Netflix released the first full-length trailer for Season 2 of “You” on Monday morning, and Joe — or should we call him Will now? — seems to be having a hard time enjoying his new obsession while simultaneously being haunted by girlfriends past.
Remember Candace (Ambyr Childers), Joe’s ex who surprises him by somehow being alive at the end of Season 1? Well, she’s back, and she’s got a hunch about what Joe did to poor Beck (Elizabeth Lail), who is also getting some screen time.
“You did it again, didn’t you?” Candace asks Joe (Penn Badgley) in the trailer. Everybody’s favorite murderer has since changed his name and moved from New York to Los Angeles, where he’s presumably hiding his past from his new love interest, appropriately named Love (Victoria Pedretti).
Watch the trailer above.
The Greg Berlanti and Sera Gamble drama stars Badgley as Joe — now Will Bettelheim — a very handsome, charming, and normal-seeming book shop manager who quickly reveals a pattern of obsession, paranoia, and homicidal tendencies when he falls in love. Season 1 saw the demise of an aspiring young writer named Guinevere Beck (Lail) and her conniving best friend Peach Salinger (Shay Mitchell).
Called “Hidden Bodies” and based on “You” author Caroline Kepnes’ follow-up novel, here is the official synopsis for Season 2:
Joe Goldberg is no stranger to hiding bodies. In the past ten years, this thirty-something has buried four of them, collateral damage in his quest for love. Now he’s heading west to Los Angeles, the city of second chances, determined to put his past behind him.
In Hollywood, Joe blends in effortlessly with the other young upstarts. He eats guac, works in a bookstore, and flirts with a journalist neighbor. But while others seem fixated on their own reflections, Joe can’t stop looking over his shoulder. The problem with hidden bodies is that they don’t always stay that way. They re-emerge, like dark thoughts, multiplying and threatening to destroy what Joe wants most: true love. And when he finds it in a darkened room in Soho House, he’s more desperate than ever to keep his secrets buried. He doesn’t want to hurt his new girlfriend-he wants to be with her forever. But if she ever finds out what he’s done, he may not have a choice…
“You” Season 2 premieres Dec. 26 on Netflix.