Is Madre Linda a Real Place in California? 'YOU' Season 3 Filming Locations Revealed

Killer Joe Goldberg is back for a third season of hit Netflix series YOU—only this time he's terrorizing the suburbs.

While Penn Badgley's Joe was in New York for Season 1 and Los Angeles in Season 2, he opts for a quieter life with his new wife and son for Season 3.

Victoria Pedretti is back to play Joe's partner Love Quinn while Saffron Burrows returns as the new mother-in-law, Dottie Quinn. Aside from those two, Joe and Love must contend with a town full of new characters in a world of mom-fluencers and entrepreneurs.

The new setting for the couple with a checkered history is Madre Linda—but is it a real place in California? Here's all the details about the filming locations for YOU Season 3.

Is Madre Linda a real place?

After the events of Season 2 Joe, Love and their new son Henry (also referred to as "Forty") escape to the suburbs of California and find themselves in Madre Linda.

But if you were hoping to visit Madre Linda IRL we have some sad news for you: it is not a real town in California and has been created for the purposes of YOU Season 3.

It's described by Netflix as a balmy Northern California enclave, filled with privileged tech entrepreneurs, judgmental mommy bloggers, and Insta-famous biohackers. We see the housing estates that make up the neighborhoods of Madre Linda but there's also a small town where Love is now a small business owner.

Translated, "Madre Linda" means "Pretty Mother" in Spanish, which could be a subtle nod to Love, as she's a new mother negotiating parenthood.

Season 3 of YOU was filmed in Los Angeles, and was awarded $7.2 million in tax credits by the state of California, according to Deadline.

Seasons 1 and 2 of YOU were both filmed on location in New York and Los Angeles, respectively.

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Penn Badgley as Joe Goldberg, taking care of his new baby in Madre Linda in "YOU" Season 3 on Netflix. Netflix

The residents of Madre Linda

When Joe moves to Madre Linda with his family, they come across a neighborhood filled with quirky characters.

The most dangerous in the town (and queen bee socialite) is Sherry Conrad, played by Shalita Grant. She's a locally famous mom influencer who has a strong social media presence thanks to her online persona. By her side is her wealthy and charismatic husband Cary, played by Travis Van Winkle.

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Shalita Grant and Travis Van Winkle play married couple Sherry and Cary Conrad in Season 3 of "YOU" on Netflix John P. Fleenor/Netflix

Other residents include the neighbor Natalie played by Michaela McManus, Matthew (Scott Speedman) and Theo (Dylan Arnold).

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina star Tati Gabrielle also joins the cast as town librarian, Marienne.

All ten episodes of YOU Season 3 are available to watch on Netflix now.