'You' Boss Sera Gamble on the Inspiration of L.A. for Season 2

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The second season of Netflix's "You" saw Joe Goldberg, played by Penn Badgley, relocate from New York to Los Angeles. Goldberg wanted to turn over a new leaf after murdering an ex and framing her therapist for the crime, and in doing so, he assumed a different life as a man named Will. But old […]
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The second season of Netflix's "You" saw Joe Goldberg, played by Penn Badgley, relocate from New York to Los Angeles. Goldberg wanted to turn over a new leaf after murdering an ex and framing her therapist for the crime, and in doing so, he assumed a different life as a man named Will. But old habits die hard, and soon enough he found a need for a soundproof cage on the West Coast, too. Here he would first hold the real Will (Robin Lord Taylor) and then others who threatened to expose his true, dark nature.

But before things took that turn, showrunner Sera Gamble says they needed to set up Joe's new world as one of fresh opportunities.

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"If you went straight from Season 1 to Season 2, you'll notice the sun-drenched color palette. There's something creamier about the light in L.A. than Season 1," she says.

Joe settled in Silver Lake, which is teeming with 20-somethings, but originally Gamble says she had in mind a classic courtyard-style Hollywood apartment for the character — and they "scouted a billion" such buildings, she jokes. The most important thing was for it to have "that U-shape or O-shape complex for him," Gamble says, so "he could be on the second floor looking over this atrium, and it has that stalker feel to it."

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