New cast, ‘insane’ plot and a baby: Everything we know about season three of YOU
Joe Goldberg is back! Finally!
Somehow Joe Goldberg has the entire world in a chokehold. Some people quite literally, whilst the majority of us are just hooked on his psychopathic ways. So hearing the news that Netflix has finally given us a release date for season three of YOU is music to our ears, and my deeply Joe Goldberg obsessed soul is exploding.
In just over a month the show is returning, and it promises us some of the wildest storylines yet, a whole new bunch of cast members and how could we forget – Love is having a mini murderer baby! So strap in and prepare yourself, because here’s everything we know about season three of YOU on Netflix – plus a first look at some of the pictures.
Season three of YOU will have 10 episodes on Netflix and the plot has been described as ‘bonkers’ and ‘insane’
In case you missed the big release date reveal, season three is dropping on Netflix on October 15th. Filming ended a few months ago, and as it did the show’s creator and writer, Sera Gamble, shared loads about it. In the thread, Sera began: “Today is our last day of shooting season 3 of #YouNetflix. Can I brag to you for a hot second?” She went on to praise the resilience of the cast and crew throughout the pandemic, but also added that the “the episodes are fucking bonkers and the performances are insanely good”.
The new season will have 10 episodes, the first titled “And They Lived Happily Ever After”. Love and Joe appear to have moved to a much quieter town in the suburbs and his new “obsession” is their next door neighbour. The series is based on the third book in Caroline Kepnes book series, which is called You Love Me.
The book synopsis reads: “Joe Goldberg is done with the cities. He’s done with the muck and the posers, done with Love. Now he’s saying hello to nature, to simple pleasures on a cosy island in the Pacific Northwest. For the first time in a long time, he can just breathe.
“He gets a job at the local library—he does know a thing or two about books—and that’s where he meets her: Mary Kay DiMarco. Librarian. Joe won’t meddle, he will not obsess. He’ll win her the old-fashioned way…by providing a shoulder to cry on, a helping hand. Over time, they’ll both heal their wounds and begin their happily ever after in this sleepy town.
“The trouble is…Mary Kay already has a life. She’s a mother. She’s a friend. She’s…busy. True love can only triumph if both people are willing to make room for the real thing. Joe cleared his decks. He’s ready. And hopefully, with his encouragement and undying support, Mary Kay will do the right thing and make room for him.”
The show is never completely faithful to the books, but the characters and plots are usually roughly based on what happens in them. “Joe is still Joe in a way that’s not going to be great for Joe,” Sera Gamble told Hollywood Reporter.
We will meet the baby!!!
Of course one of the biggest cliffhangers from season two was that Love was expecting her and Joe’s child. Netflix has since announced the birth of Henry Quinn-Goldberg! The teaser trailer for the new episodes is voiced by Joe, who says their new child won’t be “without challenges” and he hopes the baby will “do as I say, not as I do”. “For you I can change, I’ll be a man you can look up to,” Joe says. “A man you can be proud to call dad.” The teaser then reveals they have chosen a “strong but not intimidating”, “classic but not basic” name for their child. Welcome to the world, Henry.
There have been a whole new load of cast members introduced for season three of YOU, including the elusive mystery neighbour
Penn Badgley and Victoria Pedretti will be returning as Joe and Love, and Ellie (Delilah’s sister from season two) is said to “still be in Joe’s life”, so she will likely feature too. Saffron Burrows, who plays Love’s mother Dottie, will also return.
Netflix revealed the full new cast list for season three of YOU, having added a huge 14 fresh faces to the show. Dylan Arnold and Tati Gabrielle have both joined the cast in regular roles, whilst Michaela McManus, Shannon Chan-Kent, Ben Mehl, Christopher O’Shea, Christopher Sean, Bryan Safi, Mackenzie Astin, Ayelet Zurer, and Jack Fisher will all appear as recurring guest stars. Netflix had also announced three new names earlier this year, being played by Scott Speedman, Shalita Grant and Travis VanWinkle.
They will play a whole host of new characters, including a college student, a librarian, a whole new clique of local friends and a therapist. 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. Scott Speedman is set to play Matthew – 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.
Michaela McManus plays Natalie, finally giving us the identity of Joe’s new obsession and the mysterious neighbour from the end of season two. Natalie 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.”
Watch the teaser trailer for season three of YOU on Netflix here:
Season three of YOU will be available on Netflix from October 15th. Seasons one and two are available now. For all the latest Netflix news, drops and memes like The Holy Church of Netflix on Facebook.