Meet Kate: The new female lead alongside Joe in season four of YOU on Netflix

Yep, he’s back up to his old tricks again!


YOU has cast a new female lead for the upcoming season four, and it comes in the form of Kate – a new woman for Joe Goldberg to inevitably become obsessed with.

At the end of season three we saw the death of Love, and Joe faking his own death and moving to Paris, in a desperate attempt to try and reunite with Marienne, who he had become obsessed with during the season. However, there is a new female lead moving forward.

Joe soon moves to London, and is no longer the doting husband in the suburbs, and is now embracing a new life as Professor Jonathan Moore, focusing on academia. At some point along his new path, Joe meets Kate.

Kate in season four of YOU on Netflix

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Kate is smart, independent, suspicious, and misses nothing. She is fiercely loyal to her friends, a brick wall to everyone else. The daughter of a chaotic, bohemian single mother, Kate worked hard to create the life she now leads. She’s an art gallery director whose job means managing tempestuous artists. Kate tends to be “the adult in the room,” and has embraced the moniker of “icy bitch.”

She’s especially protective of best friend Lady Phoebe, a sweet and trusting person whose extreme wealth and fame tend to attract opportunists. Kate prefers “arrangements” to love, which is why she dates fun but self-centred partier Malcolm. When Malcolm invites Joe, an American outsider of no apparent means, into their privileged world, Kate not only immediately dislikes him, she strongly suspects something about the man is not what he seems.

Kate in season four of YOU on Netflix

via Netflix

Kate will be played by actress Charlotte Ritchie in season four of YOU. She is best known as Oregon in Fresh Meat, Barbara Gilbert in Call the Midwife, George in Feel Good and Alison in Ghosts.

The Netflix synopsis for season four reads: “After his previous life went up in flames, Joe Goldberg has fled to Europe to escape his ‘messy’ past, adopt a new identity, and, of course, to pursue true love. But Joe soon finds himself in the strange new role of reluctant detective as he discovers he may not be the only killer in London. Now, his future depends on identifying and stopping whoever’s targeting his new friend group of uber-wealthy socialites…”

Season four of YOU will be available on Netflix from February 9th, with part two dropping on March 9th. For all the latest Netflix news, quizzes, drops and memes like The Holy Church of Netflix on Facebook. 

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