You Season 2 on Netflix – release date, time and cast

NETFLIX original You starring Penn Badgely was a huge hit, and fans have been patiently waiting for the second series to drop on Boxing Day.

Here’s what to expect from the second series of the creepy yet highly addictive show…

 Penn Badgley returns as Joe for series 2 of You on Netflix, but this time, he's called Will


Penn Badgley returns as Joe for series 2 of You on Netflix, but this time, he’s called WillCredit: Netflix/Youtube

When is the You season 2 release date on Netflix?

The second series of You will be available to watch on December 26 – perfect for a Crimbo limbo binge.

It will be available to watch on Netflix for UK fans.

And just like season one, there are a whole ten episodes to enjoy in the new series.

The new series will hit our screens in the UK at 8am, with all episodes dropped at once.

 Penn Badgley and Elizabeth Lail in Netflix's You


Penn Badgley and Elizabeth Lail in Netflix’s YouCredit: Netflix/Youtube

Who’s in the cast of You season 2 on Netflix?

Penn will of course reprise his role as bookstore manager Joe Goldberg.

In the first series, he had a chilling obsession with Guinevere Beck, played by Elizabeth Lail.

He stalks her and makes him fall in love with him which leads to the series’ tragic finale.

In the second series, Joe heads to Los Angeles to start afresh, now introducing himself to potential victims as Will.

 Victoria Pedretti is set to play the female lead - Love Quinn


Victoria Pedretti is set to play the female lead – Love QuinnCredit: Rex Features

Joining Penn will be The Haunting of Hill House actress Victoria Pedretti who is set to play the female lead and Joe’s love interest, Love Quinn.

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Victoria will play Love Quinn an aspiring chef in Los Angeles.

Netflix’s co-showrunner Sera Gamble has  described the character as :

“A Los Angeles native. She has really absorbed the best of the city and she’s really artistic with the way that she lives her life.”

She has also revealed that:

“Love is a person he could only have met after what happened between him and Beck.

“And by the way, Joe is not out there looking for love.

“He’s truly heartbroken by what has happened, and so what Love offers is a different kind of friendship and a different kind of relationship.”

 Amber Chylders plays Joe's ex Candace - who we'll be learning more about in this series


Amber Chylders plays Joe’s ex Candace – who we’ll be learning more about in this series

Ambyr Childers will be returning as Candace Stone – Joe’s mysterious former girlfriend.

She made her first appearance in the final episode of Season One and is now set to play a more central role in the second series.

Though she will be a series regular, we’re not clear where the story line will be taking her character.

 Jenna Ortega stars in You as teenager Ellie


Jenna Ortega stars in You as teenager Ellie

Jenna will take on the main role of Ellie in the upcoming second series.

The 16-year-old’s character is a teenager who grew up fast in Los Angeles.

Other details about her storyline are not yet known.

  • Robin Lord Taylor

     Robin Taylor stars in You season 2


    Robin Taylor stars in You season 2

The Gotham star has been cast to play Joe’s arch nemesis.

Deadline has revealed that the character “deals with unsavoury sorts as part of his job, but is himself a thoughtful, personable, and highly intelligent guy who marches to the beat of his own drum”.

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Crossing paths with Joe might not end well for Will as according to hints, he will find himself trapped in a bad situation shortly after meeting the obsessive book store manager.

  • James Scully

     James Scully plays Love's brother, Forty


    James Scully plays Love’s brother, Forty

James will be taking on the main role of Forty Quinn.

Forty is the beloved but troubled brother of Love.

Other details about his storyline are not yet known.

  • John Stamos

     John Stamos plays Joe's therapist


    John Stamos plays Joe’s therapist

It is yet to be confirmed whether John will return to his role as Dr.Nicky, Beck’s therapist.

In the finale of series 1 he was seen being lead away in a car by police after Beck implicated him in her book.

What will happen in You season 2?

You is based on the novel of the same name by Caroline Kepnes so it’s possible that the second series will follow the sequel called Hidden Bodies.

Co-creator Sera Gamble told Vanity Fair: “But there’s a lot of great material in the second book that we’re gonna do, starting with being in Los Angeles,”

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She added: “It so happened [with Season 1] that a lot of stuff remained intact, but the guiding principle has always been to kind of bring to life the spirit of the story and not to obsess too much over plot details. . . Caroline has always been on board with that, and I think that’s going to continue to be the path in Season 2.”

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