Penn Badgley has a lot of feelings about the “You” season 4 ending. Although he agrees the end could be perceived as “somewhat satisfying” if the show doesn’t get renewed for another season … he doesn’t believe it is the conclusion anyone wants.
We’ve seen Joe do some horrifying things — he has killed and maimed and manipulated and buried his crimes (literally and figuratively) for so long it’s unimaginable for him to still lead a normal life after all he’s done. Badgley knows the end of his character’s journey isn’t up to him, but he senses there should be another season where Joe gets what he deserves: the absolute worst. Plus, Joe has more to lose now. The actor shared with IndieWire:
“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 […] 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.”