The majority of us are guilty of doing a little research on our crushes on social media, but nobody takes social media stalking as seriously as Joe Goldberg.
If you don’t know who I’m talking about, you’ve never seen the show You on Netflix, a psychological crime thriller based on the novel of the same name by Caroline Kepnes. If you love true crime and thrillers, it’s the perfect show for you.
Luckily for us, the third season will be released on October 15, just in time for spooky season bingeing. Here’s what we know about season three so far.
Major spoilers for the first two seasons are ahead!
Where Season Two Left Off
The first season of You followed handsome bookstore manager Joe Goldberg’s (Penn Badgley) obsession over Beck, an MFA student in New York City. The season ends with her discovering the truth about him, which leads to Joe murdering her.
In the second season, Joe changes his identity and moves to Los Angeles, where he meets chef and grocery store heiress Love Quinn (Victoria Pedretti), who quickly becomes his new object of obsession. While Love appears to be Joe’s innocent victim, the twist of the second season is that she is also a psychopathic killer.
We know Joe isn’t the most stand-up guy out there (I mean, being a murderer is kind of a red flag), but Love is crazier than he is, making them a match made in hell. The second season ended with Joe and a pregnant Love moving to the suburbs for a fresh start, and we see Joe spying on the woman next door through a crack in the fence.
Who’s in Season Three?
Penn Badgley and Victoria Pedretti will return to reprise their roles of Joe and Love, but we will also be seeing several new characters on our screens this season.
Netflix released the identities of two new characters last October, tweeting, “Fresh blood joining You season three: 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 Van Winkle will play the wealthy Cary, who invites Joe into his inner circle.”
The season will also feature Scott Speedman as Matthew Engler, who is described as “a successful CEO, husband, and uncommunicative father. He’s reserved, mysterious, and has a tendency to be withdrawn…all of which masks a deep well of emotion underneath.”
Dylan Arnold will play Theo Engler, a series regular who is described as “a college student with a strained and complicated relationship with his stepfather. Theo is wise and perceptive, but vulnerable and troubled, with a propensity to get tangled up in his loved ones’ problems and to drown his own in controlled substances and dangerous behavior.”
Michaela McManus plays Natalie Engler, the neighbor who Joe was spying on at the end of the second season. She is described as, “Married to a powerful man, Natalie is a professional and social success. But she sees through the shallow, Stepford-esque vibe that surrounds her, and beneath her wry exterior, she leads a secret life. One that Joe is willing to work hard to learn more about.”
The cast wraps up with Tati Gabrielle of Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, who will be playing a “no-nonsense librarian” named Marienne. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’s Scott Michael Foster will play Ryan, who is a single dad described to have “a controlling, calculating demeanor that he reserves for those closest to him and anyone who gets in his way.”
From the character descriptions alone, it appears that Joe and Love’s move to the suburbs will be far from the quiet life in which they hope to change and raise their son, promising plenty of drama for the killer couple.
You is the perfect thriller to binge during the spooky season. If you haven’t watched the first two seasons, be sure to check them out on Netflix before the third season drops on October 15.
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