January 14, 2020

Netflix announced today that You has been picked up for a third season. The good news, which comes less than three weeks after the thriller released its sophomore run, is not a surprise considering its popularity. According to the streamer, You was its fifth-most popular series in 2019.

The show originally premiered on Lifetime in 2018, with the cable network actually ordering a second season ahead of its debut. But soft ratings changed their mind and it appeared headed for cancellation. That is until Netflix stepped in, since it already had a vested interest in the show with international first-run rights and second-window rights in the states. You had actually been performing well on the streaming platform and it wanted the show to continue.

From super-producer Greg Berlanti, You stars Gossip Girl's Penn Badgley as Joe, a bookstore manager who becomes so infatuated with women that his crushes become an obsession. He stalks them and uses social media to research intimate details, strategically removing every obstacle - and person - in his path.