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Penn Badgley's twisted romance thriller You is coming back for Season 2, but as fans may have heard, it's coming to Netflix and not Lifetime. Like most shows that jump from cable to streaming services like Netflix and Hulu, there are some looser restrictions and more freedom that can come with the change. So an obvious question fans might have concerns whether You will amp things up with its newfound freedom.
It's hard to imagine just what boundaries You could cross on Netflix that weren't crossed on Lifetime in Season 1. There was embarrassing sex, masturbation, a good deal of violence, and a fair amount of swearing. Penn Badgley couldn't say much about how much more of that can be expected now that the series is on Netflix for upcoming season, but the star gave a vague description of the differences audiences may see between Season 1 and 2.
That's kind of a vague answer from Penn Badgley, and could mean anything from Joe getting a nude scene to a character dropping a string of F-bombs when the situation calls for it. One would imagine it will be said at least a few times in Season 2, especially after the Season 1 finale took a pretty radical turn that surely played a part in the show becoming a hit on Netflix.
While certainly under the iron grip of producers and Netflix where spoilers are concerned, Penn Badgley shared that bit with Entertainment Tonight. Co-creator Sera Gamble, meanwhile, talked about more of the non-plot related details to The Daily Beast.
In terms of Season 2's flow, it appears the intention is to make this season a bingeable as the last. In Gamble's words:
Though Sera Gamble and crew likely had no idea You would become a Netflix phenomena, she admitted the show was constructed with the streaming service's binge-release model in mind. This may be why You was more or less an instant success in its first month on the platform, despite floundering to find an audience at Lifetime. Note that the ratings were decent for the network itself, if not the entirety of television.
Much like Penn Badgley, Sera Gamble was relatively quiet about big Season 2 details. She did confirm, however, that Season 2 will go in some different directions than Season 1.
For those really desperate to know some of those crazy details, Penn Badlgey was a bit more forthcoming in an interview not that long ago and briefly outlined some things audiences should look out for. For example, You Season 2 will apparently show some details of Beck's fate, which audiences didn't get to see on-screen in Season 1. Badgley also said he did some things with prosthetic bodies that made him nauseous, so get ready for that!
You Season 2 doesn't have a release date just yet, so be sure to stick with CinemaBlend for more updates on it and other things happening in movies and television.