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You is an American psychological thriller television series based on the books by Caroline Kepnes, developed by Greg Berlanti and Sera Gamble, and produced by Berlanti Productions, Alloy Entertainment and A+E Studios in association with Warner Horizon Television, now Warner Bros. Television.

The first season, which is based on the novel You, premiered on Lifetime in September 2018, and follows Joe Goldberg, a bookstore manager and serial killer who falls in love and develops an extreme obsession. The season stars Penn Badgley, Elizabeth Lail, Luca Padovan, Zach Cherry, and Shay Mitchell. Lifetime announced in July 2018 that You had been renewed for a second season, based on Kepnes' follow-up novel Hidden Bodies. The series later moved to Netflix and the second season was released in December 2019. The season follows Joe as he moves to Los Angeles and falls in love with local heiress Love Quinn. For the second season, Ambyr Childers was upgraded to a series regular, joining newly cast Victoria Pedretti, James Scully, Jenna Ortega, and Carmela Zumbado.

In January 2020, the series was renewed for a third season by Netflix, which was released on October 15, 2021. In the third season, Saffron Burrows was upgraded to a series regular, joining newly cast Travis Van Winkle, Shalita Grant, Tati Gabrielle and Dylan Arnold.

On October 13, 2021, ahead of the third season premiere, the series was renewed for a fourth season with Penn Badgley returning as Joe Goldberg. Tati Gabrielle returned to the series with Charlotte Ritchie joining the cast opposite Badgley and Lukas Gage joining the cast as a series regular. On April 1, 2022, Tilly Keeper, Amy Leigh Hickman and Ed Speleers all joined the cast as series regulars opposite Badgley.


Premise

The first season follows the story of Joe Goldberg, a bookstore manager in New York, who upon meeting Guinevere Beck, an aspiring writer, becomes infatuated with her. He feeds his toxic obsession using social media and other technology to track her presence and remove obstacles to their romance.

In the second season, Joe Goldberg moves from New York to Los Angeles to escape his past and starts over with a new identity. When he meets avid chef Love Quinn, Joe begins falling into his old patterns of obsession and violence. As Joe attempts to forge a new love in the City of Angels, he strives to make his relationship with Love succeed at all costs to avoid the fate of his past romantic endeavors.

In the third season, Joe and Love are married and raising their newborn son, Henry, in the Californian suburb of Madre Linda. As their relationship dynamic takes a new turn, Joe continues to repeat the cycle of obsession with a burgeoning interest in Natalie, the next door neighbor. This time, Love will flip the script to ensure that her dream of having the perfect family will not be torn away so easily by Joe's compulsive actions.

Cast

Main Cast

  • Penn Badgley as Joe Goldberg, a bookstore manager at Mooney's who stalks and dates Beck in the first season. In the second season, he goes by the name Will Bettelheim and works as a bookstore clerk at Anavrin, and stalks and dates Love.
  • Charlotte Ritchie as Kate, a fearsomely intelligent art gallery director. Her partying boyfriend Malcolm will bring Joe into their lives.
  • Tati Gabrielle as Marienne Bellamy, a librarian and keen observer of the neighborhood's denizens. Beneath her practical exterior, Marienne is hiding personal struggles that set her back, as she tries to create a better life for herself and her daughter.
  • Lukas Gage as Adam, an ex-pat American, the youngest son of a wealthy East-Coast magnate.
  • Tilly Keeper as Lady Phoebe, who is as sweet and kind as she is rich, famous, and chaotic, Phoebe’s every bikini wax has been documented by the tabloids since she was 15 years old.
  • Amy Leigh Hickman as Nadia, a literature major with a love of genre storytelling and the aspiration to be a serious author.
  • Ed Speleers as Rhys, a dry and irreverent author whose memoir garnered him acclaim and pressure to launch a political career.

