*Spoilers for YOU season 2*

The second season of Netflix thriller YOU saw some unexpected developments for creepy stalker Joe Goldberg ( Penn Badgley ).

Escaping New York after what he did to Guinevere Beck, Joe found a new romance with chef Love Quinn (Victoria Pedretti).

However, with Love's toxic family, an inquisitive journalist for a neighbour, a vengeful ex, and grim Hollywood sexual politics to contend with, events culminated in bloody death and the revelation that Love is also a serial killer.

Then, just when it seemed Joe and Love would have a happy ending - he found a whole new obsession.

So, when can fans expect new episodes in the form of YOU season 3?

Netflix's YOU season 3 release date

You season 3 will return on Netflix and be released in 2021.

The second season of the drama aired a year on from the release of the first on Netflix , so we expect the streaming giant will be quick to get it back as soon as possible.

However, an exact release date has yet to be confirmed.

Netflix's YOU season 3 cast

Penn Badgley as Joe Goldberg

Joe Goldberg will be back with an all-new obsession

Having gotten away with his antics in the first and second seasons, Joe seemed poised to settle down with his pregnant girlfriend Love.

However, the cliffhanger finale suggests he will have a new obsession in the third run.

Victoria Pedretti as Love Quinn

The Haunting of Hill House star Victoria will return as Joe's partner in love and crime, Love, who revealed herself as a dangerous killer in season 2.

Victoria Pedretti will return as Love Quinn in YOU season 3

However, with Joe having found a new focus of his obsessions, he will probably find himself facing a very angry Love.

Netflix's YOU season 3 plot

The third season of YOU is set to focus on the dynamic of Joe and Love in a relationship and as parents to their child.

Additionally, the cliffhanger for season 2 teased Joe's new obsession - a female neighbour who lies to read.

This obsession and who the woman is will play a big part in the third run.

Joe spied a new obsession in the YOU season 2 finale

Badgley has already insisted that third season won't end well for Joe and Love's relationship.

Speaking to TV Line , Badgley revealed: "Even Joe says, pretty unequivocally, that they’re not soulmates.

"He's afraid of her at the end. Basically, it’s set up for Season 3 in a way where they would be each other’s arch-nemesis."

Victoria Pedretti also discussed the twist of Joe finding a new obsession with Entertainment Weekly , saying: "I hated watching that. I felt so sorry for her. After all she goes through, nothing is ever enough, but that’s him. He is never satisfied."

YOU season 3 will be released on Netflix in 2021.