down for obvious reasons… He’s absolutely stalking his mom in S3 #YouSeasonTwo
— GardenOnTheMoon (@KeioshaDreams) December 28, 2019
In the last episode of season 2 of You we get introduced to another character Joe is intrigued by… we don’t see her but I’m betting money it’s his mother. pic.twitter.com/ep30YxZ04a
— 🏈 Kelly (@football_kelly) January 3, 2020
Another theory is that it’s Joe’s half-sister, who his mother gave birth to after leaving him – and Joe’s now locked her in as the next target.
What if, just WHAT IF, the girl in the end is Joe's half-sister and Joe is seeking revenge on his mom because she left him and started a new family without him?! #YouSeasonTwo #YouOnNetflix #YouNetflix pic.twitter.com/xauC0Rr5ba
— – ♔𝓡𝓲𝔁𝔃𝓪𝓻𝓲𝓵𝓲 ♡ ™ (@DianaMariel12) December 28, 2019
‘You’ season two is streaming now on Netflix