I would just like to say welcome to all of you just coming to appreciate the creepy perfection of You. Personally, I've been calling for Justice for Peach since the series premiered on Lifetime this past September, but it's OK, you're here now. That's right, You wasn't a Netflix show originally, but the streaming service gave the series a much needed boost when it was added this month, and will be bringing you season 2.
For those of you not quite sure about the campy stalker drama turning rom-com tropes on their heads, Penn Badgley revives his role of Lonely Boy, falling in love with a pretty blonde and doing whatever it takes to make her his, including murder. Other writers may have written something like, "Badgley plays a role similar to Dan Humphrey...if he were a psychopath," but I'm inclined to believe that's where Gossip Girl was heading anyway.
Anyways, the real reason I'm so happy that the world is finally tuning into bookstore manager Joe's (see what I mean?) story, is because Penn Badlgey's twitter has become a goldmine.
At first he struggled a bit with the concept.
No, that's not a gif. But soon he got the hang of it.
There you go!
Yeah I really should consult with my agent about this huh https://t.co/cmrr7wJo9f- Penn Badgley (@PennBadgley) January 9, 2019
Then, he realized, much to his chagrin, that a lot of you weirdos are actually crushing on that guy who masturbated in the bushes while staring into a stranger's apartment.
I know, he was confused too.
I’m gonna amp this poll so we can just... see https://t.co/QMOvdB6Imo- Penn Badgley (@PennBadgley) January 10, 2019
Don't worry, it's something he's planning on working on for season 2, because this nonsense has to end.
Ditto. It will be all the motivation I need for season 2. https://t.co/fy2hojauDG- Penn Badgley (@PennBadgley) January 9, 2019
Speaking of season 2, here's everything we know so far:
None yet! But it's "coming soon."
Any new faces?
It's official. Joe has a new girl in his life and she will be played by Netflix alum Victoria Pedretti of The Haunting of Hill House. According to Entertainment Weekly, Pedretti will play Love...a girl who couldn't be more different than Beck. Here's how she's described:
An aspiring chef working as a produce manager in a high-end grocery store. Love is uninterested in the world of social media, branding and self-promotion, focused instead on leading an interesting life. She is also tending to a deep grief, and when she meets Joe Goldberg, she senses a shared knowledge of profound, life-changing loss.
Showrunner Sera Gamble says Gamble says we're in for a major shakeup in season two with this new leading lady. “Season 1 was a particular kind of story that we could tell about the relationship between Joe and Beck and the moment that we did what we did in the finale, that’s not repeatable,” Gamble says. “I will say 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.”
Who's coming back?
Obviously, with the way the first season ended, Joe will continue to take center stage, and will be dealing with the mysterious Candace (Ambyr Childers). No official word yet on if a bearded John Stamos will reprise his role of Dr. Nicky, but co-creator Sera Gamble told Vanity Fair that they are"excited to keep telling that story."
There's also a chance Guinevere Beck (Elizabeth Lail) and Peach Salinger (Shay Mitchell) could return...at least as visions haunting our boy Joe.
Paco's mom Claudia (Victoria Cartagena) is reportedly returning, along with Ethan (Zach Cherry), Lynn (Nicole King), and Annika (Kathryn Gallagher).
Will 'You' remain in NYC?
Not completely! "Joe Goldberg comes to L.A. and he is a die-hard New Yorker, so I can't say that he comes to L.A and he instantly falls in love with the place," Gamble told The Hollywood Reporter.
For those of you who read the series that You is based on, you will know that this is exactly what goes down in Hidden Bodies. Gamble told Entertainment Weekly that his new love interest may be a driving force in his changing opinion. “To me, Love embodies the best of Los Angeles. Joe is not moving to LA because he f–king loves the West Coast. He’s a New Yorker and he has bought the party line on how terrible L.A. is and when he gets here, very little dissuades him from his initial opinion, "Gamble says.
"This show is an opportunity to illuminate an L.A. that maybe a lot of people haven’t seen that goes beyond the Hollywood sign and Love is part of that. She’s 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.”
Why is Joe like this?!
We might find out more about Joe in season 2. "Joe was already a teenager by the time he even met Mr. Mooney," Gamble said in her interview. "There's a lot more to explore about Joe from earlier in his life. Those are the things we're starting to get into for season two."
What about ALL those loose ends?
Don't worry, Joe's not out of the woods just yet. "He is very worried about the fact that Peach Salinger's family has hired people to investigate her alleged suicide, and there is evidence potentially still at her house from season one," Gamble said. "If you look at every act of violence that he does in season one, that is potentially something that could come back and bite him."
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