‘You’ is a psychological thriller television series that initially aired on Lifetime, first premiering on September 9, 2018. Netflix made the show available internationally on December 26, 2018. The show only managed to attract limited viewership on Lifetime but has become a raging hit on Netflix. The show has been created by Greg Berlanti, known for his work on ‘Riverdale’, and Sera Gamble, known for her work on ‘Supernatural’. The series is entirely based on the 2014 novel of the same name, written by Caroline Kepnes.
The Penn Badgley-starer has wowed and engulfed the audience in anticipation with its psychologically thrilling storyline and cast. The series centers around a clever bookstore manager who falls for a woman who walks into his store and develops obsessional tendencies, being forced to fall back on his internet know-how to try and make her fall in love with him.
What is even remarkable about the show is the fact that critics have absolutely loved it, praising it for the drama and unapologetic entertainment, while at the same time, outlining the dangers of social media. It is the kind of show that is likely to get under your skin and remain there for some time. Moreover, the show has also been praised for juxtaposing the romantic industrial complex that glamorizes certain traits and characteristics of love, with the darker side that exists to it.
You Cast: Who is in it?
The cast of ‘You’ is led by Penn Badgley (‘Gossip Girl‘) as the main protagonist of the series, Joe Goldberg, who is a bookstore manager obsessed with an aspiring writer and attempts to deftly eliminate every obstacle that comes his way in his quest to win her love. Elizabeth Lail (‘Once Upon a Time’) comes in as Joe’s crush, Guinevere Beck, who is part of MFA program at NYU and catches Joe’s attention.
In the upcoming season, Badgley will be reprising his role as Joe. Lail will not be returning, after her character (spoiler alert) is killed by Joe at the end of the initial season. Instead, rest of the cast will almost be entirely new as the story is likely to shift to Los Angeles, instead of taking place in New York.
The new faces in season 2 are Victoria Pedretti, known for playing the character of Nell in ‘The Haunting of Hill House‘. She plays the role of Love Quinn, a health guru unsatisfied with her job as she aspired to be a chef. She is disenchanted with social media and happens to be grieving when she meets Joe and senses he has lost someone as well.