Netflix has finally announced that You season 3 has resumed filming. The trashy but compelling thriller, which Netflix acquired from US cable channel Lifetime where it languished in relative obscurity before becoming a massive streaming hit, was previously announced for a 2021 release date. It seems likely that Netflix will be able to keep to that, now.
The news was marked by an announcement featuring star Penn Badgley in a mask:
We recommend you stay at least 6 feet from Joe Goldberg at all times. YOU S3 is back in production. pic.twitter.com/d7AifniC99November 2, 2020
In You, Badgley plays Joe Goldberg, a bookstore worker who has an unfortunate habit of becoming obsessed with the women he becomes infatuated with. The show has emerged as a monster hit for Netflix, helped by a number of massive, much-discussed twists in the show, with 54 million people watching season 2 of the show. Victoria Pedretti, last seen in The Haunting of Bly Manor on Netflix, also stars.
Our best guess on You's season 3 release date? Spring 2021 or later. Not much is known about the third season, but actor Scott Speedman joined the cast in October 2020.
Scott Speedman has joined the cast of YOU Season 3!He’ll play Matthew, a successful CEO, husband, and uncommunicative father. He's reserved, mysterious, and has a tendency to be withdrawn ... all of which masks a deep well of emotion underneath pic.twitter.com/EYp7Xfg65uOctober 21, 2020
While Netflix has no problem cancelling its own originals, the service sometimes acquires shows from other networks and commissions further seasons. You is one example of that, but there have been others – Lucifer, for example, or Designated Survivor with Kiefer Sutherland.
You season 3 is one of several popular Netflix series that's gone back to filming after a pandemic-induced pause. The Witcher season 3 and Stranger Things season 4 have begun filming again, too, setting the streaming service up for a potentially huge 2021 for originals.
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