Netflix's You Casts Haunting of Hill House's Victoria Pedretti For Season 2

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Netflix's You has cast The Haunting of Hill House star Victoria Pedretti as its female lead for the show's upcoming second season. Pedretti, who played Eleanor "Nell" Crain in Netflix's horror series, will play Love Quinn, an aspiring chef working as a produce manager in a high-end grocery store. Love is tending to deep grief and when she meets Joe Goldberg, she feels a shared knowledge of life-changing loss.

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You showrunner Sera Gamble talked to EW about adding Pedretti to her show.

"It is very f–king cool that Victoria is playing this role," Gamble said. "I binged Hill House, and she was incredible. And then a couple of days later, [executive producer] Greg [Berlanti] sent an email asking, ‘Have you seen Hill House? Have you seen Victoria Pedretti, wouldn't she make a perfect Love?' Leave it to Greg to put that together."

Gable went on to describe the character Pedretti is playing: "Like her name, she's very warm and there is a carefree aspect to her spirit that really comes from the fact that she has constructed a life for herself that's about being in the moment and doing what she loves every day. In that way, she's very very different than the woman that you got to know in season one, Beck, who was ambitious and driven as a writer and also as a young person in a social circle that had a certain kind of status. Beck had been quite aware of her social media presence, and Love is extremely disinterested in all of that."

The second season of You is based on the novel Hidden Bodies by Caroline Kepnes. Gamble clarified that Season 2 won't be the repeat of the first season of You, saying, "Season 1 was a particular kind of story that we could tell about the relationship between Joe and Beck and the moment that we did what we did in the finale that's not repeatable. I will say that Love is a person he could only have met after what happened between him and Beck. And by the way, Joe is not out there looking for love. He's truly heartbroken by what has happened, and so what Love offers is a different kind of friendship and a different kind of relationship."

You, which recently moved from Lifetime to Netflix following Season 1, is yet to set a premiere date for the second season.

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