When You, based on the Caroline Kepnes novel of the same name, premiered on Lifetime back in 2018, the drama about romantic obsession turned sinister, barely made an impression before the network unceremoniously canceled it. But then it got dropped on Netflix, where it became an overnight sensation. Now Penn Badgley returns as Joe Goldberg in season 2 of You, with a new identity and a new hunting ground — and presumably new victims to add to his body count. Watch the You season 2 trailer below.
You Season 2 Trailer
In the season 2 trailer for You, Joe enters a coffee shop and remarks in that familiar sardonic tone about the hypocrisy of all the people there: a blonde taking selfies, a woman writing a screenplay, a surfer dude eating a muffin.
Joe Goldberg can change his name and his city, but from the looks of the You season 2 trailer, he’s having some trouble changing his ways. Not that he’s making an effort: the psychopath masquerading as a romantic left a trail of bodies in his wake after the events of season 1, which had him stalking writer Candace Stone (Ambyr Childers) and killing anyone who got in his way. Fleeing New York City, Joe has change his identity to Will Bettelheim, a newcomer to LA who “has sworn off love. But love, like murder, has a way of tracking you down,” the Netflix synopsis for season 2 describes.
This time, Joe’s new obsession is a chef named Love played by The Haunting of Hill House alum Victoria Pedretti. But his past may come back to haunt him in the form of Candace, who has discovered his true nature and is on his tail.
You season 2 premieres on Netflix on December 26, 2019.
What would you do for love? For a brilliant male bookstore manager who crosses paths with an aspiring female writer, this question is put to the test. A charming yet awkward crush becomes something even more sinister when the writer becomes the manager’s obsession. Using social media and the internet, he uses every tool at his disposal to become close to her, even going so far as to remove any obstacle –including people — that stands in his way of getting to her.
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