You season 3: All you need to know about the return of Netflix’s psychological thriller

The Netflix thriller starring Penn Badgley as unhinged killed Joe Goldberg has had viewers hooked for the last two seasons – so what will happen in the third instalment?

By Becky Gamester-Newton Published: 28 September 2021 - 2.19pm
Netflix Penn Badgley plays Joe Goldberg in You season 3

You is the perfect Netflix boxset binge. It stars Gossip Girl’s Penn Badgley as Joe Goldberg, an unhinged killer whose obsessions with his love interests get way out of hand.

Packed with shocking cliffhangers, gory twists and generally unnerving scenes, fans are desperate to know whether Joe will be back for another run – and they’re in for some good news…

Will there be a You season 3?

Penn Badgley as Joe Goldberg in You season 3 Netflix

In January 2020, Netflix announced that You had been commissioned for a third season – and, as with the first two seasons, that there would be 10 episodes available on the streaming platform.

Production began in February 2020 and the writing team continued to meet via Zoom during the coronavirus pandemic. The show was back in production in November 2020.

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When is You season 3 released?

The release date has been confirmed as October 15, 2021.

Is there a You season 3 trailer?

Yes! Watch the full trailer below:

What is You season 3 about?

Penn Badgley and Victoria Pedretti in You season 3 Netflix

*Warning: Spoiler Alert!*

At the end of season 2, we saw Joe happily settled with his pregnant girlfriend Love (Victoria Pedretti) – who was revealed to also be a killer after murdering Joe’s ex Candance and his neighbour Delilah.

However, the final moment of the season showed Joe spying on his female neighbour through the fence - narrating: “I will figure out a way, a way to get to you. See you soon, neighbour” - and surely signalling a new obsession.

In season 3, it's been confirmed that Joe and Love are now married with a baby and have moved to Madre Linda in northern California. Joe seems to be committed to being a father but is concerned by Love's lethal impulsiveness, and is indeed intrigued by the woman next door...

Who is in the You season 3 cast?

Jenna Ortega plays Ellie in You season 3 Netflix

It has been confirmed that Penn and Victoria return as Joe and Love in season three.

There will also be three additions to the show – Travis Van Winkle as a self-proclaimed and mysterious-sounding ‘master of self-optimisation’, Shalita Grant as a local mother and social media influencer, and Scott Speedman as a high-flying businessman and reserved husband.

While Netflix hasn't confirmed a full cast list, potential returners include Love’s friends Sunrise (Melanie Field), Lucy (Marielle Scott) and Gabe (Charlie Bennett). Teenager Ellie (Jenna Ortega) also survived and is even receiving money from Joe, so she would surely be a safe bet.

You season 3 is available from Friday, October 15, on Netflix.