London is calling for one last look at You Season 4, in which Penn Badgley plays Joe Goldberg again and lives among the crowded streets of the capital. Surrounded by red double-decker buses and Union Jack flags, serial killer Badgley definitely doesn’t look happy in Big Smoke. Take a last look at You Season 4 below (via Twitter), which also reveals that the fourth season is coming to Netflix a little earlier than expected.
Produced by Warner Horizon Television in association with Alloy Entertainment and A&E Studios, the first season of the series You based on the 2014 novel by Caroline Kepnes and follows Penn Badgley as Joe Goldberg, a bookstore manager in New York City who falls in love with an aspiring writer. What begins as an immature crush quickly turns into a toxic infatuation when Joe turns out to be a serial killer with a penchant for extreme obsession.
Season 2 kicks off a trend that reinvents itself every season, taking Joe to Los Angeles, where he changes his name to Will Bettelheim. The last viewers saw how Joe fought as a husband and father and lived in the suburbs of a California town. Of course, possession and murder soon rear their ugly heads. The third season ends with Joe outwitting his equally bloodthirsty wife and fleeing to Paris in search of the latest object of his sinister obsession, Marienne.
You Season 4 will reinvent everything again
Penn Badgley reported that You Season 4 will reinvent the series again, teasing just how much things will change as we embark on a killer adventure with Joe again.
“I think the most miserable thing that Joe would do is not… If he was tortured and killed by a woman, he, in his opinion, would be almost acquitted,” the actor explained. “He would say: I am the most persecuted person in all of history, and I can become a martyr for love.” It’s kind of what he would think in his mind. And Beck even says it in the first season – she says it all. And that’s why people don’t call the police on him all the time, no matter how absurd it may sound at times. … But it’s true. And so I think next season my conversations with Sera are really, I think, the most exciting ones right now, because I think we’re really going to get into that. And next season could be very different… It could really be very different.”
You Season 4 will give viewers a break from the obsession and inevitable bloodshed midway through, and the series will be split in two. Co-creator Sera Gamble has since revealed that this release decision was made to give viewers time to ponder the apparently confusing events. “Meet Professor Jonathan Moore,” Gamble said as he revealed Penn Badgley’s new character alias. “The first part of the fourth season of You will premiere on February 10, 2023. The premiere of the second part will take place on March 10, 2023.” After confirming the release dates for You Season 4 Parts 1 and 2, Gamble states, “Trust me, you’re going to need time to think things through… and maybe make some friendly bets on where things are going.”
Starring Tati Gabriel as Marianne alongside Amy-Lee Hickman, Charlotte Ritchie, Ed Speleers, Tilly Keeper, Lucas Gage, Nikki Lin, Aidan Cheng, Eva Austin, Ozioma Venu and Dario Coates alongside Penn Badgley Part 1 You The fourth season is set to release on Netflix on February 9, and the second part on March 9, 2023.