Even though it feels as though we all just said goodbye to Guinevere Beck, Netflix’s binge-worthy and wild breakout hit You has cast the new female lead for season 2. According to Deadline, Victoria Pedretti will be starring opposite Penn Badgley in the upcoming season, which finds the series moving from New York to California. Pedretti recently appeared on another Netflix breakout in last year’s The Haunting of Hill House where she played “Nell” Crain Vance.
Pedretti will play “Love Quinn, an aspiring chef working as a produce manager in a high-end grocery store. Love is uninterested in the world of social media, branding and self-promotion, focused instead on leading an interesting life. She is also tending to a deep grief — and when she meets Joe Goldberg (Badgley), she senses a shared knowledge of profound, life-changing loss.” Sounds right up Joe’s alley if you ask us. But will Love suffer the same fate as Beck? And how will the reappearance of Candace affect Joe’s creepy and murderous urges?
Adapted for television from the Caroline Kepnes novel of the same name, season one of You, which originally debuted on the Lifetime Network, followed a young bookstore clerk named Joe who used his savvy internet know-how (aka stalking abilities) to make Guinevere Beck fall in love with him while taking care of any obstacles standing in their way.
Since the first season followed the entirety of Kepnes’ novel, Netflix’s sophomore season will loosely follow her second book titled Hidden Bodies. Prior to the move, Lifetime did tease that “Joe will head to Los Angeles and venture into even riskier, bolder territory as he faces the darkest parts of his past as he tries to make a future for himself and the woman he loves.”
Are you excited for season 2 of You? What do you think of Pedretti’s casting? Let us know!