Former Cast

Episodes

Image Title Original Airdate No. in series No. in season
MV5BYzBjMTg1MWMtMjhkNi00ZDk3LTg4YWUtYmE3NjBlNTE0OTdjXkEyXkFqcGdeQXVyMTg4ODgxNjY@. V1 SY1000 SX1500 AL .jpg Pilot  September 9, 2018 01 1.01
A charming first encounter quickly turns into something more nefarious when bookstore manager Joe takes a very strong liking to grad student Beck.
MV5BMThiZmUyZTQtZTFiOS00ODVhLWFhMDQtMjU0ZGEzOTI1OTVkXkEyXkFqcGdeQXVyMjYwNDA2MDE@. V1 SY1000 CR0,0,1501,1000 AL .jpg The Last Nice Guy in New York September 16, 2018 02 1.02
Beck deals with unwanted advances from her advisor, and brings Joe to Peach's high society soiree; Joe tries to navigate matters with Benji.
MV5BODBkZDU2NjQtMmE1YS00MWY1LWE1YjYtNzUyYzYxZTVkZjZhXkEyXkFqcGdeQXVyMjYwNDA2MDE@. V1 SY1000 CR0,0,1499,1000 AL .jpg Maybe September 23, 2018 03 1.03
Beck isn't certain that Joe is The One, so he sets out to prove he's boyfriend material; balancing this important time in their blossoming relationship with the tricky manoeuvres he's been pulling behind the scenes proves challenging for Joe.
MV5BN2NkMDczZDktNDdkOS00NmI1LTljMGItMDhhMzM2M2IxMDgzXkEyXkFqcGdeQXVyNjIzMjgxMDY@. V1 .jpg The Captain September 30, 2018 04 1.04
After an awkward evening with Beck, Joe discovers he's not the only one

keeping secrets; Peach's antagonistic approach to Joe intensifies.

