*Warning: Spoilers ahead*
We have a love-hate relationship with Netflix’s You. While we applaud Penn Badgley for basically reincarnating a loony version of Dan Humphrey from Gossip Girl, the season one finale left us wanting more Joe Goldberg. (And that’s saying a lot.)
Well, the good news is the first trailer for You season two has finally arrived, and it’s even creepier than expected. Here’s everything you need to know about the upcoming episodes, which are thankfully right around the corner (set your calendar for December 26).
1. Is there a trailer?
Netflix just dropped the first official trailer, which features Joe moving to a new city and changing his name. That’s right, folks. Meet “Will.”
“See that’s the thing about L.A., everyone is pretending to be somebody they’re not,” he says in the clip.
2. What about photos?
The streaming service recently teased a glimpse of the season two cast. On the left is Joe’s—er—Will’s new co-worker and love interest, who is conveniently named Love (Victoria Pedretti).
Her friends include Sunrise (Melanie Field), Lucy (Marielle Scott) and Gabe (Charlie Barnett), who have no idea what they’re signing up for.
3. Where will it take place?
Season two is set to take place in Los Angeles, which will be a culture shock for Joe, according to showrunner Sera Gamble.
“Joe Goldberg comes to L.A., and 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,” she told The Hollywood Reporter. “At least at first glance, this is not Joe’s kind of town, which is delightful.”
4. Who's starring in it?
While we do know that Badgley (Joe) is set to reprise his role, not much is known about the beloved guest stars from season one, including Dr. Nicky (John Stamos).
In addition to Pedretti and co., new cast members include Adwin Brown, Carmela Zumbado, Robin Lord Taylor, James Scully and comedian Chris D’Elia.
5. Will it address unanswered questions?
Gamble also revealed that Joe’s unfinished business—like Peach’s (Shay Mitchell) murder— could “come back to him at any time.” Gulp.
6. What’s the Plot?
Season two is based on Caroline Kepnes’s second novel, Hidden Bodies, which follows Joe as he moves to Los Angeles and meets his new obsession, a woman named Love.
Gamble said the new episodes will further explore Joe’s past, adding, “There’s a lot more to explore about Joe from earlier in his life. Those are the things we’re starting to get into for season two. Moving the show to Los Angeles brought out a whole different side of Joe Goldberg.”
7. How will it compare to season one?
In a recent interview with Us Weekly, Gamble revealed that the new installment will be “darker than season one.”
“I would say that season two of You, kind of, doubles down on some of the stuff that you might come to expect,” she said.
8. When will it premiere?
Netflix announced the sophomore season of the hit series will premiere on December 26, 2019.
Consider it your holiday gift.