A long time coming. While fans of You on Netflix learned in January the hit crime drama would be returning for a season 3, viewers were finally given an update on the show’s progress. To learn everything you need to know about the third season 3 of You — including cast, plot, release date and more — keep reading. *Warning: Spoilers for seasons 1 and 2 ahead.*
When will season 3 of You air?
Originally, You was scheduled to make a comeback in 2020. Considering the show’s new tagline was “new year, new You,” we assume season 3 would have dropped just ahead of 2021. For example, season 2 hit Netflix on December 26, 2019. However, due to the coronavirus pandemic, filming was postponed. On July 24, Netflix confirmed season 3 of You will be coming sometime in 2021.
Where will season 3 of You take place?
Considering how Joe (played by Penn Badgley) left things in New York City following season 1, it’s unlikely he’ll ever return there. With that, it’s safe to say season 3 of You will pick up in Los Angeles with Love Quinn (played by Victoria Pedretti).
Who will be in season 3 of You?
Penn and Victoria will return to star in the third installment of the series, but they will also be joined by a whole host of new faces. The Netflix Queue’s official Twitter account debuted three new characters in October 2020. Shalita Grant will play Sherry, a “mom-fluencer” who pretends to welcome Love into her friend group, while Travis VanWrinkle will play a seemingly important character named Cary who “invites Joe into his inner circle.” Scott Speedman will play Matthew, “a successful CEO, husband, and uncommunicative father.”
In November 2020, Variety revealed 13 more actors who will be part of the upcoming storyline. Dylan Arnold, Tati Gabrielle and Saffron Burrows will play series regular roles during season 3. Burrows played recurring character Dottie Quinn last season. Now that she’s been promoted, fans will be seeing more of her on the series. Christopher Sean, Bryan Safi, Mackenzie Astin, Mauricio Lara, Ayelet Zurer, Shannon Chan-Kent, Ben Mehl, Christopher O’Shea, Michaela McManus, and Jack Fisher have been cast as recurring guest stars throughout the season.
What will happen in season 3 of You?
One fan theory suggests the woman in the backyard at the end of season 2, episode 10, “Love, Actually,” is Joe’s mother. You might recall that he never revealed if she was dead or alive. “I will figure out a way to get to you. See you soon, neighbor,” Joe (creepily) whispered to himself while gazing at the mystery woman. On the other hand, some viewers are convinced the neighbor is going to be Love’s next victim.
Perhaps one of the craziest theories suggests Love isn’t really carrying Joe’s child. Basically, some viewers think Love used her pregnancy as a ploy to escape Joe trying to murder her. Additionally, during the second-half of the series, Joe was with Delilah and Love was with Milo. By that logic, wouldn’t the child be Milo’s? To be fair, Love insisted she used protection with Milo, so we’ll definitely have to wait and see how this storyline unfolds.
Will there be another You book?
For those of you who weren’t aware, You is based on two Caroline Kepnes’ novels — a 2014 book of the same name and a 2016 sequel called Hidden Bodies. On July 19, the longtime author revealed the third installation of her series is complete!
“Hello! You3 is done and I know I keep saying ‘soonish,’ but it’s truly so done that I saw possible covers last week,” Caroline tweeted in excitement. “Your patience in a pandemic means the world to me. Thank you for waiting! Soonish, he’s yours. Also, spoiler alert, in You3, Joe bitches about the word ‘soonish.’”
We can’t wait to find out Joe Goldberg’s fate. Scroll through the gallery below to see the complete cast of You seasons 1, 2 and 3.
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