"YOU" became so popular upon its premiere on Netflix in December 2018 that just hearing the name "Joe Goldberg" sends shivers down fans' spines...even while they simultaneously root for Joe and Love's romance. Season 2 of the show ended on a bit of a cliffhanger, with Love pregnant and the couple comfortably moved into suburbia -- but Joe's wandering (murderous) eye cannot be tamed.
The third season of "YOU" was given the green light last January, which we're obviously very excited about, especially since the creators are now kind of on their own as far as subject matter. The first season followed its source material, a novel by Caroline Kepnes of the same name, closely, and the second season borrowed from the book's sequel, "Hidden Bodies." But while Kepnes' third installment "You Love Me" isn't set to be published until April 6, storylines have already been hammered down for the show and filming started in November; based on reports, the book may have some influence on the season, but we're definitely still in for some surprises.
Besides the return of Penn Badgley and Victoria Pedretti, the third season will welcome Michaela McManus as Joe and Love's neighbor, Shalita Grant as a "mom-fluencer," Travis VanWinkle as a wealthy friend of Joe's and Tati Gabrielle as an attentive librarian. The show won't premiere until later this year, so we have plenty of time to read and then compare like the good bookworms we are.
While "Game of Thrones" notoriously did not do well once their novel sources ran out, we have faith in Netflix. And in Badgley and Pedretti, of course.
But what's exciting about "YOU" and Kepnes is that the author just recently shared on her Twitter that not only will a third book complement the show's third season, but a fourth installment is already in the works, as well.
And in more Kepnes news, another of her novels is set to become a series. "YOU" showrunner Sera Gamble and writer Neil Reynolds are teaming up again as executive producers, this time for a show to air on NBC's Peacock. Kepnes' 2018 novel "Providence" is in the spotlight this time, a sci-fi/thriller story that follows two best friends, one of whom is kidnapped and held captive for four years, emerging with newfound powers that endanger those he loves.
Kepnes couldn't keep this news away from her Twitter followers, either:
Sounds like we have a lot of reading to do.