Netflix renews Penn Badgley stalker hit 'You' for Season 4

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New York Post 13 October, 2021 - 01:51pm

Is you renewed for Season 4?

'You' Renewed for Season 4 at Netflix Ahead of Season 3 Premiere. Variety‘You’ Renewed for Season 4 at Netflix Ahead of Season 3 Premiere

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Although Netflix has not shared any information on what fans can expect in season 4, including a release date, Netflix says it will share additional information such as casting at a later date. While season 4 news is minimal currently, we won't have to wait much longer for season 3.

You season 3 will focus on the main character Joe Goldberg and Love Quinn, his love interest from season 2, as the duo are now married and adjusting to being parents as they raise their son Henry in the suburbs of California. Although Joe is now a married man, he continues to repeat his old habits of obsession with his next-door neighbor, Natalie.

The series is based on the novel series of the same name by Caroline Kepnes, which currently consists of three books, with a fourth book currently in the works. Though don't expect season 3 to be a direct adaptation of Kepnes' third book, as the show will move in its own direction.

While You became one of Netflix's more popular shows in its library, the series' first season originally aired on Lifetime before Netflix picked up the show in 2018. You's second season premiered back in late December 2019 before Netflix decided to greenlight a third season in January of last year.

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It doesn’t take long for them to resort to their old tricks. Joe digs out his trusty blue baseball cap—his version of Clark Kent wearing glasses to conceal his identity—to stalk his married neighbor, Natalie Engler (Michaela McManus). Love becomes suspicious, even as she forms a bond with Natalie’s flirty stepson Theo (Dylan Arnold). (Scott Speedman sporadically appears as Natalie’s stoic husband, Matthew, a tech entrepreneur with quite an agenda.) As the Quinn-Goldbergs fall into old patterns and the body count eventually starts to rise, You takes a familiar shape as well.

Sera Gamble and Greg Berlanti; based on Caroline Kepnes' book Hidden Bodies

Penn Badgley, Victoria Pedretti, Tati Gabrielle, Shalita Grant, Dylan Arnold, Saffron Burrows, Scott Speedman, Travis Van Winkle, Scott Michael Foster

Hour-long drama; complete season watched for review

You continues to offer multiple, increasingly chaotic twists. Fun curveballs are probably expected now for anyone who has devoured the two previous seasons and become familiar with the show’s structure. But You’s mechanical approach still works because the episodes successfully heighten the stakes. Joe isn’t the only committing crimes. In fact, he might be slightly more in control of himself than his wife. (Only slightly.)

As Love is impulsive and wild, Pedretti is absolutely riveting as she seethes in rage, steeps in sorrow, and at a moment’s notice, transforms into a homicidal maniac. The actor’s work in The Haunting Of Hill House and The Haunting Of Bly Manor, or even in You season two was sweet and ingenuous, which makes her dark, expressive turn digging into Love’s pathos even more chilling. Love’s portrayal is bolstered by Pedretti’s sparkling yet terrifying chemistry with Badgley, whose provocative performance makes Joe’s inner monologues almost daunting.

The most compelling aspect of You season three is Joe and Love’s explosive rollercoaster of a relationship. They keep referring to each other as soulmates with a mix of sincerity and abhorrence, and their tumultuous feelings are intensified by the feeling of being trapped in their new home. Madre Linda is a typical affluent suburb with white picket fences and a tight-knit community, similar to the setting of Marc Cherry dramedies like Desperate Housewives and Why Women Kill, where buried secrets thrive under manicured lawns.

Joe struggles to connect with his son (anyone want to tell him The Great Gatsby isn’t a baby book?), but his and Love’s claims to want to do better take a turn when they bring their child along to bury someone. As Joe and Love drive up Madre Linda’s crime rate, their infamous glass cage sees multiple occupants during the season’s 10-episode run.

You quickly dispenses with the question of how the duo is able to continue their murderous spree. Joe’s a straight white man who attracts little suspicion even as people are frequently killed around him. Similarly, Love escaped scrutiny for her ex-husband’s untimely death and for killing her childhood au pair thanks to her wealth. They both find it easy to hide their monstrosity from friends and family members.

Love is an adept adversary for Joe, but ultimately it’s his show, his narration, his warped point-of-view. Joe’s inherent need to project, and to distort the words and actions of the women in his life, creates violent chaos anywhere he goes. You builds on his past with flashbacks to his mother, his formative school years, and callbacks to previous characters like Beck, Peach, and Candace. Joe’s toxic masculinity is on full display once again, especially in his interactions with Marienne, and You delivers sharp commentary as it attacks Joe’s nature. His voiceovers are pretentious—“Parenthood is Groundhog Day written by Jean-Paul Sartre”—but the show is self-aware and more enjoyable for it.

Season three elicits some empathy for Joe and Love, but doesn’t excuse any of their disturbing behavior. It renders an understanding of how generational trauma is passed down to them with detrimental results. Though it can be overstuffed at times, You balances brazen humor with emotional intelligence, all while keeping the mystery intact.

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