You season 4 comes to Netflix, with a much changed Joe Goldberg

WARNING: this article includes minor spoilers for season 4 of You.
You showrunner Sera Gamble talks about one of Joe’s major spoilers for the new season.
One of the platform’s most successful series is back on Netflix today: You, the romantic crime thriller in which its protagonist, Joe Goldberg, goes to the wildest extremes to win the love of the object of his obsession.

After three seasons in which Joe, played by Penn Badgley, has been through it all, circumstances see the character changing his ways, again, to get away from the events of the season 3 finale.

You season 4 comes to Netflix, with a much changed Joe Goldberg

The first part of the fourth season of You is already on Netflix, with the first five episodes. On 9 March, the second part will be added to the platform’s original catalogue.

After living in the grip of his obsessions, Joe Goldberg has move to London to try to make a new start, which involves losing that bad habit he has of ending up killing people.

New Joe, new life on Netflix
Through an interview with You showrunner Sera Gumble, shared by Netflix, the series co-creator explains how the show will hybridise into a new genre.

You season 4 comes to Netflix, with a much changed Joe Goldberg

Gumble emphasises that Joe is not going to kill in season 4, and that he is trying to change in various aspects of his life.

“He’s finally in a position to match his level of understanding of the books he talks about all the time. He’s really good at it and it’s a pleasure for him to do it. I can say this without spoiling too much: even when his life is falling apart completely, he still enjoys teaching.

It’s fun to put someone who knows literary tropes into one of the most trope-heavy stories possible, and it fits really well with the idea that he’s going to be really different now.

He’s stopped murdering, he’s learned from his mistakes, and he’s going to do whatever it takes to right the karmic balance. That doesn’t just mean growing a beard and teaching American literature, but it means that he may have to try to protect the very people who would have made him at least look the other way.

As we say, the first part of season 4 of You, one of the most interesting additions to Netflix’s original content, is already in the platform’s catalogue. Will Joe manage to reform completely or will he go back to his old ways sooner or later?