Several new images from the upcoming You Season 4 reveal our first look at serial killer Joe Goldberg’s latest victims. Released courtesy of social media, the images offer another look at Penn Badgley as Joe Goldberg, who will take on yet another new identity in the fourth season. That of professor Jonathan Moore. This latest glimpse at You Season 4 also reveals our first look at Ghosts star Charlotte Ritchie as Kate, the latest object of Joe’s sinister affections.
“New city, new identity, new crew. Let’s dig into Joe’s new subjects, shall we?” reads the caption alongside the first batch of images. Followed by “Posh, innit?” and “Bloody hell,” it doesn’t take a professor to work out that the latest season of You will transport Joe and audiences to London.
“Living in London has allowed me to bury the past, if you will,” returning lead Penn Badgley said of Joe’s change of scenery. “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.” Much like every other time that he has tried to bury his violent urges, it’s unlikely that simply growing a beard and teaching will stop Joe from reverting to his old ways.
Beginning back in 2018, the first season of You is based on the 2014 novel by Caroline Kepnes, and introduces 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.
Has Joe Finally Changed His Ways?
Further adventures have seen Joe move to Los Angeles, change his name, and fall in love with a woman named Love. While this began like all of Joe’s other relationships, the tables were turned, and turned violently, when Love revealed herself to be more vicious than Joe himself. He soon finds himself trapped in a suburban nightmare, with he and Love attempting to raise their child while still killing everyone they took a disliking to. The last season of You ends with Joe outsmarting his equally murderous wife and escaping to Paris in search of the latest object of his sinister obsession, Marienne.
Despite a change of location and new employment, don’t bet on Joe changing his ways for too long. While he may flee to London in search of Marienne, once again, it looks like Joe’s sinister obsession will quickly find itself another target. The image of him holding piano wire certainly does not bode well…
You Season 4 stars Penn Badgley as Joe Goldberg aka Jonathan Moore, Tati Gabrielle as Marienne Bellamy, Lukas Gage as Adam, Charlotte Ritchie as Kate, Tilly Keeper as Lady Phoebe, Amy-Leigh Hickman as Nadia, and Ed Speleers as Rhys.
The first part of You Season 4 is scheduled to premiere on Netflix on February 9, 2023, with the second part scheduled for release on March 9.