You season 4: Release date, cast, plot, spoilers and trailers

25 October 2021, 16:54

By Katie Louise Smith

Will there be a You season 4? Netflix have renewed the show for a fourth season! Here's everything we know so far...

Oh Joe Goldberg, how we've missed you. You season 3 is almost here, which means it's time to dive back into the twisted world of the ol' baseball cap stalker himself (played by Penn Badgley) and his equally disturbing wife Love Quinn (played by Victoria Pedretti).

We know, we know... You season 3 hasn't even been released yet but for those that are already desperate to find out if we'll be getting another season of the show after season 3, we have some good news.

Thankfully, You season 4 has just been renewed by Netflix! The news was confirmed just two days before the release of You season 3. Sera Gamble, the show's creator, has also already hinted at the future of the series – and there's also another book on the way from author Caroline Kepnes.

Here's everything we know so far about what could possibly happen next in You season 4, and where the world of Joe Goldberg will lead us to in the future.

Will there be a You season 4?

You season 4 renewed at Netflix
You season 4 renewed at Netflix. Picture: Netflix

Has You season 4 been confirmed?

Yes! You season 4 has been renewed at Netflix. The renewal was confirmed a few days before season 3 was released.

Back in 2020, creator Sera Gamble also revealed that she sees the show continuing on for many more seasons.

"I never like to jinx things by being too specific one way or the other," she said. "I will say that we have a lot of stories still to tell. I am not scared at all of saying that we definitely could follow Joe for several more seasons."

She continued: "That being said, it's a tough TV landscape right now. There's about 10 billion TV shows and orders are shorter and there's more competition, so we never really save anything for later seasons. Our rule of thumb is always just if we have a great idea we're going to give it to you right now. Because we believe in the world that Caroline [Kepnes, author of the original book series on which the show is based] gave us and we believe in these characters, we just know they'll keep finding really fucked up shit to get into."

You season 4 release date: When will it come out on Netflix?

There's currently no confirmation about You season 4's release date just yet. Fans will be able to get a better idea of a potential release date once production begins on the fourth season.

Hopefully there won’t be any drastic pandemic filming delays this time around, which means production time will be shorter. If the show begins production soon, you could expect a potential late 2022 release date for season 4.

Will there be another You book? Is a fourth You book coming?

Good news – author Caroline Kepnes is has confirmed that a fourth book is on the way.

The fourth You novel, which is currently untitled, was confirmed back in 2019. Kepnes released the third book in the series earlier this year and is still currently writing book 4.

If you’ve already read the third novel, then you may have some idea of where Kepnes’ story is heading next. However, the Netflix series tends to deviate from the original source material so it’s unclear just how heavily the fourth book will influence the fourth season of the show.

You season 4 cast: Who will return?

Well, based on what happened at the end of You season 3, it doesn't look like there'll be many familiar faces returning for season 4. You season 3 ended with Joe killing Love, setting the house of fire with her in it, and then moving to Paris.

Now that Joe has moved away from the United States completely, it's likely that we won't see any of the characters we've come to know and love/hate over the past two seasons pop up in a regular capacity. There is a couple of characters that could still return in You season 4, though...

Marienne (played by Tati Gabrielle)

The reason why Joe moved to Paris was to find Marienne, who mentioned in conversation that she wanted to move to Paris with her young daughter. In the final scene of season 4, Joe makes it clear that he is on the lookout for the librarian in the French city. Nothing has been confirmed yet but the return of Marienne might be likely.

Ellie (played by Jenna Ortega)

Joe has been sending Ellie money ever since she left Los Angeles at the end of season 2. But when news of his 'death' reaches her, or when she starts wondering why she's not getting anymore money from him, could she pop back up to reveal the truth about her sister's murder?

Elsewhere, expect plenty of new characters in You season 4. Don't be surprised if some familiar faces, like Victoria Pedretti and Elizabeth Lail, pop back up in flashbacks or Joe's dreams to haunt him either.

Oh, and... keep a potential eye out for Cardi B too. If you know, you know.

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You season 4 plot: What will happen next?

You season 4 will likely take place in Paris, where we find Joe Goldberg in the final scene of the third season.

Joe has moved to Paris, after faking his own death, in the hopes of tracking down Marienne who he believes to have moved to Paris with her young daughter. No doubt Joe will end up with a new obsession along the way, too.

Speaking to Collider, show-runner Sera Gamble teased what we can expect from Joe going forward: "I feel like season three is a season of a huge amount of just loss and tragedy for him. And we leave him having lost or felt like he had to let go of everything he cared about really."

"So the story from here, if we get to tell it, is about how he gets any of that back or how he finds something else, because if the Joe you met in the first scene of the pilot, where the bell rings in the book shop, and then the girl in the jeans walks in, if he had one hole he wanted to fill in his heart, now he has like 17."

She added: "So we've been with him longer, so we know more about his baggage, right? So I think there's a lot of that to explore."

Caroline Kepnes’ fourth You book is also not yet finished so fans will just have to sit tight to wait and see what could possibly happen in the next instalment.

If you’ve read Kepnes’ third You novel ‘You Love Me’, you may already have some ideas and theories about the future of Joe Goldberg. But seeing as the show has deviated from the novels quite a bit, fans might be in the dark until the fourth book drops.

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