Penn Badgley of ‘You’ fame recently shared his thoughts on the show’s future. Currently in its fourth season, ‘You’ has been a massive hit with fans since its debut in 2018. The show follows the story of Joe Goldberg, a troubled bookstore manager who becomes obsessed with a woman named Beck, leading him to commit a series of crimes to win her over.
While promoting the fourth season, Penn spoke to IndieWire about his views on how long the series should continue. The actor believes that ‘You’ should come to a conclusion soon, as the show’s central character, Joe Goldberg, needs to face the consequences of his actions.
“We always wanted to be responsible, and it’s not just the kind of thing we can let keep going because it’s doing well. I know the creators of the show always had this next season in mind as its last, should there be another one. And then it will probably be a spectacular resolution because it feels to me like something is in the works by the very end of this season.”
Despite his belief that the show should come to an end, Penn still feels that another season is necessary to bring the story to a satisfying conclusion.
“You could leave it off where it is now, and it’s somewhat satisfying, but I think what’s particularly dystopic or chilling about it is he has effectively won. You have taken this man and shown him going out on top. In that sense, I don’t think it’s the conclusion that anybody wants.”
“We’re needing to see Joe come to a conclusion. Should there be another season? That to me feels like what is happening. Now Joe has power. There’s a set of circumstances that doesn’t exist before. It’s actually a deeper change. In a way, you certainly don’t think he’s happy. That’s a really terrible feeling. In a way, that reflects reality, like as long as you somehow don’t think Joe is winning. You see a man getting everything he wants, but you know that it’s awful. That to me is spiritually resonant storytelling. But I think we’ve got one more in us.”
It’s clear that Penn has put a lot of thought into the future of ‘You’, and his insight into the show’s narrative and characters will be valued by fans. Fans will have to wait and see whether the show will continue with another season or conclude with the current finale.
What are your thoughts on Penn Badgley’s views on the future of You? Do you think the show should continue with another season, or is it time for Joe Goldberg to face the consequences of his actions and bring the story to a close? Leave your comments below.