You season 3: Release date, cast, spoilers and news about the Netflix series

17 September 2020, 10:35

By Sam Prance

When will You season 3 be released on Netflix? Here's everything you need to know.

As soon as You season 2 dropped on Netflix, fans were already desperate to see what season 3 would hold for Penn Badgley's Joe Goldberg and his just-as-twisted girlfriend Love Quinn (Victoria Pedretti).

Season 1 followed his infatuation of literary student Beck (Elizabeth Lail) and season 2 sees him fall dangerously love with aspiring chef Love. The second season ends by teasing a brand new mystery that Joe will no doubt be consumed by in season 3.

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You season 3 was confirmed by Netflix back in January 2020, and is scheduled to air in 2021. Production started on the third season in February but had to be suspended due to the pandemic. According to the latest reports, it sounds like filming is set to begin in October/November 2020.

Here's everything you need to know including the release date, cast, trailers, spoilers and news about You season 3.

When does You season 3 come out on Netflix? Has it been confirmed?

You season 3: Release date, cast, spoilers and news about the Netflix series
You season 3: Release date, cast, spoilers and news about the Netflix series. Picture: Netflix

You season 3 release date: When will You season 3 be released on Netflix?

You season 3 has officially been renewed at Netflix.

In July 2020, You executive producer Sera Gamble revealed that You season 3 will come out in 2021. In an Ask Me Anything on Netflix Bangers, Sera said: "We just opened the writers’ room for season 3 of You. We’re aiming for early 2021 but these things are always a little hard to pin down till we’re close to ready. I will say: the new season is already BONKERS."

Due to the pandemic, there may be a bit of delay in season 3's release date. While production started in February, filming is set to begin in October/November 2020, according to LADbible. Expect to see the third season later in 2021.

However, fans will likely be able to find out what happens in season 3 before it comes out. Caroline Kepnes, who writes the books that the series is based on, has tweeted that she's finished the third book and it's coming very soon.

She tweeted: "Hello! You3 is done and I know I keep saying “soonish” but it’s truly so done that I saw possible covers last week. Your patience in a pandemic means the world to me. Thank you for waiting! Soonish he’s yours."

How many episodes will be in You season 3?

There will be another 10 episodes in the third season.

You season 3 cast: Which actors will return?

Penn Badgley and Victoria Pedretti are confirmed to reprise their roles in season 3. Seeing as they've moved to the suburbs of LA, many of the You season 2 cast that are still alive could still return to the series in season 3 as well.

Love's mum (Saffron Burrows) and Love's dad (Michael Reilly Burke) will likely be back. We'll also probably see Love's friends Gabe (Charlie Barnett), Sunrise (Melanie Field) and Lucy (Marielle Scott) return. Given the move though, it's pretty unlikely that we'll be seeing Joe's Anavrin manager Calvin (Adwin Brown) but we wouldn't rule it out.

Then there are other characters who are still alive and could come back to haunt Joe. Ellie (Jenna Ortega) is living in Florida and Will (Robin Lord Taylor) could return for revenge. We'll also find out if the neighbour Joe begins obsessing over at the end of season 2 is a new actress or someone we've already met.

Seeing as Forty (James Scully) and Delilah (Carmela Zumbado) are both dead now, we doubt that we'll be seeing either of them in season 3 unless it's via flashbacks or Joe and/or Love hallucinating.

Expect to see many more new faces too.


What will happen in You season 3?

We don't know any concrete details just yet but the final shot of Joe being captivated by his new neighbour suggests that You season 3 will focus on him obsessing over a new victim while attempting to fit into life in the suburbs with Love. He'll also be raising a daughter with Love as she is heavily pregnant with a girl at the end of the series. Yikes.

There are already fan theories about season 3, including one that the woman in the final shot could be Joe's mother. We don't see her face and it's still unexplained exactly where Joe's mum ended up. Penn Badgley has since shut down the theory, saying "She's definitely not his mum. I can say that."

Meanwhile, if Love is as unpredictable as she was in season 2, we'll probably see her murder and/or stalk more people in season 3.

Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter about season 3 show runner Sera Gamble said: "When we originally sold the show, we very broadly described it as each season would be a new love obsession and a new world. Season one is Beck in New York, and season two is Love in L.A., and so we are evoking where we would like to go, which is to a much more suburban, insular world where Joe would be a complete fish out of water. And now Love occupies a very different place because she is the mother of his child but also not the woman he thought she was."

She then added: "I think to me, the most important thing about that last scene is just it is confirmation that Joe is still Joe in a way that's not going to be great for Joe. That he has not learned that he cannot just keep looking for the next person to attach his hopes and dreams to that way. It seems clear that he's falling into some version of that same pattern. I can't say that we know exactly what a season three would be, but I can say things won't go well for Joe."

Sera also hinted that Ellie could be pivotal in thwarting Joe. She explained: "Ellie is still in Joe's life. He's sending her money. She hates him, but he is sending her money. So that door remains open for us. And as you saw in season two, I mean Beck was dead and she came back. One of my favourite things to do is bring back a dead person to haunt you. So the door is wide open for everybody's favourite characters."

Is there a You season 3 trailer yet?

Currently, there isn't a trailer for the third season of You but we shall update you as soon as there is.