Where will Season 2 be set?
Since it's not the best idea to stick around the scene of a heinous crime, Joe will pack his bags and travel cross-country from New York to the City of Angels for Season 2. Given the resurgence of L.A.-based true crime tales (see: AMC's I Am the Night, Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood), Joe and his killer tendencies will feel right at home amongst the unsuspecting beach rats and Sqirl patrons.
That said, it's not necessarily going to be an easy transition for Joe. "One problem that Joe might face coming to Los Angeles is that you can't walk down the goddamn street without someone posing against a selfie wall for their Instagram," showrunner Sera Gamble told TV Guide. "If you want to lay low, if you want to stay out of trouble, if you're trying not to be known, Los Angeles is the wrong place to live."
Who's in it?
Penn Badgley will, of course, be back to torment everyone as psychopathic book store manager Joe Goldberg, but since his list of victims has considerably thinned out since the first season's finale, he'll have to go in search of fresh blood. Candace -- Joe's presumed dead ex who is actually very much alive, thank you very much -- will be back, as actress Ambyr Childers has been promoted to a series regular (she appeared in four episodes of Season 1, and in three of those she was just a hallucination). We're rooting for you, Candace!
Jenna Ortega (who played young Jane the Virgin) and James Scully (of the much-derided Heathers series) have been added to the cast as Ellie, a teen who "grew up fast in the big city," and Forty Quinn, the charming, bullish brother of Joe's new love interest, appropriately named Love Quinn. She will be played by The Haunting of Hill House's Victoria Pedretti, and is described as "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 Goldberg, she senses a shared knowledge of profound, life-changing loss." In other words, she'd better watch out.
Also joining the cast is Charlie Barnett (Chicago Fire, Russian Doll) as Gabe, Love Quinn's best friend. Which, yeah, probably means that he'd better watch out too. Carmela Zumbado (Need for Speed) has been cast as Delilah Alves, an investigative reporter who could mean trouble for Joe. Finally, Robin Lord-Taylor (Gotham) is also joining the cast as Will, a nice guy who gets stuck in a bad situation. Deadline reports that we'll also see Melanie Field (Heathers) recur as a mommy blogger named Sunrise; Magda Apanowicz (Continuum) will play Sandy, a woman's from Joe's past who "has been beaten up by life."
Of course, it's also possible that we'll see more of John Stamos' Dr. Nicky -- while it's still not certain whether he'll come back in Season 2 yet, showrunner Sera Gamble told The Hollywood Reporter that "we've been talking a lot about the character and we're excited to keep telling that story."
What the hell kind of name is "Love Quinn"?
The kind of name Joe is gonna have an aneurysm over the first time he hears it.