Actor Penn Badgley has revealed further insight into the continuing adventures of stalker and serial killer Joe Goldberg in the upcoming fourth season of You. The series will find Joe now living in London, with Badgley claiming that the killer will be far too focused on academia and professionalism to stalk and murder people. We’ll see how long that lasts…
“Living in London has allowed me to bury the past, if you will. Gone are the days of unrequited love and longing. This time around I’m focusing on academia and instruction while keeping my typical extracurricular activities strictly professional.”
Speaking with EW, Badgley’s words describe a Joe Goldberg who has seemingly left his so-called “extracurricular activities” behind him. Of course, this would not be the first time the character has tried to curb his criminal desires, and it has never lasted longer than one episode. For what it’s worth, Badgley believes that all Joe really needs is love, saying “I would hug him… I would hold him.” Not that he thinks he really deserves it.
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“I really, at this point, and I think I’ve been clear about how much I detest all of his deeds, so, in that context, I would actually try to love him. Because, the truth is, he’s never gotten that. So I would ask Joe… I, honestly, feel like I would look at him for a long time.”
Produced by Warner Horizon Television, in association with Alloy Entertainment and A&E Studios, the first season of You is based on the 2014 novel by Caroline Kepnes, and follows Penn Badgely as Joe Goldberg, a bookstore manager in New York, who falls in love with an aspiring writer. What begins as an immature crush quickly escalates into toxic infatuation as Joe reveals himself to be a serial killer with an affinity for extreme obsession.
Following all manner of brutal and bloody violence, You Season 3 saw Joe’s life as a father and husband come to a typically savage end. Thus, You Season 4 will take things over the pond to London, finding Joe now living as Professor Jonathan Moore.
You Season 4 Will Be Split into Two Parts
The fourth season of You will be split into two parts, it has been revealed, with co-creator Sera Gamble revealing that this decision regarding the release has been made to give audiences time to process the no doubt twisted events. “Meet Professor Jonathan Moore,” Gamble said, revealing the new alias of Penn Badgley’s character. “You season four part one premieres February 10, 2023. Part two premieres March 10, 2023.” After confirming the release dates for Part One and Part Two of You Season 4, Gamble declares, “Trust me, you’ll need the time to process… and maybe place a few friendly bets about where it’s all going.”
Starring Tati Gabrielle as Marianne alongside Amy-Leigh Hickman, Charlotte Ritchie, Ed Speleers, Tilly Keeper, Lukas Gage, Niccy Lin, Aidan Cheng, Eve Austin, Ozioma Whenu, and Dario Coates alongside Penn Badgley, Part 1 of You Season 4 is now scheduled to land on Netflix on February 10, with Part 2 debuting on March 10, 2023.