Meet the 16 new cast members joining season four of YOU on Netflix
Nobody is safe!
There’s a new season of YOU coming to Netflix, and Joe has a whole new cast alongside him as he takes his murdering activity to the UK. 16 new faces have been announced as joining the new season, and we’re finally going to meet them.
Of course we’re still going to have Joe Goldberg (Penn Badgley) as our favourite murdering lover boy lead, and Marienne (Tati Gabrielle) is still in the cast moving forward. But, there are a whole new host of people standing in Joe Goldberg’s way. Are any of them safe?
Here is the full new cast list, of very very British characters, for season four of YOU on Netflix.
Charlotte Ritchie – Kate
Charlotte Ritchie is cast as Kate, the new female lead alongside Joe in season four of YOU, which almost certainly means this isn’t going to end well. 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.
Tilly Keeper – Lady Phoebe
Kate’s best friend Lady Phoebe is played by Tilly Keeper, who you might recognise as Louise Mitchell in EastEnders. As sweet and kind as she is rich, famous, and chaotic, Phoebe’s every bikini wax has been documented by the tabloids since she was 15 years old. An aristocratic socialite with an avid fan base, Phoebe’s true colors show when she’s alone with her friends. She’s a steadfast cheerleader, especially to American entrepreneur boyfriend Adam. She’s also a wild card: when misfortune strikes, will she rise to the occasion, or shatter?
Stephen Hagan – Malcolm
Born to privilege, Malcolm is a literature professor who enjoys all the social perks of the job without working very hard. A drug-loving bon vivant, Malcolm’s friendliness can tip over into bullying if you resist. He’s dating brilliant, successful Kate, which speaks to his own intelligence and maturity. But he’s also seeing a few others on the side, which cancels out those bonus points.
Amy Leigh Hickman – Nadia
Amy Leigh Hickman, who you definitely recognise from Tracy Beaker, Ackley Bridge and Netflix’s Harlan Coben series Safe, plays Nadia. A literature major with a love of genre storytelling and the aspiration to be a serious author, Nadia’s outspokenness and intensity are a perfect cover for the insecurities carried by a young woman who’s never been accepted by her peer group. She’s made some big mistakes; now, they threaten to destroy her life. She’ll need help, even if it’s from the wrong people.
Ed Speleers – Rhys
Ed Speleers (Outlander, Downton Abbey) plays Rhys. Dry, irreverent Rhys is an author whose memoir garnered him acclaim and pressure to launch a political career. Born into poverty, Rhys lived a traumatic early life before he came into money, going to Oxford and making all the right friends. Now, he moves easily in any social circle, while also seeing through those around him. He doesn’t have much time for partying, though he enjoys staying in touch with his eccentric circle of friends. After all, they were there for him in his troubled youth.
Brad Alexander – Edward
University student Edward’s dad owns a powerful news outlet. Edward is popular and used to being the smartest student in the room. He has a fierce rivalry with fellow student Nadia.
Niccy Lin – Sophie
Niccy Lin (Official Secrets) plays Sophie, an entrepreneur in the body of a pampered jet-setter. Sure, it looks like she’s lying around in a bikini on social media, but every aspect of her feed represents cannily-negotiated high-end sponsorship deals. Underneath her whimsical exterior, Sophie is a watchful protector of her introverted artist brother, Simon.
Aidan Cheng – Simon
Aidan Cheng (Harlots) plays Simon, who is impossible to impress and abhors small talk and strangers. The Oxford-educated son of a Chinese technology magnate, Simon proved the world wrong when, despite his wealth and sheltered life, he proved himself an artist worthy of acclaim.
Ben Wiggins – Roald
Roald hails from an old aristocratic family whose names are on many an important building around Europe. He is attractive, stylish and possessed of perfect manners, but there’s a certain cold calculation to Roald, not to mention rumors of a hidden dark side.
Eve Austin – Gemma
A member of a privileged circle of friends who met at Oxford, Gemma has never given a day’s thought to life beyond the next VIP event, fashion show, or date. She’s a fun friend to party with, but her insular and privileged life has rendered her shockingly tone-deaf and startlingly lacking in empathy towards those with less.
Ozioma Whenu – Blessing
Blessing is a Nigerian princess with several post-graduate degrees and an investor with a passion for cryptocurrency. Wry, fun-loving, unapologetically cliquish with her university friends, her carefree risk-taking in life and business has paid off time and again. What’s her secret? She believes we’re all living in a simulation, so only fools would stop themselves from doing whatever they want.
Dario Coates – Connie
Also joining the new cast for season four of YOU is Dario Coates as Connie. Connie attended Oxford with Kate and Phoebe’s friendship group. He is upper-crust, posh, a sportsman gone soft. Loud, potty mouthed, loves betting, horses, drinking and cocaine. It’s safe to assume that Connie’s never had to face a negative consequence in his life.
Lukas Gage – Adam
Euphoria star Lukas Gage has been added to the cast of the series in a major role, as Adam. Not much is known about his character other than that he will ever be a close friend, or huge problem for Joe. Mysterious!
Sean Pertwee – Vic
Adam’s personal driver/dealer/security, proud and impeccably dressed Vic is loyal and keeps many of Adam and his friends’ secrets. He’s not afraid to get his hands dirty to protect them — the job always comes first. Outsiders are treated with polite but utter suspicion.
Alison Pargeter – Dawn
Dawn is not someone you’d notice in a crowd, and that helps with her work as a paparazzi photographer. But if you’re someone determined to avoid being captured on camera, well, Dawn could pose a problem.
Adam James – Elliot
Rounding off the new cast members joining YOU season four is Adam James as Elliot. World-weary, calm, grounded, allergic to drama, Elliot has lived in California for decades, but his job requires him to travel throughout Europe. Elliot’s employer is powerful, and Elliot always delivers, no matter how challenging the task.
Season four of YOU will be available on Netflix from February 9th, with part two being released on March 9th. For all the latest Netflix news, quizzes, drops and memes like The Holy Church of Netflix on Facebook.