“I would love to do a season in Europe! I think it would be a lot of fun …”
The end of season 3 of YOU has already been traumatic. But the series doesn’t end there. Netflix recently ordered Season 4 of YOU. And ideas are already circulating for this new chapter in Joe’s life. Attention spoilers!
Showrunner Sera Gamble explains to TVLine that she would like to start with a change of scenery: “Every season we go to a new place, a new love story with a lowercase A. And I would love to do a European season. I think that would be a lot of fun. One of the questions that turns us on is ‘year after year it’s, what privileged bastard pool do we want to send Joe next? And there are a lot of untapped pools in the world, if you just step outside the borders of the United States … “
So will he live a happy life on the Old Continent with the one that seems to be the right one? “If Joe finds Marienne, he will live happily ever after and have beautiful babies with her. He will learn to speak French, he will become a writer, they will spend a lot of time along the Seine and they will send their children to school in Sweden. “, laugh Penn badgley before correcting: “No, I think Joe will stay Joe. Someone so deeply ill, disturbed, traumatized and violent has a serious obstacle in front of him if he is ever to be able to heal and change. I don’t know if it’s possible for someone who has gone this far elsewhere … “
The finale of season 3 of YOU decrypted
In fact, in which direction will this season 4 of YOU ? “We joke with the authors saying that he will open a shelter to save the abandoned dogs … But in truth, I believe that the characters in this series are mirrors of each other “, resumes the showrunner. “Love was, in many ways, a creepy mirror of Joe. In another way, Marienne is too. In some ways, they come from a very similar background. I think the term ‘soul mates’ is problematic, but in a world where he wouldn’t be so out of balance, they could really support each other, understand each other … “
In any case, season 4 of YOU will be done without Love, killed by her psychopathic lover in the season 3 finale: “It was evident. Of course they weren’t going to stay together “, comments in Collider Penn badgley, who wonders about the future that now awaits his alter ego: “Can Joe find happiness? Do we have to wish him? This is probably the most important question the series will seek to answer until the end (…) In the real world, Where would a person like Joe go? Where is justice for him and for us? Does a person like Joe deserve to die? Yes. But does anyone deserve to kill him? I really think there is. is the whole question. “
Moreover, the actor of YOU goes further in his reflection and considers that if Joe “was tortured and killed by a woman in season 4, that would justify in his mind what he did! He would take himself for the most persecuted man in all of history and become a martyr for love. It’s kind of what he would think in his head. It will therefore be very exciting to discuss (with the authors) what follows. Because the next season could be very different. Very different (…) I think it could be more centered on Joe’s relationship with himself. Because it’s not really a serial killer series. Rather, it’s a series that tells how we can push to the extreme the mistakes we make in our relationships, just to have a good story … “
This season 4 of YOU is expected in 2022 on Netflix.