YOU season 4 is officially coming to Netflix with its first part on February 10 and with its second part on March 10. Let’s see what we know so far!
UPDATE: Netflix has announced that Season 4 of Penn Badgley’s twisted thriller will now kick off one day earlier than previously expected. Part 1 will now premiere on Thursday, Feb. 9, while Part 2 will now premiere exactly one month later on Thursday, March 9.
Here’s everything we know since the beginning of production!
“Feeling YOU-4-ic. YOU Season 4 is now in production,” the caption read.
Among the celebratory comments was one from Ambyr Childers, who played Candace in the show’s first two seasons.
“Congratulations!!! ❤️” she wrote.
Film Updates announced on Twitter that YOU season 4 has wrapped filming!
Netflix on Friday confirmed that the fourth season of Penn Badgley’s hit thriller (release date TBD) will take place in England, rather than Paris, as was previously announced. He left off in Paris, and viewers will continue to follow Joe overseas during season 4. New episodes were spotted filming in London.
As Joe settles into his life in Paris, his obsession with Marienne will continue, according to Gamble.
“That’s why he’s there,” she shared with E! News. “What’s a completely different kind of environment to put him in? And then also, what haven’t we done that could potentially get him into lots of trouble?”
Penn Badgley has a new role on YOU season 4
It was revealed that Penn Badgley is sitting in the director’s chair this season!
Showrunner Sera Gamble confirmed the news by sharing a snap of Penn wearing headphones while overseeing a scene play-out on set. Sera wrote, “We hired a new director this season but he seems to know the show really, really well.”
Penn Badgley is offering an early preview of YOU season 4
The new season of the Netflix series moves the action to Europe, but Joe Goldberg won’t be roaming the pebbled streets of Paris as alluded to in the third season finale. Instead, he will be taking his murderous ways to London, though there will still be some action in the City of Lights. As Badgley explained to ET’s Rachel Smith during a recent sit-down promoting his new Stitcher podcast, Podcrushed, there was a very practical reason why the series relocated to a different European city for the new season.
“To be real, it’s cheaper,” the actor revealed, sharing that they just finished filming the first four episodes.
While Badgley remained mum about what season 4 entails, he expressed optimism that the change in scenery for Joe meant possibly a shift in demeanor and his persona.
“He would sure hope so,” he said when asked if he felt Joe may feel more liberated being in London versus the States. “But the problem is in him, it’s not so much outside of him so he’s trying to change. He is always trying — failing trying.”
Tati Gabrielle, who was introduced as Marianne in season 3, is expected to return for the new chapter, which Badgley confirmed: “There’s also some other familiar faces which I think I can [say].”
He noted that while You will still remain You, season 4 may look and feel a little different as the show evolves.
“The tone is similar but it’s shifting in that there is a different format. We’re using a different format,” he emphasized. “It’s almost like we’re shifting the genre slightly. And I think it works.”
“Nothing was the same,” Badgley said of You carving its own path in relation to Caroline Kepnes’ series of books, “and the writer of the book and the creators of the show, they’ve always known starting from the same place, from the same point — Joe of the books — if you recreated him faithfully, it would be tough to watch. It would be really tough to watch.”
So, who will Joe encounter across the pond? Read on for a breakdown of the three newest additions to the show’s ever-expanding cast (as first reported by Deadline), along with the names we already knew to expect.
Tilly Keeper as Lady Phoebe
“As sweet and kind as she is rich, famous, and chaotic, Phoebe’s every bikini wax has been documented by the tabloids since she was 15 years old. An aristocratic socialite with an avid fan base, Phoebe’s true colors show when she’s alone with her friends. She’s a steadfast cheerleader, especially to American entrepreneur boyfriend Adam. She’s also a wild card: when misfortune strikes, will she rise to the occasion, or shatter?”
Amy Leigh Hickman as Nadia
“A literature major with a love of genre storytelling and the aspiration to be a serious author, Nadia’s outspokenness and intensity are a perfect cover for the insecurities carried by a young woman who’s never been accepted by her peer group. She’s made some big mistakes; now, they threaten to destroy her life. She’ll need help, even if it’s from the wrong people.”
Ed Speleers as Rhys
“Dry, irreverent Rhys is an author whose memoir garnered him acclaim and pressure to launch a political career. Born into poverty, Rhys lived a traumatic early life before he came into money, going to Oxford and making all the right friends. Now, he moves easily in any social circle, while also seeing through those around him. He doesn’t have much time for partying, though he enjoys staying in touch with his eccentric circle of friends. After all, they were there for him in his troubled youth.”
Lukas Gage as Adam
Adam is an “ex-pat American, the youngest son of a wealthy East-Coast magnate. He’s famous for spectacularly failing to meet the standards of his successful, venerable family. An entrepreneur and a gambler, Adam is a warm and funny party host and fast friend. But underneath, Adam is hiding a trove of secrets and papering over problems with heavy self-medication. Determined to prove himself, Adam’s taking big, risky swings, living by the truism that a good businessman does absolutely anything he can get away with. Does he love his wealthy, titled girlfriend, or is he using her? There’s no doubt he’s manipulating his friends; the only question is how far he’d go.”
