'You' season 2 is on the way, and Penn Badgley has described some scenes as 'nauseating'
Last December Netflix released the series You, which would win the Emmy Award for Creepiness, if that was a thing. The show follows bookstore manager/serial killer Joe Goldberg as he grows obsessed with graduate student Guinevere Beck. According to critical consensus on Rotten Tomatoes, the show combined "thrilling drama with trashy fun to create an addictive social media horror story."
In the second season, Penn Badgely returns as Joe Goldberg, and the show relocates from New York City to Los Angeles. Victoria Pedretti, who you might remember as Nell in The Haunting Of Hill House, will play the new lead, Love Quinn. She's "an aspiring chef who doesn't care about social media" and is "tending to a deep grief," which helps her connect to Joe, according to See What's Next.
Watch the trailer for season 1 of You
The first season originally aired on Lifetime, but found a massive audience on Netflix, spurring the streaming giant to order a second season. Filming has already begun, and Penn Badgely told Entertainment Tonight that some scenes were so disturbing he felt sick. "There are some things I've done with prosthetic bodies in this [new] season that were kind of nauseating as I did them, I will say that," he told the outlet.
“I’m really excited for people to get to know Love," Badgely continued. "She adds a dimension that hasn’t existed yet. There's a side to Joe that we haven’t seen yet because her character, in some ways, is the polar opposite of Beck. "Joe was always trying to get Beck’s attention, sort of almost against her own instincts and will, whereas Joe is trying to be better. And Love won’t let him say ‘no’ to her, even though he’s trying desperately."
Sounds like the perfect romantic comedy for a first date! Netflix has not announced a release date for season two yet, nor explained why that strange man is staring at you right now, and seems to pop up everywhere you go.