'You' Season 2: Netflix Release Date, Spoilers, Cast, Trailer, and Theories

Your latest Netflix obsession could be coming back soon.

It’s been over a month since Lifetime’s You made the jump to Netflix and became an overnight sensation. We’re already as obsessed with this series as Joe Goldberg (Penn Badgley) was over Guinevere Beck (Elizabeth Lail), and we can barely wait for the You Season 2 release date.

Thankfully, there’s already a lot of info out there about You Season 2, including a release date window, plot details, returning cast members, and a few new confirmed characters. Here’s everything you need to know, along with a bit of speculation.

Spoilers for You Season 1 below.

What Happens at the End of You Season 1?

The series is based on Caroline Kepnes’ book of the same name and follows Joe, a bookstore manager who becomes obsessed with aspiring writer Beck after the two cross paths. He begins stalking her and the two do eventually get together, but it all ends in murder.

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When obsession leads to murder

Yes, the first season ends with Joe killing Beck, which means she’s out of the picture.

But there’s another woman (back) in the picture. As the finale ends, Joe’s ex-girlfriend, Candace (Ambyr Childers), who could have been one of his victims, but, surprisingly, wasn’t, walks into his store. He’s surprised she’s alive, and she tells him they have unfinished business.

When Is the You Season 2 Release Date?

Lifetime originally renewed the series for a second season back in July before it even premiered. However, a month after the Season 1 finale, Deadline announced that Season 2 would be seen on Netflix.

“Season two didn’t work for [Lifetime’s] business model,” co-creator and co-showrunner Sera Gamble told Vulture. “This just feels like a really great story to tell with the Netflix model. It was always built to be extremely binge-able.”

The You Season 2 release date has yet to be announced, but considering that it was renewed in July it’s possible we could see new episodes as soon as this summer. Then again, it’s possible the shift from Lifetime to Netflix may have thrown off production. So try not to get too impatient.

When Will a Season 2 Trailer Be Released?

We don’t know. We should, at the very least, get a teaser when Netflix announces the Season 2 release date.

What’s the Season 2 Plot?

While Gamble told Vulture that the move to Netflix won’t change the series, she acknowledged they won’t have to count their curse words and do have “wiggle room creatively” when it comes to episode length.

The second season will be based on Kepnes’ second novel, Hidden Bodies, but it won’t strictly follow the plot.

“There’s a lot of great story in the second book that we’re going to be able to do, but in our way,” the showrunner told TVLine.

Season 2 will take place in Los Angeles, which will be quite the change for Joe.

“He is a die-hard New Yorker so I can’t say that he comes to L.A. and he instantly falls in love with the place,” Gamble told The Hollywood Reporter.

As for that Season 1 cliffhanger, don’t expect for Joe and Candace’s reunion to be a happy one. She’s not pleased with him, as their reunion hinted.

“Joe wasn’t very nice to her,” Gamble said to Vulture, “and she’s not feeling all that charitably toward Joe.”

Who Will Return for Season 2?

Obviously Badgley is back as Joe. We’re also going to see more of Candace, since the cliffhanger of Season 1 revealed she’s alive.

It’s unknown if John Stamos will return as Dr. Nicky, whom Joe framed for killing Beck, though there is still plenty of story left to tell with him.

“He is ardently protesting his innocence,” Gamble told THR.

Who’s New in You’s Season 2 Cast?

Love Quinn (Victoria Pedretti)

You co-creator Sara Gamble told Entertainment Weekly that Victoria Pedretti’s (The Haunting of Hill House) character will be Joe’s main love interest in Season 2 — despite the return of Candace at the end of Season 1. Love is produce manager in Los Angeles with dreams of being a chef. She apparently abstains from social media, which should make it a lot harder for Joe to stalk her, and she’s apparently dealing with some “deep grief.”

Gamble went on to explain how Love is different from Season 1’s Beck.

“She’s very very different than the woman that you got to know in season one, Beck, who was ambitious and driven as a writer and also as a young person in a social circle that had a certain kind of status,” Gamble said. “Beck had been quite aware of her social media presence, and Love is extremely disinterested in all of that.”

Forty Quinn (James Scully)

Forty is Love’s brother, who Deadlinehttps://deadline.com/2019/01/you-james-scully-jenna-ortega-cast-in-series-second-season-1202547029/ describes as “confident, opinionated and privileged” who oscillates between a charming friend and a bully. He’s also in recovery for some sort of addiction, and struggling with the 12-step program.

Ellie (Jenna Ortega)

The 16-year-old actor plays a new, young character who takes care of herself and does whatever is necessary to get by in LA. According to Deadline, “This includes working cons on the adults around her, including Joe Goldberg.”

Whether Joe and Ellie will be enemies, or could eventually team up, remains to be seen.

You Season 1 is now streaming on Netflix.


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