Warning: Spoilers ahead!
You’s third season has just premiered, but fans are already getting excited about season 4!
Showrunner Sera Gamble lived up to the E! News about what to expect from the upcoming season in an interview.
In Season 3, you find Penn Badgley’s Joe Goldberg and Love (Victoria Pedretti) in the middle of suburbia. But in the end, Joe ended up as a widow and in Paris, France.
“That’s Greg Berlanti just texting me his idle thoughts on a Thursday night, [which] turned out to be great ideas that excite the entire writers room and then we write toward them all season,” said the showrunner of the twist ending.
Joe is a hopeless romantic and loves literature, which is why Paris makes sense to him. The biggest reason, however, is finding ex-coworker and boyfriend Marianne Bellamy (Tati Gabrielle).
“That’s why he’s there,” she explained.
“What’s a completely different kind of environment to put him in? And then also, what haven’t we done that could potentially get him into lots of trouble?” she went on to say.
“That was part of the thinking this season as well, with putting him in suburbia among all of these perfect white picket fence families. None of that is really his area of expertise either.”
And the “more fish out of water he is, the better” she said.
About whether Joe would be reunited with her newborn son Forty, she said she was unsure.
“That’s going to be an ongoing conversation, because no, you can’t pretend something that huge about a character didn’t happen. I think it will shape him from this moment forward. And even his exact plan of when and if he would return for his son is something that we will…if we get to the writers room…come together and talk about for hours and hours and hours between snacks,” she said, adding that You author Caroline Kepnes has “a lot of really interesting ideas and perspectives on Joe as a father.”
Joe is still hiding from people like Dottie Quinn (Saffron Burroughs), Ellie Alves (Jenna Ortega), Theo (Dylan Arnold) and Matthew Angler (Scott Speedman).
“I would put pretty much everyone who’s ever met Joe and gotten away to be on the threat list,” she reasoned, adding that at the end of Season 3, Love’s mom is “pretty destroyed.”
“She’s in active addiction. She’s lost everyone in her family. So, at least in the short term, I can say that she’s in a pretty awful place and not really a place where you could be super calculating and strategic with your life, because she’s just in crisis. But again she’s alive and she’s out there,” she explained.
As for Ellie?
“Jenna is very busy and she’s in the middle of a lot of amazing projects but the only thing I can say about the story and the show is that we talk about Ellie a lot. We referred to her in season one because we were this wanted to clarify that, yes, she’s still out there and she basically represents a threat of sorts to Joe, because he totally has his numbers on who he is and what he is. done,” she explained.
And as for whether he’ll ever be caught, the listener says yes, and the writer and Penn “like thinking about the possibility that he’ll be punished.”
“We frequently end up spinning out just these theoretical conversations about what the most fitting one would be. Should he be killed? Oh no, that would be too easy. Should he be in jail? Like, people think a lot about this, everyone associated with the show thinks about how to punish Joe.”
She did add that it’s unlikely he’ll turn himself in, as his character believes “he really had no other choice but to behave the way he did.”
“He doesn’t ever hurt anybody or kill anybody because he wants to be violent or craves blood. He’s not built in the image of that classic serial killer who like craves blood or something. In my mind, he’s quite the opposite of that. He is telling himself a story about what he has to do to be a good man; to be heroic.”
Love is also definitely dead, despite any theories: “No, like we weren’t trying to make you think there was definitely a parachute under her seat in the airplane. Like, we stabbed her with the syringe on camera, we dragged her body across the floor and then we blew up the kitchen.”