Ben Covington is back, and he's going to be trouble.

Arielle Tschinkel
Oct 16, 2020 @ 10:43 am
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Update, October 22nd, 2020, 9:37 a.m. ET: We're feeling nostalgic with this latest YOU Season 3 casting news. Felicity star Scott Speedman will join the Netflix series, and that means that all members of Team Ben are celebrating. (Sorry everyone on Team Noel.)

Netflix announced the news yesterday, October 21st, on Twitter, and it gave some insider info on his character.

"He'll play Matthew, a successful CEO, husband and uncommunicative father. He's reserved, mysterious, and has a tendency to be withdrawn ... all of which masks a deep well of emotion underneath."

Hmm... reserved, mysterious, withdrawn, and a deep well of emotion underneath? Those are some serious Ben Covington vibes. But in terms of YOU Season 3, could he be the husband of Joe Goldberg and Love's new neighbor—the one Joe was staring at through the fence in the YOU Season 2 finale? We'll have to wait awhile longer to see.

Original post, October 16th, 2020: It’s been a while since we’ve heard any news about the return of Netflix’s YOU, especially after that jaw-dropping Season 2 finale left fans in a full-on tizzy about Joe and Love’s future. (Don’t worry, there are no major spoilers here, friends!) At long last, Netflix has dropped a tiny morsel about the “fresh blood joining YOU Season 3, revealing just a little bit about Joe and Love’s new neighbors in suburbia.

The streaming service revealed in a tweet that two new cast members are on board to play a couple opposite Penn Badgley’s Joe and Victoria Pedretti’s Love, who seemingly welcome them into their social circle—with questionable intentions.

Shalita Grant, who has acted in a slew of TV series including Search Party and Santa Clarita Diet, will play Sherry. Her character is described as a "'Mom-fluencer’ who appears down to earth, but is actually a mean girl who only pretends to welcome Love into her social circle.” (Yikes.)

Travis Van Winkle, who has appeared in movies and TV shows including Hart of Dixie and the 90210 reboot, will play Cary, a “wealthy” guy who invites Joe into his inner circle.

Yep, seems like nothing nefarious could be afoot there at all.

While our interests are definitely piqued, sadly that’s about all we know about the third season just yet. There still isn’t an official release date just yet, but Digital Spy reported that filming has been delayed due to coronavirus (COVID-19) and isn’t slated to begin until February 2021.

A definite bummer, to be sure, but it seems like it’ll be worth the wait, especially given that there will be a few new characters in the mix to shake things up in ways we definitely can’t predict.