“You,” a famous series on Netflix, centers around Joe Goldberg, an unsettlingly charming leading man portrayed by Penn Badgley. Behind his literary taste and observation skills is a killer — who justifies his body count with his own sense of superiority.
Netflix affirmed in October 2021 that the show, based on a novel by Carolyn Kepnes, would be coming back for the 4th season.
Speaking to ET, Badgley teased a genre change. “The tone is similar but it’s shifting in that there is a different format. We’re using a different format,” he said. “It’s almost like we’re shifting the genre slightly. And I think it works.”
Season 4 of ‘You’ will be set in London
Joe took a jump from New York to southern California in Season 3 of the show. For Season 4, he’s taking a much greater leap, bouncing across the Atlantic for a season in London.
As per ET, Badgley said there’s a practical justification for the show’s location change: It’s less expensive. “To be real, it’s cheaper,” he said, in the wake of affirming that they had filmed the first four episodes of the season so far.
The plot will be ‘evolving,’ according to Badgley
Despite the fact that there aren’t many affirmed details on the plot, Badgley told TODAY that Season 4 will be “structured differently.”
“We’ve taken the format, and it’s evolving. You’re not just seeing Joe in a different city… it’s a different kind of journey that he’s on,” Badgley told TODAY.
“You” showrunner Sera Gamble told E! that she anticipated Joe will inevitably have to manage the loss of both his baby child as well as his parenthood.
“That’s going to be an ongoing conversation, because no, you can’t pretend something that huge about a character didn’t happen,” Gamble said. “I think it will shape him from this moment forward. And even his exact plan of when and if he would return for his son is something that we will…if we get to the writers room…come together and talk about for hours and hours and hours between snacks.”
Season 4 of ‘You’ doesn’t have a clear release date
No date is released at this point, in spite of the fact that fans are predicting that, with the show’s release trajectory, it’s set to come out around Feb. 2023.
Who’s in the cast of ‘You’ season 4? Meet Joe’s new European clique
Besides Badgley clearly playing Joe, we can expect Season 3 cast member Tati Gabrielle as Marienne to return. Marienne and Joe’s reunion, would it be a good idea for it to happen, won’t be a blissful one: Before she died, Love told Marienne that Joe killed her ex-husband, Ryan. Love cautioned her to “disappear,” and Marienne clearly took her advice.
There will be a host of new characters — and we don’t know which will survive the season. Deadline gave a list of their
- Tilly Keeper (“EastEnders”) will portray Lady Phoebe.
- Lukas Gage (“The White Lotus”) will portray Adam.
- Charlotte Ritchie (“Ghosts”) will star as Kate.
- Amy Leigh Hickman (“Safe”) will portray Nadia.
- Ed Speelers (“Outlander”) will portray Rhys.
Other recurring actors include Aidan Cheng, Niccy Lin, Stephen Hagan, Ozioma Whenu, Dario Coates, Sean Pertwee, Ben Wiggins, Brad Alexander, Alison Pargeter, Eve Austin, and Adam James.