Joe Goes West: Everything We Know About Netflix’s You Season 2

by  | November 23

It’s hard not to become totally obsessed with psychopathic bookstore owner Joe Goldberg, especially when he’s played by actor Penn Badgley. I mean, with those looks, we can look past his criminal tendencies…right? Plus it looks like Chrissy Teigen agrees with us—so we’re all good.

If you’re just as confused as we are about why you care so much about a murderous hipster lunatic, you’ll be squealing in excitement to learn that Joe is back. That’s right: Netflix is dropping a brand-new season of the You TV series on December 26, so it looks like all our murder-and-crime-obsessed Christmas wishes are coming true!

This second batch of episodes, based off another of Caroline Kepnes’ books, Hidden Bodies, details Joe’s cross-country move to LA and his attempts to put his past (and the corpses in it) behind him. The season is expected to be just as creepy-good as its preceding season. Before it airs, be sure to pick up a copy of Hidden Bodies so you can play “spot-the-differences” and stay clued-in on all Joe’s stalker-ish schemes.

Need more intel? Keep reading to find out everything we know about season 2 of You so far! Here we go…

The official trailer for You: Season 2 has just dropped…and Joe is now “Will”?!!!

Joe describes L.A. as a place where everyone is pretending to be something they’re not. And now, it seems as though he his too…

YOU | Season 2 | Netflix

You Season 2 brings Joe to Los Angeles … but call him Will now.

Posted by Netflix on Thursday, December 5, 2019

You: Season 2 is releasing very soonon December 26!

We learned the date from this creepy new poster featuring Joe Goldberg (a.k.a. Gossip Girl’s Penn Badgley), who’s clearly zeroing in on a new victim…


The previously released teaser trailer is mysterious enough.

Although it doesn’t disclose much about what’s about to go down, it does a pretty good job of sending chills down our spines. After seeing this, we know we can’t be the only ones anxiously awaiting the full trailer with more hints at what’s ahead.

So, what is season two really about? What new characters will arrive on the scene? Let’s break it down.

Joe’s heading out West (to destroy more lives).

You Season 2, like Kepnes’ book Hidden Bodies, follows Joe as he leaves New York City behind and begins a new life in Los Angeles. After ending an intense relationship–by, uh, violently murdering his girlfriend, Beck, after stalking and psychologically torturing her–he’s planning to start over again.

We’ll find him passing time working in a local grocery store, where he has befriended his manager, Calvin (Adwin Brown). Comedian Chris D’Elia will also take the screen as Henderson, a chic hipster with expensive L.A. taste. Remembering Joe’s previous victims, these characters hit a little too close to home.

Speaking of which, we also know that Joe is ready to pursue (by which we mean STALK) a new romantic interest–a woman named Love, played by The Haunting of Hill House star Victoria Pedretti. Considering his horrifying track record with relationships (if you could call them that?), it’s safe to assume obsession and intense manipulation will soon follow.

But there is one piece of good news:

Candace is out for revenge.

What’s really thrown us for a loop, in the best possible way, is the presence of Joe’s long-lost ex-girlfriend, Candance (Ambyr Childers), who had been missing and presumed murdered. In the book, Candace is in fact dead, but as we learned in the season 1 finale, in the show’s universe she’s alive and plotting to take Joe down. (Yay!)

Will Joe succeed in continuing his murderous rampage, or will Candace find a way to end his reign of terror? We can’t wait to find out! Check back here for more updates as we get them. December 26 can’t come soon enough…

You (Media Tie-In Edition)

You (Media Tie-In Edition)

by Caroline Kepnes


“Hypnotic and scary.” —Stephen King

“I am RIVETED, AGHAST, AROUSED, you name it. The rare instance when prose and plot are equally delicious.” —Lena Dunham

From debut author Caroline Kepnes comes You, one of Suspense Magazine’s Best Books of the Year, and a brilliant and terrifying novel for the social media age.

When a beautiful, aspiring writer strides into the East Village bookstore where Joe Goldberg works, he does what anyone would do: he Googles the name on her credit card.

There is only one Guinevere Beck in New York City. She has a public Facebook account and Tweets incessantly, telling Joe everything he needs to know: she is simply Beck to her friends, she went to Brown University, she lives on Bank Street, and she’ll be at a bar in Brooklyn tonight—the perfect place for a “chance” meeting.

As Joe invisibly and obsessively takes control of Beck’s life, he orchestrates a series of events to ensure Beck finds herself in his waiting arms. Moving from stalker to boyfriend, Joe transforms himself into Beck’s perfect man, all while quietly removing the obstacles that stand in their way—even if it means murder.

A terrifying exploration of how vulnerable we all are to stalking and manipulation, debut author Caroline Kepnes delivers a razor-sharp novel for our hyper-connected digital age. You is a compulsively readable page-turner that’s being compared to Gone Girl, American Psycho, and Stephen King’s Misery.

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Hidden Bodies (Media Tie-In)

Hidden Bodies (Media Tie-In)

by Caroline Kepnes


“Kepnes hits the mark, cuts deep, and twists the knife.” —Entertainment Weekly

“Delicious and insane...The plot may be twisty and scintillating, but its Kepnes’s wit and style that keep you coming back.” —Lena Dunham

“Hypnotic and scary.” —Stephen King

“Obsessed.” —Jessica Knoll, New York Times bestselling author of Luckiest Girl Alive

In the compulsively readable sequel to her widely acclaimed debut novel, You, Caroline Kepnes weaves a tale that Booklist calls “the love child of Holden Caulfield and Patrick Bateman.”

Joe Goldberg is no stranger to hiding bodies. In the past ten years, this thirty-something has buried four of them, collateral damage in his quest for love. Now he’s heading west to Los Angeles, the city of second chances, determined to put his past behind him.

In Hollywood, Joe blends in effortlessly with the other young upstarts. He eats guac, works in a bookstore, and flirts with a journalist neighbor. But while others seem fixated on their own reflections, Joe can’t stop looking over his shoulder. The problem with hidden bodies is that they don’t always stay that way. They re-emerge, like dark thoughts, multiplying and threatening to destroy what Joe wants most: true love. And when he finds it in a darkened room in Soho House, he’s more desperate than ever to keep his secrets buried. He doesn’t want to hurt his new girlfriend—he wants to be with her forever. But if she ever finds out what he’s done, he may not have a choice…

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