Netflix’s YOU has been renewed for a second season and new details are coming to the surface. Not only does the show now have a permanent home with the streaming giant, but the entire cast is getting a reboot.
Fortunately for YOU, the series — based on the books by Caroline Kepnes — was picked up by Netflix after a lackluster reception on Lifetime.
While the first season stayed pretty close to the books, showrunner Sera Gamble threw viewers a major curveball in the last moments of the finale episode: main character/bookshop manager/serial killer/hopeless romantic Joe Goldberg (Penn Badgley) was stunned when his presumed dead ex, Candance (played by Ambyr Childers), walked into his bookstore.
In the story written by Kepnes, a different girl walks in, but this twist will serve as an important plot line in the upcoming season, which relocates the story to Los Angeles.
Candace will have a large role in season 2, along with Joe’s latest target, Love Quinn (Haunting of Hill House’s Victoria Pedretti). Other cast newcomers include James Scully, Marielle Scott, Charlie Barnett, Adwin Brown, Jenna Ortega, Carmela Zumbado, and Robin Lord Taylor. We can’t wait to see what Joe does (or who he kills) next!