MV5BYmI1NzI0ODQtZmI4OC00ZjFmLWFiNGYtMGU2YzZiMjExMWRjXkEyXkFqcGdeQXVyNzczNTg4MzY@. V1 SY1000 CR0,0,1499,1000 AL .jpg Living with the Enemy October 7, 2018 05 1.05
A video from Annika's past comes back to haunt her; Joe and Peach's simmering tension boils over when Peach introduces Beck to a major literary agent.
MV5BNzZjMjQ0YmMtNzAyZC00NjhmLTljZDEtYjRiZDJiM2M0NWU4XkEyXkFqcGdeQXVyNjgyOTk5NDk@. V1 .jpg Amour Fou October 14, 2018 06 1.06
Beck heads to Connecticut with Peach, whose motives are not what they seem, as Joe's pursuit of her stirs up old memories and new injuries.
107.jpg Everythingship October 21, 2018 07 1.07
Joe provides a shoulder to lean on after Beck suffers a loss; unable to shake the worry and jealousy he still feels, Joe goes to creative lengths to explore his fears; Beck starts to suspect that she is being followed.
108.jpg You Got Me, Babe October 28, 2018 08 1.08
A chance encounter causes Joe and Beck to each decide which way they want their story to go.
109.jpg Candace November 4, 2018 09 1.09
Beck can't shake the feeling that there's more to the story of Joe's lost former love, Candace. Determined to find out the truth, it's Beck's turn to go to shocking lengths to dig up the truth on Joe. But she might have gone too far.
110.jpg Bluebeard's Castle November, 2018 10 1.10
Beck's deepest truths are revealed; Joe pushes the limits of what he'll do for love.
Image Title Original Airdate No. in series No. in season
201.jpg A Fresh Start December 26, 2019 11 2.01
To escape Candace and the ghosts of his past in New York City, Joe changes his name and moves to Los Angeles, vowing to start fresh and change his ways. But then he meets Love, his charming new coworker.
202.jpg Just The Tip December 26, 2019 12 2.02
Joe realizes Will Bettelheim isn't all he's cracked up to be. The fallout threatens to get in the way of his burgeoning connection with Love.
203.jpg What Are Friends For? December 26, 2019 13 2.03
Joe attempts to keep things platonic with Love and keep his nose out of Ellie's business. But his instincts soon get the better of him.
204.jpg The Good, The Bad & The Hendy December 26, 2019 14 2.04
As he tries to adapt to sharing Love with Forty, Joe is caught off guard by a group date -- while his protectiveness of Ellie quickly escalates.
205.jpg Have a Good Wellkend, Joe! December 26, 2019 15 2.05
Love brings Joe to a wellness weekend, where he gets a good look at her family's dynamic. But Forty's surprise guest has him feeling anything but zen.
206.jpg Farewell, My Bunny December 26, 2019 16 2.06
Joe performs surveillance on a potential problem, but suspects someone might be tailing him, too. Painful memories put Love on edge about the present.
207.jpg Ex-istential Crisis December 26, 2019 17 2.07
To soothe heartache, Joe turns to ancient remedies, modern technology and drinking with Delilah. But one small slip-up could have major consequences.
208.jpg Fear and Loathing in Beverly Hills December 26, 2019 18 2.08
Joe wants to get away, but Forty insists they finish their script. As pressure mounts, Forty's excessive coping devices make for a harrowing night.
209.jpg P.I. Joe December 26, 2019 19 2.09
As Love looks after an increasingly skittish Ellie, Joe tries to reconstruct the events of a trippy evening -- but finds the truth to be elusive.
210.jpg Love, Actually December 26, 2019 20 2.10
Joe has always been full of surprises, but Love has a few of her own. Is this the beginning of the end, or the end of deceiving?
Image Title Original Airdate No. in series No. in season
You Season 3 Episode 1.jpg And They Lived Happily Ever After October 15, 2021 21 3.01
Now married with a young baby, Love and Joe try to forge a normal life in the affluent suburb of Madre Linda. But old habits die hard.
You Season 3 Episode 2.jpg So I Married An Axe Murderer October 15, 2021 22 3.02
Joe and Love try couples therapy, but their issues may need more than counseling - and their friction isn't the only thing they need to make disappear.
You Season 3 Episode 3.jpg Missing White Woman Syndrome October 15, 2021 23 3.03
Love grows apprehensive as media scrutiny intensifies next door. An acute sickness in the family drudges up old memories - and worse - for Joe.
You Season 3 Episode 4.jpg Hands Across Madre Linda October 15, 2021 24 3.04
An impulsive retaliation by Love lands her and Joe in a bind. Though Joe seeks a different way out than usual, it proves to be a tall order.
You Season 3 Episode 5.jpg Into the Woods October 15, 2021 25 3.05
Joe begrudgingly goes on a hunting trip with some other local husbands as Love tries to manage her burgeoning relationship with Theo.
You Season 3 Episode 6.jpg W.O.M.B. October 15, 2021 26 3.06
As her mother launches a new venture, Love grows increasingly concerned about a potential big change herself. Joe has a breakthrough in self-awareness.
You Season 3 Episode 7.jpg We're All Mad Here October 15, 2021 27 3.07
While Dottie spirals into emotional turmoil, Love tries to get intel on Matthew's investigation. Joe sets his sights on derailing Marienne's ex.
You Season 3 Episode 8.jpg Swing and a Miss October 15, 2021 28 3.08
Joe selfishly tries to coerce Love into a lifestyle change, but things go south quickly. Theo discovers just how deep Matthew's obsession goes.
You Season 3 Episode 9.jpg Red Flag October 15, 2021 29 3.09
While Love tends to some unexpected long-term guests, Joe decides to take a drastic step to get what he wants the most.
You Season 3 Episode 10.jpg What is Love? October 15, 2021 30 3.10
As news permeates the community about a recent murder, Joe looks toward a future with Marienne - but hell hath no fury like Love scorned.

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Development

On April 5, 2017, Lifetime ordered 10 episodes of the first season of "You".

The first season aired from September 9, 2018 to November 11, 2018 in the US on the Lifetime network. It premiered on Netflix internationally on December 26, 2018.

On December 3, 2018, it was announced that Lifetime had passed on the second season due to low ratings in Season 1, and that the series would move to Netflix as a Netflix Original series.

The second season of the series premiered on December 26, 2019.

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