Whether you found it terrifying, ridiculous or somewhere in between, there’s no doubt that Netflix psychological thriller You was compulsive viewing.
Season one may have killed off a number of key characters, but Joe Goldberg survived the chaos of his own making alive and is one of the few cast members to return for season two.
Here’s all we know so far...
When is You season two available on Netflix?
Although we don’t have a release date for season two yet, it was confirmed that there definitely would be a sequel before season one had even launched.
Filming began in February 2019 and the show’s social media has been trailing it as “coming soon”, so we’re keeping our fingers crossed that it will be streaming by the end of the year.
What happened in season one?
Spoiler alert – it’s impossible to describe season one without revealing a hefty number of plot twists, so if you haven’t watched the entire thing yet, look away now.
The adaptation of Caroline Kepnes’ novel started with what appeared to be a love story between quiet but charming bookseller Joe Goldberg and struggling grad student and aspiring writer Beck.
But things quickly turned creepy when Joe decided that the best way to pursue his intended was to stalk her on social media, steal her phone and keep tabs on every message ever sent to her friends and family. Not to mention breaking into her apartment.
Oh, and kidnapping, torturing and killing her drug-addicted on-off boyfriend in his bookshop basement.
It was far from being a one-time mistake for psychopath Joe, though, as he went on to murder his neighbour’s abusive boyfriend as well as Beck’s best friend, Peach Salinger, who had become suspicious of him.
All the while, Beck continued to think she’d found the best boyfriend in New York, although there was a shadow cast by the mysterious circumstances of his ex Candace’s sudden disappearance.
There was also the shady-looking matter of how Joe had acquired a bookstore and vintage car from his ex-boss, who had bullied him as a teen employee but who was now an old man unable to move or speak for himself.
Eventually, Joe decided that Beck knew too much and flew into a rage when he discovered her affair with her therapist, locking her in the glass case in his shop’s basement. And just when it looked as though she may have tricked her way out, he murdered her too.
Joe managed to escape justice by framing Peach’s death as suicide and Beck’s at the hands of her therapist lover, but a final twist came when Candace, who viewers had been led to believe was another of his victims, turned up alive, well, and seriously angry in his shop at the end of the final episode.
Of course, fans will know that Joe also left a jar of his own urine (there’s a story behind that) in Peach’s house, evidence just waiting to be discovered that would link him to her death.
The second season will see him trying to start anew in Los Angeles – but how long will it be before his demons follow him out west, and can the newest object of his affections escape the same fate as Beck?
Who will star in season two?
The only main cast member who we know for sure is back for season two is Penn Badgley as stalker and killer Joe. Penn is best known for his role in Gossip Girl.
We’ll see one other returning actor who didn’t get a huge amount of screen time in season one – Joe’s ex Candace Stone, played by Ambyr Childers (who plays Ashley Rucker in Ray Donovan).
Starring alongside Penn this time is The Haunting of Hill House star Victoria Pedretti, who will play Love Quinn, an aspiring chef who has recently been bereaved and feels that Joe is struggling with a recent loss, too.
You season 2 is expected to stream on Netflix later in 2019.
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