You Season 3: A brilliant psychological thriller ‘You’ is returning to Netflix for its third season. Here’s everything you need to know.
- After the success of the first two seasons, Netflix renewed the psychological thriller ‘You’ for the third season in Jan 2020.
- On Aug 30, 2021, Netflix announced the premiere date for the third season.
‘You’ is an American psychological thriller series that gained immense popularity since its first season dropped on Netflix. It is based on a thriller novel by Caroline Kepnes, published in September 2014. The unique and unpredictable plot of this psychological thriller will play with your mind. The show deals with a problematic, obsessive man who ends up becoming a murderer. Despite his toxic behaviour, people still find the protagonist (Joe) very charismatic which is one of the reasons why people are looking forward to it. And not to forget the show’s interesting and suspenseful plot which also makes us hooked to our seats.
After two very successful seasons, Netflix has renewed the show for a third season, despite criticism of its more problematic themes in some circles. Here are all the details you need to know about You Season 3.
You Season 3: Production Update
On Feb 7, 2020, showrunner Sera Gamble tweeted a picture ‘Hello You’’ written on a doormat with the caption, “We’ve started work on Season 3. Just thought you’d want to know #YouNetflix”. However, the production was put to a halt due to the pandemic.
After a long wait, the production resumed in November 2020. Netflix confirmed the news by posting a selfie of Badgley in a You-themed face mask. “We recommend you stay at least 6 feet from Joe Goldberg at all times. YOU Season 3 is back in production,” a tweet read.
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
The filming had to be suspended on December 31, 2020, due to a surge in Covid 19 cases. Recent reports suggest that the production on season 3 resumed in February 2021 and going in the full swing. As per the latest reports, the filming for the third season wrapped up in May 2021.
Just like the previous two seasons, it is safe to assume that season 3 will also comprise 10 episodes.
You Season 3 Plot & Storyline
‘You’ revolves around stalking sociopath Joe Goldberg (Penn Badgley), who repeatedly develops obsessions with young women. In the first season, Joe develops an obsession with aspiring writer Beck (Elizabeth Lail) and ends up killing her. In the second season, Joe develops feelings for aspiring chef Love Quinn (Victoria Pedretti).
The second season revealed that Love is very much like Joe. The second series ended in a shocking manner – with Love revealed to have been behind the murder of both Delilah (Carmela Zumbado) and Candace (Ambyr Childers). It looks as if Joe had found a perfect partner. The climax of the second season left us shell-shocked as Love being pregnant and Joe and Love moving in together.
In the third season, Joe and Love are married and raising their newborn son, Henry, in the Californian suburb of Madre Linda. Joe continues to repeat the cycle of obsession with an exploding interest in Natalie, the next-door neighbour. However, Love has other plans to ensure that her dream of having the perfect family will not be ripped apart so easily by Joe’s obsessive actions.
As per the reports coming, Season 3 is more toxic than the first two seasons. The season deals with issues like trauma, addiction and domestic violence. So, we are assured that the fans are in for a treat.
Who is in the cast of You season 3?
The only confirmed cast members so far are Penn Badgley as serial killer Joe Goldberg and Victoria Pedretti as his murderous girlfriend Love Quinn. Some other stars which might return are Forty Quinn (James Scully) as Love’s brother, Will Bettelheim (Robin Lord Taylor), whose identity Joe stole.
There is a chance that Love’s friends Lucy (Marielle Scott), Sunrise (Melanie Field) and Gabe (Charlie Barnett) will also feature in the third season.
There’s also a possibility of a return for Jenna Ortega as Ellie Alves (season 2), Delilah’s fifteen-year-old sister. Jenna Ortega told Insider, “I don’t think her storyline has fully run its course and I say this because the writers have been so brilliant in the way that they left so many possibilities open.”
Some new characters might enter the show but we have to wait for the official cast announcement. In October 2020, it was announced that Badgley and Pedretti would be joined by two new characters in the upcoming third season of You.
Fresh blood joining You Season 3:
Shalita Grant will play Sherry, a "Mom-fluencer" who appears down to earth, but is actually a mean girl who only pretends to welcome Love into her social circle.
Travis VanWinkle will play the wealthy Cary, who invites Joe into his inner circle pic.twitter.com/Js70prlmZv
— Queue (@netflixqueue) October 15, 2020
In November 2020, a huge number of new cast members were announced (see all their character backgrounds at (Variety): here’s the lead cast, including the 13 new names, and the returning faces:
- Penn Badgely: Joe
- Victoria Pedretti: Love
- Scott Speedman: Matthew
- Travis Van Winkle: Cary
- Shalita Grant: Sherry
- Saffron Burrows: Dottie
- Dylan Arnold: Theo
- Tati Gabrielle: Marienne
- Michaela McManus: Natalie
- Shannon Chan-Kent: Kiki
- Ben Mehl: Dante
- Chris O’Shea: Andrew
- Christopher Sean: Brandon
- Bryan Safi: Jackson
- Mackenzie Astin: Gil
- Ayelet Zurer: Dr Chandra
- Jack Fisher: Young Joe Goldberg
- Mauricio Lara: Friend of Young Joe
Do we have a trailer?
Yes, we do. The trailer gives you glimpses of what to expect from the upcoming set of episodes. Watch the trailer right here:
What is the release date for You Season 3?
The most important question everyone is asking. When could we expect to see You season 3 on Netflix?
Within two months of the second season premiere, Netflix officially renewed the series on January 14, 2020. A tweet reads, “See you soon, neighbour. YOU S3 is coming.”
See you soon, neighbor. YOU S3 is coming. pic.twitter.com/rCJx7K9v0P
— YOU (@YouNetflix) January 14, 2020
Fans should be happy to know that Netflix has revealed the release date for the third season. On Aug 30, 2021, Netflix announced the release date through an interesting video teaser. Season 3 releases on Oct 15, 2021. Here’s the video teaser:
At last, if you are searching for crime fiction or an addictive stalker drama, then ‘You’ is a must-watch for you. The first two seasons are streaming on Netflix.