To the protagonist of You, the series is a romantic drama, full of ups and downs for hopeless romantic Joe Goldberg (Penn Badgley). But for the woman who is the object of his affection and obsession, it’s a horror story about a stalker who insinuates himself into her life and steadily cuts out anything or anyone who competes for her attention. It’s chilling. It’s funny. It’s very f*cked up. And Netflix is giving us a tease of season two with news that Victoria Pedretti is joining the cast.
Pedretti made her mark on Netflix playing the haunted Nell Crain in the widely acclaimed The Haunting of Hill House series. EW reports that on You she’ll play “an aspiring chef working as a produce manager in a high-end grocery store.” And this wannabe top chef is named—wait for it!—Love Quinn. Oh, this show.
We know a bit more about Pedretti’s role and season two. But first a warning.
Spoilers below for You season one.
Pedretti will be the female lead of season two, as Love Quinn will be the new girl in Joe’s life. He and Love bond as both are smarting from a “profound, life-changing loss.” And though she’s another ambitious white twenty-something, Love doesn’t have much in common with season one’s Guinevere Beck (Elizabeth Lail). For one thing, she’s a carefree girl who doesn’t use social media. Which should make things a bit trickier for Joe, who expertly scoured to stalk and posted to divert suspicions.
Another big change-up will be a change in scenery. Season two will see Joe fleeing New York—the scene of so many crimes—for sunny Los Angeles. Which also means Joe is in unfamiliar territory and can’t rely on his old haunts to hide his dastardly deeds.
If you can’t wait to know more, you could pick up Caroline Kepnes’ book Hidden Bodies, which is the source for next season. Or you can just wait for You to return…eventually. Cruelly, Netflix has not give us a drop date just yet.
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