The Netflix series essentially follows a man, Joe Goldberg (played by dreamboat Penn Badgley) who falls in love with a girl and uses his knowledge of social media to stalk her and simultaneously make her fall in love with him. He subsequently ends up doing some very illegal/terrible things and in general, he’s a massive bad egg.
However, that didn’t stop the real thirsty folk of the internet lusting over the serial killer, with people asking him to kidnap them and such, although sweet Penn wasn’t having any of it.
Still, a second season is on the way sometime in the near future, and in an interview with Entertainment Tonight, the 32-year-old actor said filming was much tougher than before, specifically because he had to do some pretty grim things.
He said: “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.”
Ahh man, they’re going to do what all sequels and follows up do and ramp up the gratuitous violence for the sake of it. Like in Deadpool 2 when they felt the need to squirt about as much blood over our screens as they possibly could.
Penn went on to say that viewers will also see the ‘hard reality’ of Joe’s decision to kill Beck in the first season.
He continued: “There’s a revisitation of that with Joe in the second episode of the second season, where you get to see a bit more of the hard reality of what he did to her. Whereas you’re sort of, for better or worse, mercifully saved from seeing that in the first season.
“That always haunts me, thinking of Beck. It’s like, ‘You really did that in the first season, and we’re still going, and people really like this guy?!’ That’s disturbing. In his mind, she’s not even dead.”
Netflix has already revealed that Haunting of Hill House star Victoria Pedretti has been cast as Love Quinn, the love interest/potential target of Joe in the upcoming second season.
Apparently, Quinn’s an aspiring chef working as the produce manager of a high-end grocery store, but unlike Guinevere, she has no interest in social media.
The streaming platform announced the news on Twitter, writing: “Haunting of Hill House breakout Victoria Pedretti landed the female lead in @YouNetflix Season 2.
You‘s second season will be based on the book Hidden Bodies, which sees Joe moves from New York to LA in an attempt to start a new life.
Executive producer on the show, Sera Gamble told EW what to expect:
“Part of the fun of continuing the story is that the loose ends from Joe’s past are still dangling and could come back to him at anytime.
“He is very worried about the fact that Peach Salinger’s [the cousin of Beck] family has hired people to investigate her alleged suicide, and there is evidence potentially still at her house from season one.
“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. And Dr. Nicky [Beck’s therapist] is in prison and he is ardently protesting his innocence.”
And get this: there’s a third season on the way too!
Co-creator and executive producer Sera Gamble told Cosmopolitan:
“Absolutely it could come back for season three.
“First of all, it’s up to the powers that be. We hope that a lot of people will watch the show and that it gets to continue.
“I will say that we have an idea for season three that is SO exciting that people talk about it in the [writer’s] room everyday. So my fingers are crossed… I’ll just say, I hope we get the chance to keep making the show.”
There’s no news yet on when we’ll be getting the second season but hopefully it won’t be too long.
On a separate note: can we please stop obsessing over blokes like this? It’s weird and wrong and falling for psychopaths is only going to cause you a whole load of heartache in the long run.
That you can be sure of.
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Charismatic, witty, charming, engaging - four things Joshua Rogers will never be. Thankfully, he’s a semi-competent writer, who, after graduating university with two mostly pointless degrees, joined The Hook two years ago. He subsequently honed his writing skills over the course of several sex-related articles, bringing a very public shame to his family's good name.