You Season 3 Finally Gets Release Date: See the Bloody Announcement

Are You ready for more Joe? Season three of the hit Netflix series is coming sooner than you think, with Penn Badgley and Victoria Pedretti reprising their roles.

By Jess Cohen Aug 30, 2021 1:26 PMTags
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Joe Goldberg is back—with a "mini-me."

That's right, in You season three—set for release on Oct. 15—Joe (Penn Badgley) and Love (Victoria Pedretti) are officially parents to a son. In a chilling new video, shared by Netflix on Aug. 30, Joe says a baby boy "is not what we expected." 

"And I would be lying if I said the thought of a mini-me was surely exciting and not without challenges," he continues as an image of a bloody cake appears on the screen. "Let's just say, I'm hoping you'll do as I say, not as I do. But for you, I can change, I'll be a man you look up to. A man you will be proud to call dad."

As for the baby's name? Joe decides on Henry, which is "classic but not basic."

"Choosing your name is the first of a lifetime of decisions I'll make to give you the best life possible," Joe promises his son. "To protect you, to shape who you will become. Who are you going to be, Henry?"

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Netflix also released a description for the hit show's chilling third season. "Joe and Love, now married and raising their baby, have moved to the balmy Northern California enclave of Madre Linda, where they're surrounded by privileged tech entrepreneurs, judgmental mommy bloggers and Insta-famous biohackers," a press release states. "Joe is committed to his new role as a husband and dad, but fears Love's lethal impulsiveness."

"And then there's his heart," the description continues. "Could the woman he's been searching for all this time live right next door? Breaking out of a cage in a basement is one thing. But the prison of a picture-perfect marriage to a woman who's wise to your tricks? Well, that'll prove a much more complicated escape."

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You season three will also star Saffron Burrows, Tati Gabrielle, Dylan Arnold, Shalita Grant, Travis Van Winkle, Scott Speedman, Michaela McManus, Shannon Chan-Kent, Ben Menhl, Chris O'Shea and Christopher Sean.

Take a look at the bloody teaser above. You season three drops on Netflix Oct. 15.

And keep scrolling for more details about You season three!

Suburban Joe

Before You was officially picked up for a third season, showrunner Sera Gamble told THR that they wanted to do each season in a different place—season one in New York, season two in LA and season three is headed to the suburbs. 

"We are evoking where we would like to go, which is to a much more suburban, insular world where Joe would be a complete fish out of water," she said. "And now Love occupies a very different place because she is the mother of his child but also not the woman he thought she was." 

Joe's about to be a suburban dad and to that we say...LOL. 

The Neighbor

In the last moments of season two, Joe became infatuated with the neighbor. Her face was never shown, but she's totally Joe's type: mysterious and into books. Gamble told THR that the scene was all to show that Joe hadn't really changed.

"I think to me, the most important thing about that last scene is just it is confirmation that Joe is still Joe in a way that's not going to be great for Joe," she said. "That he has not learned that he cannot just keep looking for the next person to attach his hopes and dreams to that way. It seems clear that he's falling into some version of that same pattern. I can't say that we know exactly what a season three would be, but I can say things won't go well for Joe." 

In a video for TV Guide in September, Gamble said there's "lots to come" with that neighbor. Penn Badgley also confirmed to Bustle that the neighbor is "definitely not his mom," in case you were subscribing to that theory.

Michaela McManus as Natalie (the Neighbor)

Natalie is Joe's next door neighbor and the subject of his growing fascination. Married to a powerful man, Natalie is a professional and social success. But she sees through the shallow, Stepford-esque vibe that surrounds her, and beneath her wry exterior, she leads a secret life—one that Joe is willing to work hard to learn more about.

Tati Gabrielle as Marienne

Marienne is a smart, no-nonsense librarian who doesn't let much get by her. She lives in Joe and Love's neighborhood and is a keen observer of the neighborhood's denizens, too savvy in the ways of the real world to be taken in by patrons' privilege and oblivious entitlement. Beneath her practical, buttoned-up exterior, Marienne is hiding personal struggles that continue to set her back, hard as she tries to create a better life for herself and her young child.

