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​You Season Two Will Focus More On Joe's Early Life

​You Season Two Will Focus More On Joe's Early Life

While we still don't have the release date for the second season of Netflix's psychological thriller series You, we are starting to find out a little more about what the plot might entail - with co-creator Sera Gamble announcing we'll be getting more insight into central character Joe's early life.

Based on a novel by Caroline Kepnes, the first series was added to Netflix towards the end of last year. It follows bookstore manager Joe Goldberg (Penn Badgley) as he becomes wildly, worryingly obsessed with a woman called Guinevere (Elizabeth Lail).

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The second season will be loosely based on the novel's sequel, Hidden Bodies, and will see Joe move from New York to LA - through no choice of his own, Gamble revealed in an interview with Cosmopolitan, though apparently that all 'becomes clear' in the first episode.

Penn Badgley stars as Joe in You. Credit: Netflix
Penn Badgley stars as Joe in You. Credit: Netflix

Gamble continued: "We'll be going into Joe's early life in season two, and naturally we want to know more and move around in his entire life.

"I will say that the whole time we're in the writers' room talking about what that story could be, or what flashbacks or glimpses into his life we might catch, this has been a guiding principle for us; he had a pretty terrible childhood and that does contribute to who he is as an adult.

"But we also wanted to make it clear that a lot of us had shitty childhoods and most of us don't do what Joe Goldberg does - we're trying to walk that line."

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The first season of the creepy thriller was a hit with audiences. Credit: Netflix
The first season of the creepy thriller was a hit with audiences. Credit: Netflix

The producer also argued that Joe is 'not a bloodythirsty killer' as many might think - he just kills to get his own way and control those around him.

"He doesn't want to kill anyone ever again, but probably in season two he will end up killing someone," she said.

"He's absolutely heartbroken after Beck and he and also we're keenly aware that people are coming to the show after binging season 1 and have all fallen in love with Elisabeth Lail [Beck].

You writer Sera Gamble. Credit: PA
You writer Sera Gamble. Credit: PA

"I think it would be stupid to just slot someone else in. Season one, we're constructing a story that really takes that into account, and no one is going to shove anything down the audience's throats. Joe is really contending with what happened in season one."

Filming for season two started back in February, but like we said, there's still no word on a release date or any sign of a trailer. Fingers crossed we'll be getting some answers soon.

Featured Image Credit: Netflix

Topics: Entertainment, TV and Film, You, Netflix

Jess Hardiman

Jess is a journalist at LADbible who graduated from Manchester University with a degree in Film Studies, English Language and Linguistics - indecisiveness at its finest, right there. She also works for FOODbible and its sister page Seitanists, which are both a safe haven for her to channel a love for homemade pasta, fennel and everything else in between. You can contact Jess at [email protected]

 

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