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  • Premiered: 
    September 9, 2018
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  • Network: Lifetime
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Drama
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Based on the 2014 book (You: A Novel) by Caroline Kepnes 
  • Subject Matter: Thriller
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Plot Synopsis

Based on Caroline Kepnes' 2014 novel of the same name, YOU is a psychological thriller series that answers the question: What would you do for love? When a brilliant bookstore manager, twentysomething Joe Goldberg, crosses paths with an aspiring writer named Beck, his answer to that question becomes clear. He'll do anything. Using the internet and social media as his tools to gather the most intimate of details and get close to her, a charming and awkward crush quickly becomes obsession as he quietly and strategically removes every obstacle -- and person -- in his way. Co-creators Greg Berlanti and Sera Gamble will serve as co-showrunners. In the series opener, Joe meets Beck, falls in love and goes down a social media rabbit hole to learn everything about her. He becomes so obsessed that he tracks her IRL (and they meet again!) This might be a real shot at real love. But there are some things standing in the way... like her ex, Benji. If Joe's serious about Beck, he's going to need to get serious about the problem of Benji.

Moving to Netflix for its second season, YOU debuted with 10 new episodes on Thursday, December 26, 2019 at 3:01am ET/12:01am PT. Joe -- now Will Bettelheim -- arrives in his own personal hell on Earth: Los Angeles. He's trying to go straight, but the past doesn't always leave well enough alone, because love, like murder, has a way of tracking you down. Joe realizes Will Bettelheim isn't all he's cracked up to be. The fallout threatens to get in the way of his burgeoning connection with Love. Joe attempts to keep things platonic with Love and keep his nose out of Ellie's business. But his instincts soon get the better of him.
On Tuesday, January 26, 2021, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment/Warner Archive Collection released YOU Season 2 on DVD and Blu-ray with all 10 suspenseful episodes. In Season 2, bookstore clerk Joe transplants his tongue-in-cheek attitude regarding modern dating, social media and obsessive love from New York to Los Angeles. In a new city with a new identity and object of desire -- the aptly named Love -- Joe, now known as Will, attempts to turn over a new leaf in a city that admires the young, the beautiful and the rich. But Will soon discovers that Love's life is even more complicated than his own...and the twists just keep on coming. Based on Caroline Kepnes' best-selling novel of the same name, this psychological thriller takes you inside the mind of a brilliant twentysomething with an ominous flair for romance and murder. Run Time: 494 Minutes. This is a MUST OWN for YOU fans. Buy and binge now! (Click the red "Buy DVDs" button on this page.)

YOU was renewed for a third season by Netflix one year earlier -- on January 14, 2020 -- and is set to be released in 2021.


Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Berlanti Productions
  • Produced by Alloy Entertainment
  • In association with Warner Horizon Scripted Television
  • In association with A+E Studios

Births, Deaths & Weddings

  • November 11, 2018: Guinevere Beck dies