We shouldn’t be all that surprised Netflix’s teaser for You season 3 is all kinds of chilling, with the return of Penn Badgley’s Joe, and the introduction of…his son.
We’d previously been promised a ‘f**king bonkers’ third instalment of the macabre and blood-thirsty series which feature’s Penn’s serial killer character in the main role, and the teaser is hinting at some pretty big things.
Not only is it coming into our lives in October, but some intense change is also afoot for our protagonist.
Landing on Monday for all our Bank Holiday needs, we see someone (Joe Goldberg? His partner, Love Quinn [played by Victoria Pendretti] perhaps?) baking a delicious cake in celebration of a baby. With the standard ominous tone a series such as this demands, the cake was decorated in bloody, garish red icing, as the claret-hued cursive spelled out ‘Welcome baby Henry’.
If you remember at the end of the second series, Love, seemingly accepting and encouraging of Joe’s murderous ways, was pregnant, with the pair moving to the suburbs to seemingly live a settled life with their baby.
A settled life in the ‘burbs was hardly on the cards, though, was it?
Shedding light on parenthood, Joe’s voice is heard saying in the teaser: ‘A boy is not what we expected and I would be lying if I said the thought of a mini-me was purely exciting and not without challenges.
What will the next season of You involve? (Picture: Netflix/Kobal/Rex)
‘Let’s just say I’m hoping you do as I say, not as I do.
‘But for you, I can change, I’ll be the man you look up to, a man you would be proud to call dad.’
Sharing the clip to its channels, the You page on Twitter wrote: ‘Whoever said raising a child would be a piece of cake,’ while Netflix’s cryptically read: ‘First comes Love, then comes baby.’
Netflix last dropped new episodes of the sinister thriller on Boxing Day 2019 and viewers have been patiently waiting since.
The second season focused on Joe and Love, with the cast and crew remaining tight-lipped about what’s to come – up to this point.
Sharing an insight, show creator Sera Gamble recently said: ‘The episodes are f***ing bonkers and the performances are insanely good.
‘I feel privileged to have gotten to witness everyone’s creativity, resilience and kindness. I mean, I knew our team was tough and good at their jobs, but holy sh*t did everyone show up for each other. All the way up the Warner’s/Netflix ladder and in every production department.’
The series is based on Caroline Kepnes’ novels, with the author recently revealing what’s in store for Joe in new book You Love Me.
Her first two novels, You and Hidden Bodies, were adapted into the wild Netflix drama, while the third book in the You series sees the bookshop cashier-turned-killer attempt to turn over a new leaf, relocating from LA to a small city near Seattle.
You season 3 premieres October 15 on Netflix.