You Season 3 gave fans of the Netflix series plenty of shocking moments, tragic ends, and really funny commentary on modern society. It also gave us a ton of unanswered questions. So, you can imagine our excitement when You was renewed for Season 4 not too long after Season 3 became available on Netflix. Now, we just have to hold our breath until we hear Joe (Penn Badgley) say “Hello, you” on You Season 4.
Netflix’s 2022 Tudum event gave us plenty of new and exciting details about You Season 4, including the premiere date and a first trailer. Now the cast, trailer, premiere date, and more have been revealed. Let’s dive into all that you need to know about You Season 4.
The You Season 4 Trailer
You Season 4 Part 1 Premieres On February 9, 2023
You fans will be having a bloody valentine with Season 4 kicking off a few days before the most romantic holiday of the year. Per a December update on Netflix's Tudum blog, You Season 4 premieres on February 9, 2023. This gives fans the perfect date night binge. And for those loveless, You is a great show to chill the bones even more than the winter wind.
You fans will likely be left with a major cliffhanger once they finish the first five episodes, because Season 4 is being split in half.
You Season 4 Part 2 premieres exactly a month later on March 9, 2023. And per the mentioned Tudum article, the remaining five episodes of Season 4 will comprise Part 2.
You Season 4 Takes Place In Europe
The You Season 3 ending showed Joe in Paris, seemingly on a quest to find Marienne (new cast addition Tati Gabrielle). However, Paris was likely only the first stop on Joe’s European trip. The You Twitter feed posted a photo confirming that filming would take place in London. In October 2021, You showrunner Sera Gamble teased to Vulture some of the things that fans could expect to see in You Season 4, including why the writers wanted it to take place in Europe:
She went on to explain why somewhere like Europe may appeal to Joe, but may not necessarily be an easy place for him to thrive.
You Season 4's Cast Includes Lukas Gage And Charlotte Ritchie
Like the You Season 3 cast, the new season has a lot of new characters. Charlotte Ritchie, who starred in the original Ghosts series and Fresh Meat, plays a critical role in You’s new season. According to Deadline, she plays a character called Kate, an art director who's described as “icy” and immediately doesn’t trust Joe.
Lukas Gage also has a series regular role as Adam. Deadline describes the character as someone who doesn’t quite live up to his wealthy family’s standards. He’s also a fan of gambling, drugs, and partying. He’s an entrepreneur who takes big risks that might not lead to big rewards. Lukas Gage recently appeared on Euphoria and The White Lotus.
According to Deadline, You has eleven actors in recurring roles, and there will be at least six series regulars. In addition to Gage and Ritchie, Tilly Keeper, Amy Leigh Hickman, and Ed Speleers are some of the other series regulars.
The eleven recurring actors are Brad Alexander, Niccy Lin, Aidan Cheng, Stephen Hagan, Ben Wiggins, Eve Austin, Ozioma Whenu, Dario Coates, Sean Pertwee, Alison Pargeter, and Adam James.
Deadline also revealed a little about each character. Keeper plays Lady Phoebe, the girlfriend of Adam and Kate’s best friend.
Just Jared captured some scenes of You Season 4 filming, and these photos show that Adam and Lady Phoebe are a couple who are a bit glamorous.
You Season 4 Wrapped Filming In August 2022
In November 2021, the You writer's Twitter page posted a photo to announce the start of developing scripts for You Season 4. In February, a photo of the first script from You Season 4 was posted to their Instagram. It revealed that Sera Gamble wrote the script with Leo Richardson.
Richardson seems to be a new writer on You because IMDB doesn’t list him as writing any other You episodes.
The following month on March 22, the You production team took to social media to announce that You had begun filming. On the You Twitter page, a picture of a slate was shown with fake blood and You 4 written on it. It also revealed that John Scott was directing this episode.
In August, Amy-Leigh Hickman posted an image to her Twitter account showing that filming officially wrapped on You Season 4. This is on par with last year’s filming schedule because it took about five months to film Season 3 as well. The release dates are also both about six months apart from the end of filming. The only major difference in the release schedule is the You Season 4 premiere date announcement came sooner than the You Season 3 premiere announcement.
You Season 4 Explores More Of Joe’s Emotional Baggage
You Season 3 revealed a lot more about Joe’s mother issues. While Joe and Love (Victoria Pedretti) were going through couple’s therapy, it seemed like Joe was finally starting to understand some of his issues. Joe has lost a lot in his life, including his son, and it sounds like that’s an area that Gamble wants to further explore in You Season 4.
She told E! Online that the loss of his son will be an "ongoing conversation.” She also shared that she thinks the loss of Henry will factor into who Joe becomes in future episodes. Gamble also explained to Collider that the tragedies of Season 3 may have a big impact on his state of mind in Season 4:
Joe's Season 4 Journey Brings New Love And A New Career
Joe certainly ended Season 3 on a mission to find Marienne. The Deadline article that revealed the names of all the You Season 4 recurring characters also mentioned that Tati Gabrielle will now be a series regular.
Some Daily Mail photos also show some images of Marienne running--possibly away from Joe. There is also an image of Gabrielle and Badgley on the same street but not interacting. It appears that at least part of the new season of You involves Joe’s hunt for Marienne. However, it doesn’t mean that that will be Joe’s whole purpose in Season 4.
She may escape him or he may find a new obsession. The latter option seems to be likely. Digital Spy posted some behind-the-scene images from You Season 4 that showed Kate, played by Charlotte Ritchie, about to kiss Joe. Kate’s initial character description describes her as someone very suspicious of Joe.
The Date Announcement Teaser
So somehow, he must win her over in Season 4. The You Season 4 teaser also shows Joe dressed in his stalker outfit standing behind Kate. He’s also in this clothing while watching Marienne. He must be doing double stalker duty in Season 4 with his old obsession and his new one.
In an interview with Digital Spy, Charlotte Ritchie teased a little bit about what You fans can expect from the dynamic between Joe and Kate. It starts with Kate seeing through him, but she may get seduced by Joe’s killer charm.
The You Season 4 trailer also reveals that Joe has now become a professor in London. He plans to make that his focus, but it’s Joe, so it’s probably just a matter of time before killing people get in the way of his career.
Penn Badgley will also be taking on a new role in Season 4. According to Netflix, Badgley will make his directorial debut this season by directing at least one episode of You Season 4.
We’re excited to see what happens in You Season 4 and meet all the new characters. If you’re still missing You, because it's one of the best Netflix shows to binge, you can always just rewatch the first three seasons on Netflix.
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