Dylan Arnold as Theo

Dylan Arnold plays Theo, a college student with a strained and complicated relationship with his stepfather. Theo is wise and perceptive, but vulnerable and troubled, with a propensity to get tangled up in his loved ones' problems and to drown his own in controlled substances and dangerous behavior.

Chris O'Shea and Bryan Safi as Andrew and Jackson

Chris O'Shea plays Andrew, an adoring member of Sherry's cliquish inner circle. A fit stay-at-home dad, Andrew is dependably tuned in to the latest town gossip.

Bryan Safi plays Jackson, Andrew's wry husband. They have an enviable, loving marriage. Despite Jackson's high-powered job as a tech attorney, he's managed to stay humble.

Shannon Chan-Kent and Christopher Sean as Kiki and Brandon

Shannon Chan-Kent plays Kiki, a devoted member of Sherry's cliquish "mean girl" friend group. Kiki is a wife, mother and life coach who enjoys a life of entitlement, frequenting mid-day fitness classes and enjoying lengthy gossip sessions at the local cafe.

Christopher Sean plays Kiki's husband Brandon, a stay-at-home dad who struck it rich in his mid '20s as a tech investor. 

Mackenzie Astin and Ayelet Zurer as Gil and Chandra

Mackenzie Astin plays Gil, a mild-mannered geology professor who is thoughtful, friendly and genuinely good-hearted if a bit vanilla and naive.

Ayelet Zurer plays Dr. Chandra, a chic, brusque, but extremely seasoned couple's therapist who has every intention of getting to the bottom of her patients' issues.

Ben Mehl as Dante

Ben Mehl plays Dante, a librarian who retains his wit and equanimity no matter what the day brings. A veteran whose eyesight was damaged, Dante is a dedicated family man with a husband and two stepchildren who longs to expand his family, and delights in helping his friends with their children.

Jack Fisher as Young Joe

Jack Fisher will play young Joe Goldberg in flashbacks to a Boy's Home where he is bullied mercilessly. Young Joe is sensitive and vulnerable to influence. 

Travis Van Winkle as Cary

Travis Van Winkle plays Cary, a wealthy, charismatic, and self-proclaimed "Master of Self-Optimization" who runs his own supplement company and invites Joe into his inner circle.

Shalita Grant as Sherry

Shalita Grant plays Sherry, a locally famous "Momfluencer" who is warm and down to earth, but that's just a put-upon act for her social media followers. The original "mean girl," she's threatened by Love and only pretends to welcome her into her wealthy and elitist social circle. But underneath her insecurity, there's a pragmatic, loyal person who could turn out to be a true friend.

Scott Speedman as Matthew

Scott Speedman will play Matthew, 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.

Scott Michael Foster as Ryan

Foster recurs Ryan, a local TV reporter and well-liked single dad who has overcome a history of addiction. Ryan has secrets, including a controlling, calculating demeanor that he reserves for those closest to him and anyone who gets in his way.

Who Is Still Alive?

Unless Love has completely abandoned all her friends in her new life with Joe, any of them could easily return. Sunrise (Melanie Field), Lucy (Marielle Scott) and Gabe (Charlie Barnett) all survived the carnage of season two. Ellie (Jenna Ortega) is also still alive. Gamble told THR that anyone is fair game.

"Part of the fun of Joe is that he is not very good at doing bad things," she said. "He doesn't plan them well. He doesn't execute them perfectly like a mastermind. And so there is always the worry that things from his past are going to catch up with him. What's great about that is it creates a landscape for the show where you do get to revisit your favorite characters moving forward. Ellie is still in Joe's life. He's sending her money. She hates him, but he is sending her money. So that door remains open for us. And as you saw in season two, I mean Beck was dead and she came back. One of my favorite things to do is bring back a dead person to haunt you. So the door is wide open for everybody's favorite characters." 

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