When Marienne (Tati Gabrielle) calls Joe Goldberg (Penn Badgley) a murderer to his face in Season 4 of Netflix's You, he tells her she is wrong about him. If you know the show, you know she's not, but his experience with her leads him to want to try to prove her wrong in the upcoming fourth season.
But, as you can see from the the just-released trailer, which you can watch below, suppressing his stalker urges and the more violent ones that often come as a result of him falling for some new woman and wanting to "fix" things in her life are low on the list of what he needs to worry about. Besides, as the trailer also points out, "everywhere you go, there you are." Joe's locale may change, but he's still the same person inside, so can he ever really change?
Perhaps not, but his situation certainly puts him in a very different position from the first three seasons.
Living under a new name, with a new profession, in a new city means he has a whole new group of privileged people around him. This time they are London socialites, who drink, drug, and party as lavishly as they live — and they are being targeted by an unknown assailant known as the "Eat the Rich" killer. With Joe being among them at events, he, too, is in that killer's crosshairs. Suddenly the stalker becomes the stalk-ee.
The season, as showrunner Sera Gamble previously told Metacritic, starts as a whodunnit, as Joe scrambles to learn who is watching him — even as he begins watching yet another woman he thinks he's falling in love with.
"What better way to explore that than to put him in a situation where he feels like he is the only one who can save those people from someone even worse than he's ever been?" Gamble said.
You Season 4 is split into two parts, with the first half (five episodes) streaming Feb. 9 on Netflix and the second half streaming March 9 on Netflix. The show currently has a Metascore of 75 based on critics' reviews from the first three seasons; the review embargo for Season 4 has not yet lifted.
The show is inspired by Caroline Kepnes' Joe Goldberg novels, the first of which is also titled You, and was developed by Gamble and Greg Berlanti, who executive produce alongside Gina Girolamo, Leslie Morgenstein, Sarah Schechter, and Michael Foley.
Season 4 stars Badgley, Gabrielle, Charlotte Ritchie, Lukas Gage, Ed Speleers, Tilly Keeper, Amy-Leigh Hickman, Niccy Lin, Aidan Cheng, Brad Alexander, Ozioma Whenu, and Eve Austin. The show hails from Warner Bros. Television.