Penn Badgley fans found themselves looking at the 32 year old actor a little differently after watching all ten episodes of the Netflix series YOU. The psychological thriller You, that dropped on the streaming service in last December, after originally airing on Lifetime earlier in 2018, Badgley played the role of Joe Goldberg, who is an anti-social bookstore manager with a dark side.
Joe has a “dark side,” seriously means underselling it; the protagonist, who is simultaneously the story’s big bad spends the entire 10-episode story arc stalking grad student Beck (Elizabeth Lail) and murders anyone that attempts to come between them.
Joe actually ends up turning on Beck herself, in the final episode of the first season, taking her out when he realizes that she finally sees him for what he is: “A violent sociopath” Obviously with no doubt at all.
Season two of YOU aired on December 26, 2019. That simply means that there’s sure to be more conflicted inner dialogue about Joe’s adoration, Yes he is psychotic, but look that how much he loves her, as well as pained screaming at your television/computer screen.
“WHY DOES NO ONE ON THIS SHOW CLOSE THE BLINDS IN THEIR APARTMENTS?!” to come, and honestly? We are equal parts excited and terrified. After last year’s rollercoaster ride of a season, where else can the Netflix thriller’s twisted storyline take us? How much further can Joe go for love?!
You third season is pretty much confirmed
May be, Netflix tends to wait a few weeks after dropping a new season of a show to confirm a subsequent season, but we have a few big hints that we’re going to get a season three of You.
- According to its end of year stats, the second season of You was Netflix’s fifth most popular release of the year that bodes well for future seasons.
- The show’s production companies applied for and received a tax credit for the third season, should they make it, which is always a good sign.
- Badgley basically confirmed it in an interview that he let a nugget about character development in the show’s third season slip, saying of Love Quinn: “She doesn’t appear to be the same kind of person. She doesn’t appear to be the same kind of predator. …you know, dare I say, in the third season oh, God!” Trying to backtrack.
Then he adds that he literally know nothing about the third season and then asked if this is a tacit confirmation of season three, to which he replies, technically I can’t I mean, like, unofficially?
Hence season three is confirmed but unofficially, and we have a full trailer!!!
A full length season 2 trailer with some major deets to sort through. There’s Candace and a little bit of background on what Joe did to her as well as her reemergence to cause problems for our anti-hero. There are shots of Joe and his new obsession Love becoming closer and forming a connection. There is a lot of blood, and a lot of maybe-murderin’. There’s…a shot of Joe, Will” being arrested??
We can see a number of characters or potential victims on display, that include Joe’s landlord Delilah, Love’s brother Forty, and all her L.A. friends. This looks good but we have a question that, Is Joe trying to be reformed and then totally messes it up? What happens to Love? What happens to Candace? Does Joe go to jail?? I need to know right now.
If you’re not following “You” on Instagram, we strongly recommend that you do, because there are a ton of character profiles, Easter eggs, and bits of foreshadowing that will probably all make sense once we watch (binge) the season when it comes out. But right now they’re just tantalizing hints at the craziness to come, that we cannot wait.
Netflix dropped a new trailer, and Joe got a new name
The new teaser by Netflix is something out of a ASMR video, and we’re kinda here for it. Video shows us that, what Joe really thinks of L.A., as he walks around the city narrating strangers’ routines. Joe also pokes fun at an influencer and throws shade a hippie surfer dude for chowing down on a gluten-free muffin. Isn’t he just the nicest guy!
The new video also features Joe waxing philosophical on L.A. culture, that’s the thing about L.A., everyone is pretending to be somebody they’re not.” Um. Pretty rich coming from you, Joe. Or should I say….Will?
We also got some images from Netflix.
Ohhhh boy, I can’t wait/am already terrified. The first-look images show Joe and his newest obsession, Love (Victoria Pedretti), and the change of location from New York to Los Angeles. We also see a bit of Candace (Ambyr Childers), whom everyone assumed was dead but showed up very much alive at the end of season 1. Candace looks like, I’m gonna be honest, a lot more fine with the whole situation than I expected her to be. That’s surprising, given, you know, that maybe Joe tried to kill her?
The love looks, seems totally clueless that Joe’s behind her. Because, you know, stalker.
A recurring character in season two, its Forty Quinn who’s played by James Scully. Forty is the brother of Love Quinn, Joe’s love interest …get it? Love? Forty? Weird, rich-people, tennis-inspired names?
Here is you can see Badgley with Jenna Ortega, who plays Ellie Alves in season two. You might recognize Ortega, she’s been in Jane the Virgin, playing a young Jane, and she played the lead in Disney Channel sitcom Stuck In The Middle.
Here is the star Pedretti, of The Haunting of Hill House who plays Love, with what, I’m assuming from the caption, is her friend group in season two. They’re more welcoming-looking than Peach…exactly.
Here, we have actress Carmela Zumbado (Aaand) as Delilah Alves. It’s not a coincidence that she shares a last name with Ellie, played by Jenna Ortega ……they play sisters. New neighbor, who dis? wrote Zumbado on Instagram of the photo.
Here, we can see a little bit more on character development that how Joe behaves when he first comes in contact with Love. It’s not that simple love at first sight, he might have been looking for a couple of years ago, Gamble explained to EW. He’s a different guy and he’s been through more.