Everything to Know About Netflix's 'You' Season 4

Netflix's You season 4 will be split into two parts

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Here's looking at another season of Netflix's You.

Following the show's renewal in October 2021, filming for the anticipated fourth season kicked off in early 2022. Read on for everything we know about what's to come but (consider yourself warned) there are spoilers for season 3 below!

While the wild season 3 finale saw Joe Goldberg (Penn Badgley) jet off to Paris to follow his new obsession, Marienne Bellamy (Tati Gabrielle), it appears that he will wind up in London before too long.

On April 1, 2022, Netflix shared the first official glimpse of Badgley on set, with a stack of English literature books beside him, including Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray and Great Expectations by Charles Dickens. Potential Easter eggs for what's to come in season 4?

Additionally, the streamer shared a handful of new stars joining the cast this season, including Tilly Keeper (Lady Phoebe), Amy Leigh Hickman (Nadia), and Ed Speleers (Rhys).

Here's everything we know about the upcoming season, so far.

Who is in the You season 4 cast?

Tilly Keeper, Penn Badgley, and Amy Leigh Hickman
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Badgley and Gabrielle are set to reprise their season 3 roles, alongside previously announced new stars Charlotte Ritchie and Lukas Gage.

Keeper, Hickman and Speleers will also be series regulars, alongside recurring cast members Niccy Lin (Sophie), Aidan Cheng (Simon), Stephen Hagan (Malcolm), Ben Wiggins (Roald), Eve Austin (Gemma), Ozioma Whenu (Blessing), Dario Coates (Connie), Sean Pertwee (Vic), Brad Alexander (Edward), Alison Pargeter (Dawn), and Adam James (Elliot).

What is You season 4 about?

Penn Badgley and Tati Gabrielle in You. JOHN P. FLEENOR/NETFLIX

In a teaser trailer for the new season, fans see Joe take on a new identity as professor Jonathan Moore as he teases that his time "across the pond" has helped him "bury the past."

In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, Badgley teased that this season will look and feel a little bit different from past seasons. "The tone is similar but it's shifting in that there is a different format. We're using a different format," he said. "It's almost like we're shifting the genre slightly. And I think it works."

Another way season 4 will differ from previous ones is that Badgley won't have any sex scenes.

"I asked Sera Gamble, [the] creator, 'Can I just do no more intimacy scenes?' This was actually a decision I had made before I took the show," the actor said during a Feb. 9, 2023 episode of Stitcher Studios' Podcrushed podcast. "I don't think I've ever mentioned it publicly, but one of the main things is, Do I want to put myself back on a career path where I'm always [the] romantic lead?"

He added, "It got to a point where [I thought], 'I don't want to do that,' so I said to Sera, like, 'My desire would be zero [intimate scenes], to go from 100 to zero.' "

Where does You season 4 take place?

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Despite ending season 3 in the heart of Paris, Netflix revealed that season 4 was actually filmed in London. "Joe's back for a bloody good time. If his book choice tells us anything… our boy might not be in Paris anymore," the streamer wrote on Instagram. Certainly a far cry from the small town of Madre Linda last season.

Who is directing You season 4?

Showrunner Sera Gamble teased that Badgley would be sitting in the director's chair this season as she posted a photo of him on set in August. "We hired a new director this season but he seems to know the show really, really well," she captioned the photo.

Is there a trailer for You season 4?

Netflix gave a closer look at Joe and the new cast members joining the show in a teaser trailer released in September 2022. In January 2023, Netflix unveiled the full trailer for the new season, which shows Joe getting his own stalker.

On Feb. 15, 2023, Netflix released a trailer for part 2 of season 4. In the clip, Joe meets the Eat the Rich killer, who admits, "I want a friend."

Later, Joe seems to deny his killer instincts, saying, "You don't get to tell me who I am. I am not some cold-blooded psycho." However, the clip hints at more murder to come in the season, including flashes of someone chained to a chair and a shovel being dug into soil.

When was You season 4 released on Netflix?

PENN BADGLEY as JOE GOLDBERG in episode 307 of YOU

After previously announcing the release dates in September 2022, Netflix announced that they had moved up the release dates in November 2022. Part 1 dropped on Feb. 9, 2023, and part 2 will drop on March 9, 2023.

Will there be a You season 5?

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Penn Badgley in You. netflix

Netflix hasn't confirmed whether or not You will return for a fifth season, but the fact that they're not marketing season 4 as the final season is certainly a good indication that more is to come.

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