WARNING: This story contains spoilers for season one of Netflix’s YOU.
The trashy but oh-so-addictive psychological thriller, based on a novel of the same name by Caroline Kepnes, follows bookstore manager Joe who quickly becomes infatuated with aspiring writer Beck after crossing paths with her.
Joe (played almost too well by Penn Badgley of Gossip Girl fame) will stop at nothing to get Beck (Once Upon a Time‘s Elizabeth Lail); stalking her online to gather information to get close to her, stealing her phone to keep an eye on her, lurking outside her apartment window (and as you do, casually jerking off…), as well as removing every obstacle – and person – in his way to be with her. Yes, that even includes murder.
The official trailer for Season 2 of Netflix’s YOU dropped today. Post continues after video.
It was nail-biting stuff, right until the very end, and naturally, now that it’s been almost a year since it was on our screens, we are simply dying for more.
A second season was actually already announced by YOU‘s former home on US network Lifetime a while back, but as of December Netflix has full reigns of the show and season two will be premiering on the streaming giant on Boxing Day.
Who will be returning in season two of YOU?
In season two of YOU, Penn Badgley will be reprising his role as terrifying psychopath Joe as he heads to LA and begins his search for love – again. However, in the newly released season two teaser, we find out he will be masquerading under a new name: Will.
Given the high body count in the first season, it’s unclear if anyone else will be returning so it’s likely
Joe Will will be meeting a whole new set of people to creep out and most likely… murder.
The show’s co-creator and co-showrunner Sera Gamble told The Hollywood Reporter: “Part of the fun of continuing the story is that the loose ends from Joe’s past are still dangling and could come back to him at any time. He is very worried about the fact that Peach Salinger’s family has hired people to investigate her alleged suicide, and there is evidence potentially still at her house from season one.”
Oh and remember Joe’s ex Candace, who we only discovered was actually alive and well at the end of the first season? Gamble told Variety that she “does indeed have a role in season two”, with actress Ambyr Childers returning to the role.