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Jenna Ortega & James Scully Join Penn Badgley in 'YOU' Season Two

Two new characters have been added to season two of YOU!

Jenna Ortega and James Scully have signed on to join Penn Badgley in the hit Lifetime-turned-Netflix thriller, TV Line reports.

James will be playing Forty Quinn – the brother of Joe’s (Badgley) new love interest. Forty is described as “confident, opinionated and privileged — at his best, a charming buddy; at his worst, a razor-sharp bully.”

Jenna will be playing Ellie – a teenager who grew up “fast in the big city” and is described as “secretly living with minimal adult supervision or nurturing in her life,” who “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 day before, it was announced that Haunting of Hill House‘s Victoria Pedretti has been cast as Joe’s new love interest Love Quinn.

No word yet when season two of YOU will be returning.

Victoria Pedretti to Star in 'You' Season 2 on Netflix with Penn Badgley

Haunting of Hill House‘s Victoria Pedretti is set to star opposite Penn Badgley in Netflix’s You.

Victoria will portray Love Quinn, “an aspiring chef who’s working as a produce manager in a high-end grocery store. Unlike her predecessor, she is uninterested in the world of social media, branding and self-promotion, focused instead on leading an interesting life. She is also tending to a deep grief — and when she meets Joe, she senses a shared knowledge of profound, life-changing loss,” TV Line reports.

Victoria will be taking over as the female lead in the series after Elizabeth Lail departed the series because (spoiler alert) she was killed by Penn‘s character Joe.

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Penn Badgley Has Slid Into Fans' DMs to Discuss 'You'

Penn Badgley‘s new show You has found a new life thanks to Netflix and it has been viewed by tens of millions of people.

There are lots of discussions about the themes of the show happening on social media and Penn himself has chimed into some of them.

“I hadn’t thought about it, and when I did it I wasn’t thinking about it as a strategic move. I didn’t intend for it to go viral in this way; the whole point is for us to have an elevated conversation about the themes of this show,” Penn said about initiating conversations with fans on Twitter.

In his New York Times interview, Penn added, “What I ended up doing after a few of those tweets went viral was follow some of the users I quote-tweeted, and DMed them just to check in. So I actually had a lengthy conversation over DMs with one woman, and she correctly pointed out that I had sort of misinterpreted what she said. She was talking about why she was so charmed by me, the actor, rather than by the character of Joe.”

“What I just didn’t anticipate was that so many people would look at her as a ‘problematic fan,’” Penn added. “People definitely were trolling her. And in fact, there was a person who did say in typical troll fashion, ‘maybe we should send real murderers to your house to make sure you know the difference.’ That’s chilling and that is exactly what Joe is, so it dovetails too perfectly, because we can’t get away from Joe. I think what he’s meant to be is an embodiment and a portrait of the parts of us that can’t escape rooting for Joe. In a more just society, we would all see Joe as problematic and not be interested in the show, but that’s not the society we live in.”

Read the full interview now on NYTimes.com!

'You' Creator Reveals How Things Will Change in Season 2

You has become a giant hit for Netflix and a second season will be released on the streaming service later this year.

The show, starring Penn Badgley, aired on Lifetime last fall and then debuted on Netflix over the holidays. The streamer estimates that 40 million people will have watched the series in its first month of release.

Now, Sera Gamble, one of the show’s creators, is opening up about how things will change for season two.

“Certain things are changing in the way we are thinking about Season 2 of You,” Sera told The New York Times. “We have a little more flexibility around timing, since we don’t have commercial ads, and also we can say the word [expletive] a lot more. As someone who swears a lot, that’s a great thing. Netflix lets you give as many [expletive] as you want. [Laughs].”

Penn Badgley Opens Up About His Experience Fighting For Vilma Carrillo's Freedom

Penn Badgley is opening up about his experience fighting for immigrant mom Vilma Carrillo‘s reunion with her daughter.

The 32-year-old actor teamed up with the Tahirih Justice Center to assist in their mission to find justice for Vilma, who escaped prolonged domestic violence in Guatemala and was hoping to find asylum in the US.

When she arrived at the border, Vilma was separated from her her 12-year-old daughter, Yeisvi, who ended up in foster care in Arizona.

After many legal hang-ups and miscommunications, Yeisvi was ordered to be deported while her daughter remained in the US.

But thanks to lawyers at Tahirih Justice Center and the support of thousands, her case was appealed and she was released and reunited with Yeisvi on January 11th.

“When I heard the news, my heart burst with happiness for her, but then I quickly remembered the countless others still incarcerated in the system she had been freed from. There are many others who continue to be separated from their children or are trying to come to our country for safety,” Penn wrote.

He added, “This policy and others, like a border wall, do not send a message of welcome, but rather a message of prioritizing hate and fear of relinquishing majority white privilege over equality for all people.”

Read all that Penn had to say on TeenVogue.com.

Millie Bobby Brown Thinks Penn Badgley's 'You' Stalker is 'Not Creepy' Because He's 'In Love with Her'

Millie Bobby Brown is defending Penn Badgley‘s stalker character on the hit show You.

“So, I just started that new show You. He’s not creepy, he’s in love with her and it’s okay, so … I’m obsessed with it, I’m binge watching it. Absolute banger,” Millie said in one video that has now been deleted.

In another, she wrote, “By the way, I know everybody is gonna say, ‘Aw, he’s a stalker … why would you support that?’ No, like … he’s in love with her. And it’s just, like … just watch the show and don’t judge me on my opinion.”

The videos began spreading when fans began questioning Millie‘s opinion because, on the show, Penn‘s character, Joe Goldberg, is a stalker and a murderer. The show is currently available to stream on Netflix.

The videos have now been deleted but fans shared on Twitter.

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