Will there be a 'You' season 4?

Season 3 isn't even out yet and fans are already clamoring for 'You' season 4. Here's what we know so far

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Since its very first season, You has held its viewers at knife point, becoming one of the most popular shows on Netflix. That’s why it’s no surprise that fans are itching to know whether or not they will get You season 4—before the third one has even been released!

The hit Netflix original series—which stars Gossip Girl’s Penn Badgley and The Haunting’s Victoria Pedrett—is back for a third season on Friday, October 15 and from Netflix’s recent announcement they should start preparing for a fourth. Yep, a FOURTH! So what has already been said about the highly anticipated fourth season? Don’t worry, we have the scoop on everything You season 4. 

Has 'You' season 4 been confirmed?

Yes! Ahead of the You season 3 premiere on October 15, 2021, Netflix announced the super exciting news that You had been renewed for a season 4.

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The news was welcomed massively by fans as they prepare to delve into the thriller's third season.

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Some fans predicted that You season 4 was likely to happen, as  it is one of the most popular and, for some, the best Netflix show. So unless season 3 ends tragically (we mean for Joe this time), then the story still has plenty to give fans.

When does 'You' season 4 come out?

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there was a longer gap than usual between You season 2 and season 3. The delay also gave the show's creative team more time to develop the third season and hopefully that will show off on Friday when the new batch of episodes are finally released. 

But what does that mean for the fourth season? Well, considering Netflix has already announced the fourth season with a mini trailer, it suggests that they may have filmed seasons three and four back to back. If that is the case then there's a very good chance we'll see You season four by the end of 2022. A typical wait between Netflix shows is a year.

If production for You season 4 hasn't already started, we could still potentially see the series in 2022 if there are not any more delays. If there are, then the earliest we could see the show is 2023. Cry! 

What we will say, though, is if You season 4 is released next year, it will have some stiff competition for the best show on Netflix as it will go up against Bridgerton season 2, another series we can’t wait for.

How many seasons of 'You' are there currently?

As of Friday, October 15, there are three seasons of the Netflix series You. The first two seasons launched fans' obsession when they were released in December 2018 and 2019, respectively. This means the third season is breaking the December tradition by being launched a little bit earlier, this time in October and after a long, almost two-year wait.

What cast might return for 'You' season 4?

Alongside Penn Badgley and Victoria Pedrett, there is some fresh blood joining the show this season in the forms of Shalita Grant who will play Sherry. Netflix describes her as “a 'Mom-fluencer' who appears down to earth, but is actually a mean girl who only pretends to welcome Love into her social circle." Travis Van Winkle will join her, playing "the wealthy Cary, who invites Joe into his inner circle."

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Scott Speedman of Animal Kingdom will also have a recurring role. Netflix has said his character will be called Matthew, “a successful CEO, husband, and uncommunicative father. He's reserved, mysterious, and has a tendency to be withdrawn ... all of which masks a deep well of emotion underneath.” Sounds spooky—we love it!

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There are also actors from the previous seasons who have been promoted to series regulars for season 3, such as Saffron Burrows, Tati Gabrielle  and Dylan Arnold. 

Michaela McManus, Shannon Chan-Kent, Ben Mehl, Chris O’Shea, Christopher Sean, Bryan Safi, Mackenzie Astin, Ayelet Zurer, Jack Fisher, and Mauricio Lara will also appear in the show in recurring roles.

Who will return to You season 4 is still to be seen, so you'll just have to watch season 3 to see who makes it out alive!

Liv is a freelance journalist currently studying English at university. She loves covering everything from entertainment and politics to lifestyle and travel. As well as writing for My Imperfect Life, Liv has bylines in The Times, HuffPost, Den of Geek, Bustle The Metro and The Bookseller.