“You” season 3 has just been announced, but the Netflix series may take a while to hit the small screen. The last two seasons of the show have been critically acclaimed, with season 2 currently with a 91% on Rotten Tomatoes, so it comes as no surprise to fans that a new season is on its way. 

However, it won’t be in 2020. 

According to Entertainment Weekly, author Caroline Kepnes is currently working on the third book in the series. It isn’t known if the new season will wait to follow the plot of the new book or if it will do its own thing entirely. It is worth noting that the last two seasons followed pretty closely to the source material, with each “You” season encompassing one whole book. 

However, there have been some pretty significant changes from the source material as well during both seasons of the show, which started on Lifetime and found a new home on Netflix after it was not picked up for a second run on the cable channel. Both iterations of the show, which were worked on by showrunners Sera Gamble and Greg Berlanti, saw the addition of several new characters and the omission of some others, proving they aren’t afraid to carve their own path in the story. With Season 3 confirmed, it is unclear if they will wait for the next book before beginning production or if they will go ahead without the source material, a la the later seasons of “Game of Thrones.”

Victoria Pedretti, who played Love in the last season, is set to make her return as Joe (Penn Badgley)’s significant other and mother of their child. The series left off with the couple moving into a new home in the suburbs as they prepared for their new arrival. Joe, as his inner monologue complains, is unhappy with his new life but plans on making the most out of it. He describes it as a prison and not something he wanted for himself, but for him, having this child is a chance to be a better father than his own. 

He then glimpses his new neighbor through the fence, and the monologue starts seeming familiar and repetitive--similar to the ones he had when his obsession over first Beck, and then Love, began, but since the neighbor was not actually seen, the show ended things with a cliffhanger. That will likely lead to the plot of the new season, with Joe's newest person to obsess over. 

“You” season 3 is expected to premiere sometime in 2021.