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“I think we’ve got one more in us”: Penn Badgley Teases ‘You’ Season 5 at Netflix After Fourth Season Conclusion

Penn Badgley Teases ‘You’ Season 5 at Netflix After Fourth Season Conclusion

You on Netflix starring Penn Badgley is one of the pulpiest and most twisted thriller series that has caught everyone’s fancy. The show which has now concluded its 4th season has become a viral hit globally with The Gossip Girl star receiving praise for his role as a stalking lover and killer. Every season has shown a different side to his character Joe Goldberg along with new shocking twists to the season finales. Season 4 too reached a thrilling conclusion that left viewers stunned. Now Penn Badgley spills the beans on the possibility of a Season 5 and the development of his character in the show.

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You star Penn Badgley

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You Season 5 could be the last, says Penn Badgley

Talking to IndieWire, actor Penn Badgley revealed that his hit series You should head into a 5th season but it would possibly be the last. Despite a well-rounded climax in Season 4 that could have served as the finale for the series, The Paper Store actor said,

“It feels to me like we need to do another season. It feels to me like Joe needs to get what’s coming to him, and now he has further to fall because he has all this power and wealth,”

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Penn Badgley as Joe Goldberg in You

He also went on to say that the decision was not his to make as it was the onus of the writers of the show to take a call about where the character needed to go. Penn Badgley expressed his confidence in the creators’ ability to steer the show and his character toward a spectacular conclusion.

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Penn Badgley talks about the growth of Joe Goldberg in Season 4

Speaking about the currently concluded Season 4 of You, Penn Badgley detailed his views on his character. He alluded to a more aware and astute Joe Goldberg and said,

“I think maybe where it’s changing is this season, you realize it’s not about anyone else. You realize it’s about him. I think it draws you into a definition of ‘who I am and what do I want, and can I change. Is that possible? What have I done?’”

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Penn Badgley and Charlotte Ritchie in You Season 4

The Easy A actor said that Season 4 could be considered as Part 1 of the conclusion with Season 5 wrapping up Part 2. He also went on to add that if Netflix does not sign up for a 5th season, then the chilling climax of Season 4 could well be satisfactory for fans of the show. The actor concluded with his desire to work for a final season especially since the producer of the show Greg Berlanti had already pitched a brilliant climax that would serve as a great ending for the show.

All 4 seasons of You are streaming on Netflix

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Source: IndieWire

Written by Sharanya Sankar

Sharanya is a mom, bookworm, and cinephile. Having completed her Masters degree in Journalism and Mass Communication, writing is one of her passions. When she is not running behind her 11 and 9 year old, she spends her time watching and blogging about movies. She enjoys a range of genres from Indian mass entertainers to Hollywood and world cinema. Her interests also include analyzing pop culture in movies and music.