TVLine are reporting James Scully and Jenna Ortega are the latest names to join the cast for the upcoming second season of Netflix’s psychological thriller series You.
The synopsis for the first season is as follows:
When a brilliant bookstore manager crosses paths with an aspiring writer, his answer becomes clear: 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.
James Scully (whose credits include Heathers and 9-1-1) will be playing the role of Forty Quinn, the brother of Joe’s new love interest Love. Forty is described as a confident, opinionated and privileged — at his best, a charming buddy; at his worst, a razor-sharp bully. Forty has been relying heavily on his sister throughout his 12-step program, but it never takes much for him to fall back off the wagon. Jenna Ortega (whose credits include Stuck In The Middle and Jane The Virgin) will be playing the role of Ellie, a teenager who grew up fast in the big city. Mature for her age, Ellie is secretly living with minimal adult supervision or nurturing in her life, and when times get tough, she isn’t afraid to get into murky waters to make a little cash. This includes working cons on adults around her, including Joe Goldberg.
The duo will be starring alongside Penn Badgley and Victoria Pedretti.
The television series is based on the novel by Caroline Kepnes, developed for television by Sera Gamble and Greg Berlanti. You originally launched as a Lifetime series, with Netflix as SVOD/international partner. This upcoming second season will see You became a Netflix original. Greg Berlanti serves as an executive producer on the series alongside Sera Gamble, Sarah Schechter, Leslie Morgenstein, Gina Girolamo and Marcos Siega.
The first season starred Badgley, Elizabeth Lail, Luca Padovan, Zach Cherry, Shay Mitchell, Daniel Cosgrove, Kathryn Gallagher, Nicole Kang, Victoria Cartagena, Mark Blum, Hari Nef, John Stamos and Ambyr Childers.