Actor Penn Badgley (Joe Goldberg) hinted at a big change for You season 4. And with the trailer drop, it basically explains why it’s a good thing.

Netflix’s resident stalker, Penn Badgley’s Joe Goldberg, returns for You season 4 in London. After murdering his wife, Love Quinn (Victoria Pedretti) and giving away their son, Henry, to Dante (Ben Mehl) and Lansing (Noel Arthur) at the end of You season 3, Joe skips town to start over. But it seems Joe’s sins have come to haunt him You‘s upcoming trailer, which has a promising renewed vibe for the Netflix adaptation of Caroline Kepnes’ novels.


Since its release, Netflix has You has been devoured by audiences throughout its three consecutive bingeable seasons, raising the stakes time after time. Although this format isn’t going to keep audiences on their toes forever. In an interview via TodayBadgley teases it You Season 4 tweaked its well-oiled formula for an exciting new one, saying it’s “structured differently” which isn’t necessarily a bad thing for the show. Actually a change of pace and completely new cast and characters You season 4 is definitely something to look forward to as audiences explore London alongside Joe Goldberg.

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You’s Season 4 Trailer Reveals How The Show Has Changed

Joe Stalks Marienne in Paris in new You season 4 poster

Throughout You seasons 1 to 3, Joe has been the wolf prowling his prey. You Season 1 features Joe pining over Guinevere Beck (Elizabeth Lail) and manipulating her life to lead to him. IN You season 2, Joe does the same to Love Quinn (unaware that she did the same to him), but the rose-colored glasses break when Joe realizes that Love shares his murderous tendencies. And Marienne (Tati Gabrielle) i You season 3 is basically just another chain in the chain Candace (Ambyr Childers) started. But in You season 4’s trailer briefly changes Joe’s role by turning him from the hunter to the hunted.

You season 4’s trailer shows a scene where Joe receives an anonymous text complimenting his jacket and teasing that there’s a new wolf in town out to get him. Shifting power from Joe to this mysterious figure, Netflix’s You turns his charming chameleon stalker’s modus operandi on himself. While this is essentially a bad thing for Joe Goldberg trying to move on with his life, this new element is a good thing for the show’s audience, and Yous new unpredictable twists.

Why You season 4 changes are so good for the show

Joe and Kate in You season 4

From season 1 to season 3, You have followed the same format with small adjustments here and there. Though You season 4 would probably still be a success using this pattern, it just wouldn’t get the anticipation it’s getting right now. Therefore, You‘s showrunners were right to change the show’s pace and mood for Season 4.

Given that You season 3 forces Joe Goldberg to actually face his demons (that he’s not a good person), his You the season 4 arc is basically geared towards its own redemption. However, this is made impossible with Joe’s faceless opponent initiating his survival mode. Because of this, You season 4 has an exciting premise that is sure to keep audiences on their toes; wanders up in entertainment value for mystical thrill-seekers.

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