We’re going to see a lot more of Candace. Joe’s mysterious, thought-to-be-dead ex-girlfriend proved to be very much alive by the end of season one—and she’s not going anywhere in the new season. Deadline reports that Ambyr Childers, the actress who plays Candace, has been promoted to series regular, which potentially means a lot more screen time. We can’t wait to see what sort of havoc she wreaks.
The show officially began production on February 15, 2019. Netflix teased the first table read of the upcoming second season, posting these photos of Badgley, Childers, and newcomer Pedretti.
Gotham’s Robin Lord Taylor has also joined season two. The actor will trade in his role of Oswald Cobblepot, aka the Penguin, for a recurring role in You’s upcoming season. Deadline reports that Taylor will play a character named Will who’s described as a “thoughtful, personable, and highly intelligent guy”—however, he finds himself “trapped in a bad situation.” Only time will tell what exactly this means.
More cast members have been announced too. Marielle Scott will play Lucy, described by Deadline as an “edgy-chic literary agent with a deadpan wit and a sense of humor about her own L.A.-ness.” According to Refinery 29, Chris D’Elia will play a comic named Henderson; Carmela Zumbado will be an investigative journalist named Delilah; Adwin Brown, a bookstore worker named Calvin; James Scully will take up the role of Love’s brother, Forty; Jenna Ortega will play Ellie, a teen who might possibly be the new Paco; Melanie Field will be a mommy blogger named Sunrise; and Magda Apanowicz will play Sandy, a woman from Joe’s past.
Season two will somehow be even “darker” than season one. Gamble revealed this tidbit in a July 2019 interview with Us Weekly. “I would say that season two of You, kind of, doubles down on some of the stuff that you might come to expect,” she says.
She continues, “Moving the show to Los Angeles brought out a whole different side of Joe Goldberg.” And this side is, apparently, quite gory. Gamble tells *TV Guide,* ”At least one scene comes to mind that’s gorier and scarier than anything we had in season one. You will know it when you see it. Episode two of the season has my single favorite shot that I have been a part of in my entire career. My career is full of blood and gore and monsters. It’s also beautifully shot, and the director who shot the second episode lavished a lot of love. Joe is forced to do something he really doesn’t want to do.”