Charlotte Ritchie as Kate
Kate is “smart, independent, suspicious and misses nothing. She is fiercely loyal to her friends, a brick wall to everyone else. The daughter of a chaotic, bohemian single mother, Kate worked hard to create the life she now leads. She’s an art gallery director whose job means managing tempestuous artists. Kate tends to be ‘the adult in the room,’ and has embraced the moniker of ‘icy bitch.’ She’s especially protective of best friend Lady Phoebe, a sweet and trusting person whose extreme wealth and fame tend to attract opportunists. Kate prefers “arrangements” to love, which is why she dates fun but self-centered partier Malcolm. When Malcolm invites Joe, an American outsider of no apparent means, into their privileged world, Kate not only immediately dislikes him, she strongly suspects something about the man is not what he seems.
Ritchie and Badgley were spotted in character walking arm-in-arm while filming a scene in July 2022, in photos obtained by Just Jared. One month later, the outlet published photos of the duo sharing a kiss on set in London, hinting that Kate is Joe’s new love interest. Ritchie was also wearing what appeared to be Badgley’s suit jacket while carrying a pair of heels in her hand.
Tati Gabrielle as Marienne
Joe followed Marienne to Paris in the Netflix drama’s third season finale, and although Gabrielle is returning as a series regular, it’s not year clear how Marienne will fit into the narrative of YOU Season 4.
Niccy Lin as Sophie
“Sophie is an entrepreneur in the body of a pampered jetsetter. Sure, it looks like she’s lying around in a bikini on social media, but every aspect of her feed represents cannily-negotiated high-end sponsorship deals. Underneath her whimsical exterior, Sophie is a watchful protector of her introverted artist brother, Simon.”
Aidan Cheng as Simon
“Simon is impossible to impress and abhors small talk and strangers. The Oxford-educated son of a Chinese technology magnate, Simon proved the world wrong when, despite his wealth and sheltered life, he proved himself an artist worthy of acclaim. ”
Stephen Hagan as Malcolm
“Born to privilege, Malcolm is a literature professor who enjoys all the social perks of the job without working very hard. A drug-loving bon vivant, Malcolm’s friendliness can tip over into bullying if you resist. He’s dating brilliant, successful Kate, which speaks to his own intelligence and maturity. But he’s also seeing a few others on the side, which cancels out those bonus points.”
Ben Wiggins as Roald
“Roald hails from an old aristocratic family whose names are on many an important building around Europe. He is attractive, stylish and possessed of perfect manners, but there’s a certain cold calculation to Roald, not to mention rumors of a hidden dark side.”
Eve Austin as Gemma
“A member of a privileged circle of friends who met at Oxford, Gemma has never given a day’s thought to life beyond the next VIP event, fashion show, or date. She’s a fun friend to party with, but her insular and privileged life has rendered her shockingly tone-deaf and startlingly lacking in empathy towards those with less.”
Ozioma Whenu as Blessing
“A Nigerian princess with several post-graduate degrees, Blessing is an investor with a passion for cryptocurrency. Wry, fun-loving, unapologetically cliquish with her university friends, her carefree risk-taking in life and business has paid off time and again. What’s her secret? She believes we’re all living in a simulation, so only fools would stop themselves from doing whatever they want.”
Dario Coates as Connie
“Connie attended Oxford with Kate and Phoebe’s friend group. He is upper-crust, posh, a sportsman gone soft. Loud, potty mouthed, loves betting, horses, drinking and cocaine. It’s safe to assume that Connie’s never had to face a negative consequence in his life.”
Sean Pertwee as Vic
“Adam’s personal driver/dealer/security, proud and impeccably dressed Vic is loyal and keeps many of Adam and his friends’ secrets. He’s not afraid to get his hands dirty to protect them — the job always comes first. Outsiders are treated with polite but utter suspicion.
Brad Alexander as Edward
“University student Edward’s dad owns a powerful news outlet. Edward is popular and used to being the smartest student in the room. He has a fierce rivalry with fellow student Nadia.
Alison Pargeter as Dawn
“Dawn is not someone you’d notice in a crowd, and that helps with her work as a paparazzi photographer. But if you’re someone determined to avoid being captured on camera, well, Dawn could pose a problem.”
Adam James as Elliot
“World-weary, calm, grounded, allergic to drama, Elliot has lived in California for decades, but his job requires him to travel throughout Europe. Elliot’s employer is powerful, and Elliot always delivers, no matter how challenging the task.”
Pictures from set!
Penn Badgley Channels Joe Goldberg in Hilarious TikTok Debut
You actor Penn Badgley made his debut on TikTok by taking on Taylor Swift’s “Anti-Hero” challenge as none other than Joe Goldberg.
In the TikTok, Penn runs through his apartment to answer the door, only to come face-to-face with himself dressed up as Joe in typical fashion—a dark baseball cap and a dark jacket.
“It’s me,” Joe tells Penn, who then tells Joe, “Hi?”
Joe then fervidly points to himself, mouthing the lyrics, “I’m the problem, it’s me.”
Fans appreciated the nod to Taylor’s song, adding, “winner of the anti hero challenge,” referring to a trend where TikTokers make videos about their self-sabotaging moments. The singer-songwriter also approved, commenting, “OMG!!!!” with a starstruck emoji.