You Season 2: Everything You Need To Know About The Netflix Thriller

Penn Badgley is back as the problematically hot stalker/serial killer.


by Grazia |

Is it OK to fancy a serial killer? Normally, we'd say the answer is a categorical no. But last year saw a lot of women - and men - question the stance, thanks to Penn Badgley. The actor, previously best known his role as Dan in Gossip Girl, returned to our screens in You, playing a bookshop manager who becomes dangerously obsessed with one of his customers. Now, it's back for a second series.

Here's what you need to know, but stop reading now if you haven't finished watching season one yet. There are spoilers ahead...

When did it You start?

You, based on the 2014 novel by Caroline Kepnes, first premiered on US channel Lifetime in September of 2018, where it didn't exactly set the world alight in terms of ratings. But that all changed when it was picked up by Netflix in December of the same year, and attracted more than 40 million viewers. The second series will go straight to Netflix on 26 December. The perfect post-Christmas programme when you need a binge on the sofa.

What happened in season 1?

Well. Season 1 introduced us to Joe Goldberg. Handsome and charming, he manages a New York bookshop. He meets Guinevere Beck (played by Elizabeth Lail) who dreams of being a writer, and is hit with Cupid's arrow, falling head over heels for her. But instead of plucking up the courage to ask her out, wining and dining her the old fashioned way, Joe uses technology and social media to help him pretend to be her perfect man and stalk her. When people stand in his way, he kills them. The cast also included Luca Padovan, Zach Cherry, and Shay Mitchell.

Alas, poor Guinevere worked out what was going on, so Joe murdered her too. But there was a cliffhanger: Candace, a previous victim of Joe's, showed up alive.

What can we expect from season 2?

The next series is based on Hidden Bodies, another book by Kepnes. Joe, seeking a new start, leaves New York and heads to LA. There, he meets Love Quinn, an aspiring chef. Oh, and Candace is set to make additional appearances.

Things probably won't end well...

You, Season 2, streams on Netflix from 26 December

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