Netflix has officially announced the release date for the Season 4 of their hit psychological thriller series, You.
Based on the novel by Caroline Kepnes, You follows the story of an intellectual bookstore manager-slash-serial killer with an excessive obsession. The drama adaptation is led by Penn Badgley and previously starred by Victoria Pedretti, Ambyr Childers, and Elizabeth Lail.
On October 2021, Netflix confirmed that they will renew the series even before Season 3 premiered. Earlier this year, it was reported that You Season 4 is currently in production.
Read on to find out more about the show’s release date, trailer, story, and news updates.
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You Season 4 Release Date
You Season 4 Release Date (Part 1)
Countdown to February 9, 2023 at 11:00 AM (UTC)
The first three seasons of You aired in 2018, 2019, and 2021. After more than a year of waiting, we finally have the specific release date for Season 4!
According to its official announcement, the Netflix series’ upcoming season is scheduled to premiere this first quarter of 2023.
It will be split into two parts: Part 1 to premiere on February 9, while Part 2 will be released on March 9.
Will Joe be able to live a drama-free life after the tragedy of his past? Let’s count the days till we see You Season 4 on our screens!
You Season 4 Trailer
In a new trailer released by Netflix on their official Youtube account last January 9, 2023, Joe Goldberg is back with a new persona in a new place, and yet he can’t seem to bury his dark past.
Having a new plot and direction after each season, we are not surprised to see that Joe returns with another alias, and this season, as a professor named ”Jonathan Moore”.
However, a thrilling twist awaits Professor Moore as he is the one being stalked this time around. In the video, he receives a series of messages from unknown source. Talk about having a taste of your own medicine!
If you haven’t seen the latest teaser of the series, be sure to watch this video!
You Season 3 Story
In Season 3, Joe and Love live as a married couple with their newborn son in a suburb called Madre Linda.
Despite having a family, Joe still takes interest in their next-door neighbor, Natalie. She is married to a successful CEO and is a stepmom to the teen-aged Theo. However, in a feat of jealousy, Love kills Natalie.
After a wild turn of events, Theo gets closer to Love – even kissing and hooking up with her. Joe knows about this but he doesn’t care as he is still not over his obsession with other women.
Meanwhile, Joe gets into a budding romance with Marienne – a single mother and librarian who struggles with personal problems.
But again, as Love does anything and everything to keep Joe away from other women, Marienne and her daughter fearfully decide to flee the suburbs.
In the unexpected season finale, the toxic relationship comes to a tragedy when Joe kills Love. He abandons his son to a co-worker and sets the house on fire. The deadly breakup pushes Joe to start a new life in Paris.
The upcoming sequel will pick up after the twists and turns of Season 3, which ends with Joe going on the run again, only this time – he is the one being followed by a stalker.
According to Badgley, Season 4 will be quite different as it might be more about Joe’s relationship with himself. Because this isn’t really a show about a murderer, this is a show about… I think it’s taking the mistakes that we make in relationships to the extreme for the sake of a good story.”
Writer of the show, Sera Gamble, also shared that Joe will also deal with his act of abandoning his son Henry and how “it will shape him from this moment forward”.
You Season 4 News
Despite the growing concerns about romanticizing Joe’s behavior, the increasing popularity and positive audience reception of this hit series are undeniable.
In 2018, the Season 1 of You was scored by Rotten Tomatoes with a 93% approval rating. This is correlated to the overall viewership of more than 40 million streams within the first month of its release.
In the following year for season 2, it scored an 87% approval rating and was even included in the Top 10 Most Watched Series on Netflix in America during 2019.
Season 3 also had a favorable impact, as it had a score of 96% approval rating. The 2020 sequel was said to be the best it’s ever been, according to Vulture.
With this, viewers have high expectations for Season 4. Netflix productions made the upcoming sequel bigger with a new setting and more actors on the list.
As shown in the updated poster and multiple posts on You’s official Instagram account, the much-awaited upcoming series is set in London. He is possibly searching for Marienne and will still be having flings here and there.
Actors such as Charlotte Ritchie, Lukas Gage, and Amy-Leigh Hickman will be joining Penn Badgley and Tati Gabrielle as regulars.
Meanwhile, members of the returning cast include Ben Wiggins, Eve Austin, Niccy Lin, Aidan Cheng, Dario Coates, Sean Pertwee, Stephen Hagan, Brad Alexander, and Ozioma Whenu.
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