The 10 new episodes of season three arrived on Netflix last Friday, gently pushing 'Squid Game', which held the number one spot on Netflix for three weeks in countries around the world, into second place.
And so, the Love and Joe romance is over. Like, really over. It's so over that the final moments of season three saw Joe Goldberg (Penn Badgley) transporting us to his new Parisian (greenscreen) setting as he searches for Marianne (Tati Gabrielle). Looking ahead, what's in store for the serial stalker in 'You' season four? Well, don't expect it to be anything like 'Emily In Paris', that's for sure.
The Netflix series showrunner Sera Gamble sat down with Collider following that dramatic season finale. The series culminated with Joe turning the tables on his wife, Love (Victoria Pedretti), poisoning her with a wolfsbane needle (while his poisonous effects had worn off, thanks to that adrenaline shot he pre-emptively had taken). The final moments saw him leave his son Henry on the doorstep of his colleague Dante and his partner's house, and off he popped to begin his new life in Paris. Comme tu es romantique, Joe.
Joking that there is no fear of 'You' season four being subtitled 'Joe In Paris', Gamble said of what frame of mind Joe will be in as he heads into the next season. She said: "I think 'Joe in Paris' is hilarious. The idea of him caring about fashion, for example, would be really funny. No, that's not what we're doing. I feel like season three is a season of a huge amount of just loss and tragedy for him. And we leave him having lost or felt like he had to let go of everything he cared about really.
"So the story from here, if we get to tell it, is about how he gets any of that back or how he finds something else, because if the Joe you met in the first scene of the pilot, where the bell rings in the book shop, and then the girl in the jeans walks in, if he had one hole he wanted to fill in his heart, now he has like 17. So we've been with him longer, so we know more about his baggage, right? So I think there's a lot of that to explore."
Touching on the subject of Joe and Love's arduous (and bloody, stabby, unhinged) connection, Gamble said that she and her team had mapped out their entire relationship right from their very first encounter in season two. She continued: "We went into the season knowing where the arc of that relationship would end. And I'll even go further, we knew where this arc would end before we wrote the scene where they meet in the grocery store.
"We always had the idea that there would be this kind of two-season arc, but you make all these discoveries along the way."
All three seasons of 'You' are on Netflix now.