Ready for a brand new season of You already? Even though Netflix basically JUST dropped season 2? Wow, you're an absolute bingeing savage. Okay, kidding. I also ripped through the entire series in a single sitting, and have no idea how anyone has the will power to space out episodes when they all end on a cliffhanger. Of course, the finale gave us perhaps the biggest cliffhanger of all, and everyone's dying to find out what will happen next. Here's what you need to know about the future of You.
Season 3 has been confirmed.
Yes, the season 2 finale was effing brutal, but at least there is HOPE!
See you soon, neighbor. YOU S3 is coming. pic.twitter.com/rCJx7K9v0P— YOU (@YouNetflix) January 14, 2020
In fact, Netflix is already working on it.
As confirmed by this new year, new You pun.
New Year, New (season of) You (is officially in the works!) pic.twitter.com/yZPWQzXXjA— Netflix US (@netflix) January 14, 2020
...and the showrunner has some wild ideas.
In an interview with Cosmopolitan UK, executive producer Sera Gamble shared that she already has plans in mind for Joe’s adventures (if you wanna call them that) in a potential Season 3….Although she didn’t give away any secrets.
“I will say that we have an idea for season three that is SO exciting that people talk about it in the [writers’] room every day,” said Gamble. “So my fingers are crossed....I'll just say, I hope we get the chance to keep making the show.”
Same. Tell everyone you know to watch—Netflix can’t possibly say no to huge streaming numbers!
The show just got a huge incentive to continue.
According to Deadline, earlier this month, You was awarded a California tax credit of $7.213 million for the production of a third season. Of course that’s not a guarantee that it’ll happen, but it’s certainly a good reason to renew—or seven million reasons, give or take.
A third book is on the way.
For fans who may not have known, You is based on a series of books by author Caroline Kepnes, with the first season based on the first book and the second season based on the sequel, Hidden Bodies—with a few details changed, of course. And as Entertainment Weekly reported back in May, a third and a fourth book are coming, which gives the powers that be behind You plenty of material to work with.
Although a release date for the third book hasn’t been set, it’s expected to be about Joe’s “move to the Pacific Northwest with a plan to become a family man in his own unique way.”
Uh, yeah. That’s going to be interesting.
There could be a long wait.
Of course, You’s journey from Season 1 to Season 2 isn’t a typical one—after Lifetime (the show’s original network) quietly backed out of their second season renewal before the show was picked up by Netflix last December. It’s been more than a full year since Season 1 aired, so it would make sense if another year passes before we see more of Joe. Like, probably the very end of 2020, if not the beginning of 2021.
But the future for You definitely seems positive, so everyone should cross their fingers that it happens. And maybe start rethinking your social media privacy settings, just in case anyone out there is watching the show for creeper tips. Can’t hurt!
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