Netflix's run of taking shows popular on cable and broadcast and then making them ten-times even more popular continues, with the streaming service ordering a 10-episode, third season of Penn Badgley–Victoria Pedretti-starrer You. Based on Caroline Kepnes' bestselling books You and Hidden Bodies and set to premiere in 2021, the news comes as no surprise to anyone who took a look at Netflix's list of most popular shows in 2019. Having been released late in the year – on December 26 – the series still ranked fifth on the streamer's top ten list for the year.
You co-creators Sera Gamble and Greg Berlanti are set to return as executive producers, with Gamble also serving as showrunner and Badgley and Pedretti confirmed to be returning.
You follows bookstore manager Joe Goldberg (Penn Badgley). In the freshman season, which was based on Caroline Kepnes' bestselling novel and aired on Lifetime, Goldberg becomes obsessed with his customer Guinevere Beck (Elizabeth Lail), using social media and the Internet to stalk her.
In the second season, Joe moves from New York to Los Angeles to escape his past, and starts over with a new identity. Fresh out of an intense relationship that ended in murder, the last thing he expects is to meet an incredible new woman but he's falling in love again — with a woman named Love (Victoria Pedretti). Is history repeating? Or will this time be the real thing? Joe's just crazy enough to risk finding out.
Berlanti Productions and Alloy Entertainment produce, in association with Warner Horizon Scripted Television. Berlanti, Gamble, Sarah Schechter, Leslie Morgenstein, Gina Girolamo, Silver Tree, Michael Foley, and Justin Lo serve as executive producers.