You premiered its second season on Netflix last week, and there is no official word on whether or not the series will return for a third season. It does seem likely to return with the tax credit from California. The woman in charge is ready for season three and beyond, even without any official word from Netflix.
“Our fingers are crossed that we get to keep telling the story. We don’t have any kind of official pickup or anything. I will say that when we originally sold the show, we very broadly described it as each season would be a new love obsession and a new world. Season one is Beck in New York, and season two is Love in L.A., and so we are evoking where we would like to go, which is to a much more suburban, insular world where Joe would be a complete fish out of water. And now Love occupies a very different place because she is the mother of his child but also not the woman he thought she was. I think to me, the most important thing about that last scene is just it is confirmation that Joe is still Joe in a way that’s not going to be great for Joe. That he has not learned that he cannot just keep looking for the next person to attach his hopes and dreams to that way. It seems clear that he’s falling into some version of that same pattern. I can’t say that we know exactly what a season three would be, but I can say things won’t go well for Joe.”
Gamble isn’t only prepared for season three. She would like several more seasons to tell Joe’s story to You’s fans, but she realizes the television world is very different these days. She said the following:
“I never like to jinx things by being too specific one way or the other. I will say that we have a lot of stories still to tell. I am not scared at all of saying that we definitely could follow Joe for several more seasons. That being said, it’s a tough TV landscape right now. There’s about 10 billion TV shows and orders are shorter and there’s more competition, so we never really save anything for later seasons.”
Fans should hear about the future of the series in January.
What do you think? Did you watch season two of You? Do you want the series to continue?