Hey, you! Netflix’s notorious serial killer is back in action for You Season 4. Wherever Joe Goldberg (Penn Badgley) goes, the body count seems to rise. With Love (Victoria Pedretti), his partner in crime, meeting her demise at the end of Season 3, nothing can stand in the way of Joe finding his next target. This means he’ll once again go through the cycle of relocating, creating a new identity, and doing whatever it takes to captivate his new romantic interest (even if things usually take a dark turn). However, unlike previous seasons, we’re already acquainted with Joe’s latest fixation. Marienne Bellamy (Tati Gabrielle), his former co-worker at the library in Season 3, remains firmly on his radar. Since she’s fled to Europe with her daughter by the end of the last season, Joe will stop at nothing to track her down. With a fresh setting for this twisted storyline, there’s a need for new faces to join the serial killer’s social circle in this location. As You Season 4 introduces a few additions to the cast, here’s your guide to who’s playing who in the upcoming chapter of this popular Netflix thriller.
Penn Badgley as Joe Goldberg/Jonathan Moore
Joe Goldberg has a knack for reinventing himself in new places with new identities, even if his past is filled with dark secrets. After orchestrating his own demise at the conclusion of Season 3, our protagonist has taken his love for literature to heart by assuming the role of a university professor in England. Now, within his academic circles and social sphere, he goes by the name Jonathan Moore. Despite his yearning to prove that he can be a better person, the serial killer finds himself slipping back into old patterns when those close to him, the UK elite, start meeting untimely ends.
Penn Badgley may have first gained fame as Dan Humphrey in the original Gossip Girl series, but his portrayal of the infamous anti-hero in You has catapulted him to a whole new level of recognition. The actor has also left his mark in the world of coming-of-age classics with roles in movies like Easy A and John Tucker Must Die.
Tati Gabrielle as Marienne Bellamy
Marienne was initially introduced in Season 3 as Joe’s co-worker at the library and the object of his fixation at the time. Love had warned her to flee, and she heeded that advice, taking her daughter to Paris. However, based on what we’ve seen in the trailer, it seems like it won’t be long before Marienne and Joe cross paths again. The question remains: Will Joe’s obsession for her wane when a new target captures his attention?
Tati Gabrielle takes on the role of Marienne in You, and this talented actress has recently made her mark in another Netflix production, an anthology titled Kaleidoscope. Prior to this, she was part of the main cast in popular series like The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina and The Owl House.
Charlotte Ritchie as Kate
There’s a fresh face in the series, and her name is Kate. She’s an art gallery director known for her directness, quite the contrast to her boyfriend. While she enjoys her wealth, Kate’s outlook on life is far from frivolous. Although Kate and Joe don’t exactly hit it off when they first encounter each other, she’s destined to become one of Joe’s next romantic interests.
Charlotte Ritchie may be a newcomer to the You ensemble, but she’s already made a name for herself in British TV. Some of her standout projects include Ghosts, Feel Good, and Call the Midwife.
Stephen Hagan as Malcolm
Meet Malcolm, Kate’s boyfriend, the life of every gathering. Like Joe, he’s a university professor, and he’s part of a well-off social circle. It’s through Malcolm’s connections that Joe gets involved with the Oxford society. However, what Malcolm doesn’t realize is that his colleague has a dark secret – he’s a serial killer with more than a passing interest in Malcolm’s relationship with Kate.
Besides his role in You, Stephen Hagan has graced various small-screen productions, including BBC’s The Cut and Stan Lee’s Lucky Man.
Tilly Keeper as Lady Phoebe
Now, Joe has not only the L.A. influencers to deal with but also Lady Phoebe and her boyfriend Adam, adding another layer of complexity to his life. Lady Phoebe is a prominent UK socialite, drawing attention wherever she appears. Her highly publicized romance with Adam keeps them constantly in the spotlight, and their followers see them as the epitome of a perfect couple. But will their superficial lifestyle eventually get on Joe’s nerves?
Tilly Keeper takes on the role of this socialite in the Netflix series, and she’s best known for her portrayal of Louise Mitchell in the British soap opera EastEnders.
Lukas Gage as Adam Pratt
Now, apart from Joe, we have another American in the mix for Season 4 – Adam Pratt. He’s your typical wealthy offspring, hailing from a well-off family on the East Coast. Adam carries the weight of being the sole heir to his family’s vast fortune, and he’s determined to live up to his parents’ expectations. On top of that, he’s in a relationship with Lady Phoebe, which further enhances his high social standing.
Lukas Gage has made the jump from HBO to Netflix, taking on a role in the latest season of You. Before becoming Joe’s friend-turned-rival, he also appeared in the early seasons of Euphoria and The White Lotus.
Ed Speleers as Rhys Montrose
Now, let’s talk about Rhys Montrose, an up-and-coming politician who manages to capture Joe’s attention. His compelling memoir tells the story of his journey, rising from poverty to become one of the wealthiest members of the Oxford society. While Rhys is quite close to the aristocratic group he associates with, his past often creates a divide between his perspective on money and that of his peers.
Before landing a role in the Netflix series, Ed Speleers made appearances in recurring roles in period dramas like Outlander and Downton Abbey.
Amy-Leigh Hickman as Nadia
Now, let’s introduce Nadia, the quintessential teacher’s pet in our university setting. Nadia is an aspiring writer who takes her classes with Joe/Jonathan very seriously. Her intelligence shines brightly and doesn’t go unnoticed. Over time, not only does Nadia become one of Joe’s favorite students, but she also keeps him grounded amidst all the wealthy members of the Oxford society.
Much like Tilly Keeper, Amy-Leigh Hickman also had a role in EastEnders before taking on the character of Nadia in You Season 4.
Ben Wiggins as Roald Walker-Burton
Now, let’s talk about Roald Walker-Burton, another member of Joe’s affluent social circle. Roald happens to be one of Kate’s closest friends, and while he may sport a preppy appearance, there’s a hidden dark side to his character that he strives to conceal.
Interestingly, Ben Wiggins is no stranger to Netflix productions. You can catch him in some of the streaming platform’s other popular shows, such as The Sandman and The Witcher.
Aidan Cheng as Simon
Now, let’s talk about Simon, who, much like Kate, doesn’t exactly hit it off with Joe. Among the group members, he’s one of the few who doesn’t exactly embrace our protagonist with open arms. Simon is also an artist, and he’s collaborating with Kate on organizing his upcoming art exhibition.
In case you haven’t had the chance to see Aidan Cheng’s previous work on screen, you might want to consider adding his past projects to your watchlist. The talented actor has made appearances in notable shows like Silent Witness, The Girlfriend Experience, and Harlots.
Niccy Lin as Sophie
Now, let’s talk about Sophie, who happens to be Simon’s sister and the daughter of a tech entrepreneur. It’s no secret that her expensive taste is a direct result of her privilege. What’s more, she’s quite the influencer, boasting millions of followers who eagerly consume her content on a daily basis.
Before taking on the role of Sophie in You Season 4, Niccy Lin showcased her acting talent in Hulu’s The Great, Drifters, and Treadstone.