Netflix Confirms ‘You’ Season 2 Release Date

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When You hit Netflix at the end of last year, the whole world watched, entranced, as the creepiest bookshop employee ever seduced his writing-student obsession, and left a pile of corpses in his wake. While there was never going to be a happy ending for Penn Badgely’s Joe, there was good news for creators of the series, as the terrifying thriller was renewed for another season. And as fans of the show eagerly await the next installment of the terrifying tale, creators have been teasing us with some very exciting news.

Speaking to LADbible, showrunner, and co-creator, Sera Gamble, has tantalized us with some very interesting promises about You’s second series – and the internet is feeling pretty excited. Now the release date has been confirmed – so fans can start counting down.

Netflix’s You hit our screens on December 26th of last year.

Perfect for those in the post-Christmas slump, the psychological thriller followed the ill-fated romantic pursuits of a terrifying sociopath named Joe.

In the series, Joe becomes absolutely obsessed with a writing student, named Guinevere Beck and stopped at nothing to gain her affections.

And by questionable, we mean terrifying. What starts with him intensely investigating Beck’s social media accounts quickly descends into some full-blown stalking. The girl seriously needed to invest in some curtains.

By the end of series 1, not only were all of Beck’s closest acquaintances murdered but (spoiler alert), Beck had to go too. She simply knew too much about Joe’s horrifying habits.

Although (worryingly enough), Joe seems to have managed to go on a full-blown killing spree without consequences – and there was an even more bizarre reaction to his behavior.

Yep, that’s right. Pretty much the whole of the internet developed a huge crush on him. This is why we can’t have nice things.

After the trail of destruction Joe left behind in New York, season 2 of You has had to have a change of scenery.

It first starts with Joe moving cross country to Los Angeles, with the best intentions to turn over a new leaf and leave all the creepiness and crimes back in NYC.

As Beck is (sadly) no more, Joe obviously needed a new victim – sorry, sorry, Girlfriend. Earlier this year, it was announced Love Quinn would be played by Victoria Pedretti, who you may recognize from The Haunting of Hill House.

There have been more casting announcements over the year, including Melanie Field and Magda Apanowicz. We don’t know exactly what these characters will be up to – but with Joe around, we can only assume they’re in for some serious misery.

Joe’s mysterious ex, Candace, who we believed for all of season 1 to be dead, will be back in season 2 – and this hopefully means Joe finally has to face some consequences for his actions.

Fan favorite and world’s worst therapist, Doctor Nicky, may make a reappearance. “Another thing that might come into play [is that] Doctor Nicky is in prison for a murder he committed. When Joe leaves his life in New York behind, he leaves behind a lot of stuff that could come back to haunt him,” Gamble claims.

Joe’s going to be unable to outrun his past for too long. You can take the man away from stalking, but you can’t take the stalker out of the man, after all.

The second series of You is based on Kepnes’ follow up book.

The second book, called Hidden Bodies, came out in 2016 – so if you really can’t wait to find out what terrible things Joe will do next, you can read it now and reveal all.

“Joe is always trying to be a good guy but yet somehow he’s finding himself in these thriller, horror kind of situations. It’s terrible for him but I think it’s going to be so much fun for the audience,” Gamble says.

Gamble has promised a scene in season 2 which will make the entirety of season 1 seem like easy watching. We can’t wait.

Episode 2 of the season has my single favorite shot that I have been a part of in my entire career,” she teases.

If you’re into truly shocking television, it sounds like You season 2 will be right up your street. “My career is full of blood and gore and monsters,” Gamble explains.

“It’s also beautifully shot and the director who shot the second episode lavished a lot of love. Joe is forced to do something he really doesn’t want to do.”

We’re very excited to get creeped out by Joe.

“Joe is always trying to be a good guy but yet somehow he’s finding himself in these thriller, horror kind of situations. It’s terrible for him but I think it’s going to be so much fun for the audience.”

“You will know it when you see it,” Gamble promises.  

Many are expecting the series will be dropping very soon.

And it seems we may have some news.

Although the confirmation of the release date might have been revealed by some poor Netflix worker’s mistake.

But shortly afterward, it was taken down, and nothing was ever confirmed as fact. Either way, the tweet finally gives us a confirmation date for You season 2.  

That means it’ll hit our screens on the 26th of December. Just in time for our Christmas day hangover!

Because that’s the exact date when season one launched back in 2018. Maybe (fingers crossed) it’ll be an annual tradition.

Only a few weeks left to wait until the 26th! But if you really can’t wait for some terrifying Netflix content, we’ve got you covered – just keep scrolling!