After gaining new life by switching from Lifetime to Netflix at the end of 2018, thriller You was confirmed for a second season at the top of this year. With a little less than two weeks until season 2 debuts, the series is offering more clues on what to expect from Penn Badgley and more this season with the first official trailer.
Back in January, The Haunting of Hill House star Victoria Pedretti was revealed as Badgley’s character’s new love interest in You season 2—a necessary move given the fate of Beck in season 1.
We got a first look at the cast in November followed by the plot twist-filled teaser in December. Now, as seen in the new trailer, Joe will have a new love interest to obsess over in season 2. ET describes Pedretti’s character Love Quinn as an aspiring chef. Check out the description below.
“An aspiring chef working as a produce manager in a high-end grocery store. Love is uninterested in the world of social media, branding, and self-promotion, focused instead on leading an interesting life. She is also tending to a deep grief. And when she meets Joe Goldberg, she senses a shared knowledge of profound, life-changing loss.”
Despite trying to move forward in Los Angeles, Joe (or Will) can’t seem to shake his past—specifically past lovers. Check out the new trailer below.
You season 2 hits Netflix Dec. 26, and you can see a full list of other titles heading to the streaming service this month here.
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Based on the novels by Caroline Kepnes, the premiere season followed Joe Goldberg, a soft-spoken bookstore owner portrayed by Badgley, as he fell head over heels for Beck after meeting her in his New York City store. Desperate to keep her attention from her friends and former hookup buddy, Goldberg went to deadly lengths to ensure that he had Beck to himself.
Badgely revealed You season 2 will have more liberty to allow swearing now but not too much will change. “There are certain liberties we’re now able to take, but it’s very much the same show,” Badgley says.
Badgley also says Beck’s death will have an impact on Joe as he struggles to realize she’s actually dead.
“There’s a revisitation of that with Joe in the second episode of the second season, where you get to see a bit more of the hard reality of what he did to her,” Badgley told ET. “In his mind, she’s not even dead. In his mind, everyone’s still alive because the pain that he feels he suffered at their hand is very much still alive.”
Returning characters showing up include Joe’s ex-girlfriend Candace (Ambyr Childers), Paco (Luca Padovan), bookstore clerk Ethan (Zach Cherry), Paco’s mother Claudia (Victoria Cartagena), Beck’s best friends Lynn (Nicole King) and Annika (Kathryn Gallagher), Beck’s classmate Blythe (Hari Nef), and Peach’s family.
New cast members include James Scully, Jenna Ortega, Charlie Barnett, Carmela Zumbado, Robin Lord-Taylor, and more.
Check out Netflix’s full description of the upcoming season below.
“When we last saw Joe, his heart was tragically broken and his past just caught up with him in the form of long-lost ex-girlfriend Candace (Ambyr Childers)—a woman now hell-bent on teaching him a lesson. Season 2 finds him on the run from Candace—leaving New York City for his own personal hell: Los Angeles. He’s fresh out of an intense relationship that ended in murder. The last thing he expects is to meet an incredible new woman, but he’s falling in love again—with a woman named Love (Victoria Pedretti). Is history repeating? Or will this time be the real thing? Joe’s just crazy enough to risk finding out.”
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