Joe and Love on YOU Season 3
Joe And Love Are The Scariest Parents Ever In The You Season 3 Trailer

Like, I'm seriously concerned for their newborn.

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From a surprise pregnancy to a new 'burbs address, the You Season 2 finale left viewers with a lot of questions. While at first it seemed like Joe (Penn Badgley) might have changed his murderous ways, the last few moments of Season 2 made it clear he hadn't fully reformed. Thankfully, it won’t be long before fans get to see what kind of twists and turns are ahead, because You Season 3 will release on Netflix on October 15. Until then, get a look at the trailer, cast, theories, and photos from the next chapter in this dark tale.

Season 2 left off with Joe Goldberg and Love Quinn (Victoria Pedretti) getting settled into a new life in the suburbs. After learning Love was just as depraved as he was, Joe had every intention of leaving her. Once he found out she was pregnant, however, he decided to stay. Although one may assume a baby would help Joe straighten out, from the looks of the Season 3 trailer, he’s still not ready to part ways with his deranged behavior. Joe continues to stalk and murder people, even in the suburbs with a new baby on board. Shocker. Love doesn’t seem to be adjusting any better, either.

While there are plenty of mysteries still lingering — like the wellbeing of Joe and Love’s child — viewers won’t have too wait too long for answers as Netflix will release Season 3 on October 15.

Here's everything we know about You Season 3 so far:


You Season 3 Premiere Date

At the start of 2020, Netflix announced via Twitter that the series was renewed and would be returning for a third season. At the time, the release date was projected for sometime in 2021. However, due to production delays, that timeline was pushed back a bit, but thankfully not into 2022.

On Monday, Aug. 30, Netflix finally announced the season will premiere on Oct. 15, 2021. The date announcement teaser also revealed the name of Joe and Love’s baby, as Joe’s narration is directed at his new son, Henry.

You Season 3 Cast

In addition to Badgley and Pedretti returning as the leading murderous couple, a few new faces are coming to the show in Season 3. Casting announcements revealed Shalita Grant (NCIS: New Orleans) and Travis Van Winkle (The Last Ship) would be joining the series. Grant will play Love's new "mom-fluencer" frenemy named Sherry, and Van Winkle will play Cary, Joe's wealthy new buddy.

On Oct. 21, 2020, Deadline described another new, potentially twisted character, Matthew, played by Scott Speedman. Matthew is "a successful CEO, husband, and uncommunicative father. He's reserved, at times mysterious, and has a tendency to be withdrawn, all of which masks a deep well of emotion underneath."

Another info dump on Nov. 18 revealed a slew of new cast members, as well as the characters they will be playing. Most notable is Michaela McManus (The Vampire Diaries, One Tree Hill), who will play Joe and Love's new neighbor, Natalie. According to TVLine, Natalie is "professionally and socially successful," but there's more to her than meets the eye — and Joe knows it. Variety also reported Natalie is married to a powerful man but leads a secret life, one that Joe is keen on uncovering. Basically, both character descriptions hint Natalie is going to be the next object of Joe's obsession. And the Season 3 trailer essentially confirmed this, as it depicted Joe and Natalie meeting and him stalking her later on.


Along with McManus, here are the other cast members and corresponding characters announced for You Season 3, per Variety:

  • Saffron Burrows, who played Love and Forty's mom, Dottie, in Season 2 is back in the role.
  • Dylan Arnold will play college student Theo.
  • Tati Gabrielle, who you probs know as Prudence in Netflix's Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, is Marienne, a no-nonsense librarian.
  • Ben Mehl will play Dante, another librarian.
  • Shannon Chan-Kent is Kiki, one of Sherry's friends.
  • Christopher Sean is Brandon, Kiki's husband.
  • Christopher O’Shea recurs as Andrew, another member of Sherry's neighborhood clique.
  • Bryan Safi recurs as Jackson, Andrew's hubby.
  • Mackenzie Astin is a geology professor named Gil — perhaps a teacher at Theo's college?
  • Ayelet Zurer will play couples therapist Dr. Chandra, and I already can't wait to see her attempt to get to the bottom of Love and Joe's issues.
  • Jack Fisher will play a Young Joe, which means fans are getting more flashback scenes.
  • Mauricio Lara will be Paulie, a friend of Young Joe's.

On Jan. 26, 2021, yet another new character was revealed, and the actor playing him will be a familiar face to many. Scott Michael Foster (of Greek and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend fame) is joining the cast as a character named Ryan. According to Deadline, Ryan is a local TV reporter and an affable single father... but with a dark side. The outlet reports Ryan can be controlling and calculating — which, TBH, sounds a lot like our old pal, Joe. Perhaps these two will have to face off to see who's the most twisted.

You Season 3 Trailer

The Season 3 trailer kicks off with the birth of Joe and Love’s adorable baby boy. Speaking to his child, Joe reveals he’s moved to the “soulless suburbs,” and married “the monster,” aka Love, all for the sake of his newborn. He mows the lawn and waves to neighbors, while Love meets new girlfriends, seemingly proving that the two may have adjusted to suburban life. Joe reassures his wife, “We’re just the normal neighbors next door.”

But, as the trailer goes on, it doesn’t take long before the new father is back to his twisted ways as Joe begins to fixate on his pretty new neighbor. This is the first time viewers get a look at Natalie, played by Michaela McManus, and Joe together. But it’s not just Joe whose gone rogue. Love is clearly having some major issues adjusting to motherhood, too.

The trailer teases more stalking, murdering, and arguing. And, the infamous glass box is back, too. Somehow, during all of this violence and chaos, they’re supposed to be raising a baby? The final scene ominously shows Joe and Love digging a ditch, with their son sitting in his car seat right next to them.

Let’s hope this baby is okay.

You Season 3 Photos


If you didn’t know any better, you’d probably think this photo of Joe and Love doting on their newborn son Henry was a glimpse into the life of a perfect family.


Joe’s infamous stalker cap is back, and this time he has a new accessory as well: his son Henry.


Joe and Love may have a new baby, but their first love will always be the glass box they use to contain anyone who finds out too much about them. Looks like the torture cube moved to the suburbs with the duo.


Tati Gabrielle will play the librarian Marienne in Season 3. We all know how much Joe loves a lady who shares his affinity for books...


It looks like Love will channel her affinity for baking into working at a bakery in her new community. Hopefully her sweet treats are good enough to impress Sherry (Shalita Grant), the social media-famous momfluencer who basically runs the neighborhood.


One of the most mysterious new characters is Matthew, played by Scott Speedman. The affluent CEO is described as being withdrawn from the public, and this first look at him is certainly suspicious.

You Season 3 Theories

As fans had a long wait ahead of this season, there have been plenty of You Season 3 theories circling the internet. Some viewers think the next season will shift focus to Love, making her the main character instead of Joe. Others think Ellie (Jenna Ortega) will expose Joe for who he is, or that Forty's (James Nicholas Scully) movie script will be the nail in his coffin.


The most popular theory, however, is that Love will turn into Joe's enemy. Badgley told TVLine: “He’s afraid of her at the end. Basically, it’s set up for Season 3 in a way where they would be each other’s arch nemesis.”

However Season 3 shapes up, with new faces joining the cast and the couple's strange suburban life, there's plenty to look forward to in what's sure to be another depraved season of You.

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