“You” Season 2: Ambyr Childers Upped to Series Regular

Ambyr Childers has been bumped to series regular for Season Two of Netflix’s breakout hit You. 

After receiving a second season order from the streaming service, the psychological thriller is adding to its cast.

Childers appeared on four episodes in the First Season as Candace, Joe Goldberg’s (Penn Badgley) ex-girlfriend. Up to the season finale viewers were led to believe that Cadence is dead, but then we learned that not only she isn’t dead, she’s alive and very angry.

Also tapped as series regular in the upcoming season is Victoria Pedretti. Pedretti will play Love Quinn, an aspiring chef working as a produce manager in a high-end grocery store and Joe’s new love interest in LA (yep — Season Two will see Joe move from NY to LA, but that doesn’t mean he gets to leave his troubles behind). 

Series co-creator Sara Gamble said of Love’s character, “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.”

New cast members also include James Scully as Love’s brother Forty Quinn and Jenna Ortega as Ellie, a teenager growing up in the city.