Penn Badgley teases ‘You’ season four ‘genre shift’. Image via Instagram @pennbadgley.

‘You’ season four: Penn Badgley teases ‘genre shift’ and more

Penn Badgley, who plays Joe Goldberg on ‘You’ season four teases fans with a ‘genre shift’ and a few ‘familiar faces’. Take a look…


Penn Badgley teases ‘You’ season four ‘genre shift’. Image via Instagram @pennbadgley.

American actor Penn Badgley, who plays Joe Goldberg on Netflix’s You revealed that season four will have a genre shift in an interview with Entertainment Weekly on 7 June.


Penn Badgley revealed that You season four will be shot in Europe, but not Paris like the ending of season three teased. Instead, Joe Goldberg will be heading to London. 

Why? Well Penn put it simply by saying it is cheaper.

“To be real… it’s cheaper,” he said to Entertainment Weekly.

When asked if Joe would feel more liberated now that he’s in Europe and not the states he responded “he would sure hope so.”

“But the problem is in him, it’s not so much outside of him so he’s trying to change. He is always trying — failing trying,” he continued.

Penn also revealed that season four of the hit Netflix series may look and feel different as the show evolves. He went on to tease a genre shift.

“And the writer of the book and the creators of the show, they’ve always known starting from the same place, from the same point — Joe of the books — if you recreated him faithfully, it would be tough to watch. It would be really tough to watch,” he said.

“The tone is similar but it’s shifting in that there is a different format. we’re using a different format. “It’s almost like we’re shifting the genre slightly. And I think it works,” he continued.

Penn Badgley teases ‘You’ season four ‘genre shift’. Image via Instagram @pennbadgley.

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So, will Penn’s love interest (no, not his wife, the other love interest) Tati Gabrille – who played the role of Marienne – be in season four? Yes! Penn confirmed that Tati will be returning and so will some other familiar faces.

“There’s also some other familiar faces which I think I can [say],” he said.

And what about Cardi B? The rapper has had her eye on Joe Goldberg and even changed her Twitter profile photo to him. So, will she be apart of season four? Well… It does not seem likely.

Entertainment Weekly revealed that the pair tried to make something happen but the stars did not align. 

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