Warning: This story comprises spoilers from season 4, half 1 of You.
Hiya, Joe — or is it Jonathan? Joe Goldberg might have dedicated too many crimes to begin contemporary, however that’s precisely what he tries to do partially 1 of You season 4.
The Netflix sequence’ fourth installment, which premiered on Thursday, February 9, takes the present in a refreshing new path, with Joe (Penn Badgley) dwelling in London and making an attempt to start a brand new life as school professor Jonathan Moore. Whereas Joe shortly finds himself concerned in one more homicide, he turns into the focused prey as an alternative of specializing in the article of his personal affection.
“Season 4 is a legit departure. It’s even in a little bit of a unique style, it’s a little bit of a whodunnit,” Badgley shared throughout an “On Air With Ryan Seacrest” interview in February 2023.
Joe’s main objective partially 1 is to uncover the Eat the Wealthy Killer — a mysterious entity who’s threatening to border him for homicide after a drunken and drug-fueled night time leaves his reminiscence unreliable. Whereas he initially makes an attempt to maintain his fingers clear, a piece connection leaves him tied to London’s elites — and making an attempt to clear his identify.
“Half 1 was a pleasant reprieve. You at all times have to form of go away to return again once more, I suppose. And with this season, it was extra true than ever,” Badgley instructed TV Insider in February 2023 about season 4’s first batch of episodes. “To spend 5 episodes in a extremely completely different style altogether is a stretch and a problem. I feel we rose to it.”
Regardless of displaying a new side of his character — and even getting a brand new identify — enjoying Joe/Johnathan nonetheless felt all too acquainted to the Gossip Lady alum.
“The bizarre factor about Joe although is that he’s simply so distinct,” Badgley defined to the outlet. “And the gadget of the narration and every part, it’s nonetheless at all times so bodily. I’m at all times doing bodily issues. It is probably not apparent as a viewer, however it’s a very bodily demanding function. So in that manner, it was very a lot the Joe I’ve at all times identified.”
Whereas Joe could also be doing his finest in You season 4, that doesn’t imply Badgley’s opinions on the character have modified — or how he hopes to see the psychological thriller finish.
“The present has at all times been a bit of little bit of a meditation on [people blindly trusting Joe]. Like, what are we actually doing right here? Why will we like this man?” he mentioned. “I hope that we’re headed in direction of a tragic, simply finish for him, no matter that’s.”
All seasons of You are streaming on Netflix.
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