'You' Season 2 Drops First Teaser: Joe Moves to Los Angeles and It's His Own Personal Hell
By Antoinette Bueno
Season two of Netflix's hit series You has Joe painfully adapting to life in Los Angeles.
On Thursday, Netflix dropped the first teaser for the highly anticipated second season of the psychological thriller. After season 1 ended on a cliffhanger -- Joe (Penn Badgley) gets confronted by his long-lost ex-girlfriend, Candace (Ambyr Childers), after he kills his girlfriend, Guinevere Beck (Elizabeth Lail), whom he became toxically obsessed with -- season two has Joe moving from New York City to Los Angeles. Joe is on the run from Candace but soon finds himself getting intrigued by an aspiring chef named Love (Victoria Pedretti), which presumably will have Joe becoming dangerously obsessed all over again.
In the teaser, Joe is as judgmental as ever but hilariously spot-on in his observations of people, and is clearly not here for the L.A. culture.
"You know, love has taken me to some pretty dark places," Joe says in a voiceover. "But Los Angeles has got to be as dark as it gets."
Joe then starts judging everyone in the cafe he's in, mocking a woman taking selfies and a man eating a "gluten-free muffin," among others.
"But that's the thing about L.A.: Everyone is pretending to be somebody they're not," he says.
"There's a revisitation of that with Joe in the second episode of the second season, where you get to see a bit more of the hard reality of what he did to her, whereas you're sort of, for better or worse, mercifully saved from seeing that in the first season," he said, referencing Beck's murder, which was off-camera in the first season.
He also talked about how his relationship with his season 2 love interest will be different.
"I'm really excited for people to get to know Love," he said. "She adds a dimension that hasn’t existed yet. There’s a side to Joe that we haven't seen yet because her character, in some ways, is the polar opposite of Beck."
"Joe was always trying to get Beck’s attention, sort of almost against her own instincts and will, whereas Joe is trying to be better," he added. "And Love won’t let him say ‘no’ to her, even though he’s trying desperately. It’s very different between Joe and Love than it was with Beck, and thank God, because you can’t do that again. That would just be brutal. To me, that would be irresponsible if we did the same thing again."
Meanwhile, in January, 33-year-old Badgley reacted to hitting 1 million followers on Instagram amid You's success. Watch the video below for more: