Ahead of the third season premiere, the Netflix psychological thriller was announced You was re-recorded for a fourth season.
Executive Producer Sera Gamble said of the series renewal, “When I read the Caroline Kepnes novel, [showrunner] Greg [Berlanti] and I was instantly obsessed with Joe Goldberg and his twisted worldview.
“And it was deeply exciting to watch Penn [Badgley] bring Joe to a spooky but captivating life. We are deeply grateful that Netflix showed You such monumental support, and that people around the world have enjoyed watching Joe get it really wrong over the last three seasons.
“The whole You Team is excited to explore new, darker aspects of love in season four.”
That’s all we know so far You Season four and what to expect from the latest episode – including when it might be released.
Spoilers ahead for seasons one through three of You.
What will happen in Season 4?
Every season from You so far based on a novel by Caroline Kepnes, the first season is based on her book Youseason two on Hidden Bodies and season three loosely based on You love me.
Kepnes has announced that she is working on a fourth book, but it remains unclear how closely season 4 will follow the source material as we don’t know which will come first: season 4 or the as yet untitled fourth book.
At the end of Season 3, Joe murdered his wife, Love Quinn, who, to be fair, tried to murder him first.
After Love’s death, Joe faked his own death and anonymously surrendered his son Henry to his neighbor Dante and husband Lansing. Over the course of Season 3, Joe reverted to his old ways with his new obsession with the librarian, Marienne Bellamy.
After discovering Joe’s true nature, Marienne fled to France with her daughter, and that’s where we stopped – with Joe in the French capital, looking for whoever escaped.
Will Joe ever really change his behavior? Actor Penn Badgley doesn’t think so.
In conversation with TV line, Badgley said, “I think Joe will stay the same. Someone so seriously ill, disturbed, traumatized, and violent faces a serious hurdle if they are ever to heal and change.
“I don’t know if it’s possible for someone so far away.”
While we left Joe in Paris at the end of Season 3, we know that much of Season 4 is set in London. While we don’t know exactly what brought Joe to England, given his history, it’s probably down to someone who caught his eye.
Who is in the cast?
You wouldn’t be the same without starring charismatic killer Joe Goldberg and Penn Badgley (Just A, Gossip Girl) will reprise the role for season four, this time as a widower following the death of his wife Love Quinn (played by Victoria Pedretti) at the end of season three.
Unexplored Star Tati Gabrielle (Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, The Owl House) will also return as Marienne Bellamy.
In February 2022, Netflix announced the casting of Lukas Gage (euphoria, The White Lotus), who will play a new main character named Adam.
“Cage plays Adam, the warm, funny, and party-loving son of a wealthy family who is notorious for not living up to their standards. But one thing he learned from his parents is to do whatever it takes to get what you want,” Netflix wrote on Twitter.
Charlotte Richie (Feel well, Grantchester) was also cast as the new lead opposite Badgley in the fourth season of You as a character named Kate who is loud meetingis the director of an art gallery.
Other new cast members announced include Tilly Keeper (East ofmake me famous), Amy Leigh Hickman (Our girl, Innocent) and Ed Speleers (strangerwolf hall).
Actors cast in recurring roles also include:
- Nicky Lin (Lockdown Kings official secrets)
- Aidan Cheng (Devil Girlfriend Experience)
- Stefan Hagan (The LarkinsLucky man)
- Ben Wiggins (HollyoaksA discovery of the witches)
- Eve Austin (The Athena, the ABC murders)
- Ozioma Whenu (ajar)
- Dario Coates (game rulesDamned)
- Sean Pertwee (Two weeks to live, The Pale Horse)
- Brad Alexander (There is no such thing as a monster)
- Alison Pargeter (chernobyl, The crown)
- Adam James (guard, Hotel Portofino)
When is season 4 coming out?
There was no announcement as to a set release date for Season 4 – however, Netflix confirmed that filming for the new season will officially begin on March 22, 2022 in London.
The first two seasons of the two were released on Netflix in December 2018 and 2019 respectively.
During You was quickly picked up for a third season in January 2020, the production was obviously affected by the Covid-19 pandemic meaning it was not completed until April 2021 and the third season hit TV screens six months later.
Will there be a season 5?
Season five of You has not yet been confirmed, although executive producer Sera Gamble shared ahead of the fourth season renewal Hollywood reporter: “I will say that we still have many stories to tell.
“I’m not afraid at all to say that we could definitely follow Joe for a few more seasons.
“Nevertheless, it’s a difficult TV landscape at the moment. There’s like 10 billion TV shows out there, and the orders are shorter and there’s more competition, so we never really save anything for later seasons.
“Our rule of thumb is always: if we have a great idea, we give it to you immediately.”