You creator says show could run for "several more seasons"

6 January 2020, 16:02

By Katie Louise Smith

"I will say that we have a lot of stories still to tell."

You season 2 has only been with us for a mere two weeks and we're already talking about what's ahead for Penn Badgley's Joe Goldberg and his girlfriend Love Quinn, played by Victoria Pedretti, on the next season of the Netflix show.

Details about the not-yet-confirmed but probably-will-be-confirmed-soon You season 3 have been trickling in ever so slowly. Penn has already dropped a big ol' hint about the third season before catching himself and now, show runner Sera Gamble has been chatting about what's ahead.

READ MORE: You season 2 had a completely different ending for Joe in the book

In fact, in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Gamble has hinted at just how long the show will go on for... and it sounds like we might be in for many many more years of Joe Goldberg's bullshit.

You creator Sera Gamble says the show could run for "several more seasons"
You creator Sera Gamble says the show could run for "several more seasons". Picture: Netflix

Speaking about season 3, Gamble confirmed that there's strong potential for more seasons beyond that.

"I never like to jinx things by being too specific one way or the other," she said. "I will say that we have a lot of stories still to tell. I am not scared at all of saying that we definitely could follow Joe for several more seasons."


She continued: "That being said, it's a tough TV landscape right now. There's about 10 billion TV shows and orders are shorter and there's more competition, so we never really save anything for later seasons. Our rule of thumb is always just if we have a great idea we're going to give it to you right now. Because we believe in the world that Caroline [Kepnes, author of the original book series on which the show is based] gave us and we believe in these characters, we just know they'll keep finding really fucked up shit to get into."


While Gamble's reservations about the tough TV landscape are fair, it's unlikely that Netflix will give up on You any time soon.

According to the streaming service's statistics (they've never revealed any specific viewership figures), You is one of the most successful TV shows currently on the platform. In January 2019, it was revealed that 40 million people were on track to have watched the show within its first month of release.

So, what would You look like in season 3 and beyond? Gamble explained that the show was originally pitched with Joe finding "a new love obsession and a new world" each season. But with the show deviating from the ending of Caroline Kepner's sequel Hidden Bodies and throwing a few fresh twists of its own, what happens next is anyone's guess.

More murder, though. Definitely more murder.