Hello, You!

The eagerly awaited fourth season of Netflix psychological thriller 'You' has arrived - and this time the series is set in England.

Welwyn Hatfield Times: Penn Badgley stars in You on Netflix.Penn Badgley stars in You on Netflix. (Image: Netflix)

Gossip Girl star Penn Badgley is back as murderer Joe Goldberg in the hit Netflix show, with the first five episodes of You season 4 available to binge watch now on the streamer.

Following events in season 3, serial stalker Joe is enjoying a 'holiday' in London under the new identity of professor Jonathan Moore. 

Royal Holloway, University of London and Knebworth House in Hertfordshire are just two of the main filming locations for season 4 of You, while scenes were also shot on the stages of Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden.

The Hertfordshire film and TV studios posted on Instagram: "We were thrilled to host ‘You’ at #WBSLeavesden, which filmed on our stages and built London on our backlot.

"The production set lighting and rigging was provided by the teams at WB Set Lighting & Rigging for the nationwide shoot which included iconic London locations and country estates."

Co-executive producer Matthew Patnick said: "It was a pleasure to film 'You' season 4 at Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden. The whole studio team helped make this a great filming experience for our production."

Away from Leavesden, scenes were filmed in various London locations, while Royal Holloway in Egham, Surrey, doubles for the fictional Darcy College campus where Joe is now masquerading as a uni professor.

While the opening episodes of part 1 of season 4 of You are centred around London, with Joe's flat being in South Kensington, the action - and the killing - moves to the English countryside in episode four, entitled 'Hampsie'.

Welwyn Hatfield Times: Tilly Keeper as Lady Phoebe and Charlotte Ritchie as Kate in You in a scene filmed at Knebworth House.Tilly Keeper as Lady Phoebe and Charlotte Ritchie as Kate in You in a scene filmed at Knebworth House. (Image: Netflix © 2022)

Eagle-eyed viewers will instantly recognise the country getaway of Lady Phoebe Borehall-Blaxworth, played by former EastEnders star Tilly Keeper.

Nicknamed HampsieHampsbridge House, where socialite Lady Phoebe and her rich kid friends decamp for a weekend to escape the so-called 'Eat The Rich Killer', is actually Knebworth House.

Welwyn Hatfield Times: Tilly Keeper as Lady Phoebe in episode 4 of You. This scene was filmed outside Knebworth House.Tilly Keeper as Lady Phoebe in episode 4 of You. This scene was filmed outside Knebworth House. (Image: Courtesy of Netflix © 2022)

Episodes 4 and 5 of You were largely filmed on location at the Knebworth estate near Stevenage, with the Gothic-looking mansion with its turrets and gargoyles the setting for the series part 1 cliffhanger.

The fourth episode of You sees Professor Jonathan Moore, aka Joe Goldberg, arrive at the estate through its distinctive gates into the courtyard outside the mansion where drinks are being served.

Welwyn Hatfield Times: Charlotte Ritchie as Kate in episode 4 of season 4 of You. This scene was filmed outside Knebworth House.Charlotte Ritchie as Kate in episode 4 of season 4 of You. This scene was filmed outside Knebworth House. (Image: Courtesy of Netflix © 2022)

Filming of You saw the house and gardens used, with Lady Phoebe's group of friends enjoying a game of croquet on the sunken lawn, while later dining and partying in the banqueting hall.

Various bedrooms and other rooms - such as the library - inside the historic mansion were used for filming, as official Netflix production stills show, including where Phoebe tries to seduce Joe in her boudoir, which is in reality Knebworth's State Drawing Room.

Lady Phoebe's guests even play a 'murder mystery' game inside Hampsbridge - in real life Knebworth House, which is rather fitting as episodes of Jonathan Creek, Midsomer Murders, The Inspector Lynley Mysteries, and Agatha Christie's ​Poirot and have all been filmed at Knebworth.

Welwyn Hatfield Times: Penn Badgley as Joe Goldberg and Lukas Gage as Adam in episode 4 of You in a scene filmed inside Knebworth House.Penn Badgley as Joe Goldberg and Lukas Gage as Adam in episode 4 of You in a scene filmed inside Knebworth House. (Image: Courtesy of Netflix © 2022)

Netflix viewers will have previously seen Knebworth House on screen in Will Ferrell's Eurovision movie, Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga, as Balmoral in royal drama The Crown, and as 'Sexy Beasts Manor' in two series of the streamer's bizarre dating show Sexy Beasts.

Knebworth House posted on Instagram: "Have you spotted us in Season 4 of YOU on Netflix yet?"

 

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Welwyn Hatfield Times: Penn Badgley as Joe Goldberg in episode 4 of YOU, in a scene filmed at Knebworth House Penn Badgley as Joe Goldberg in episode 4 of YOU, in a scene filmed at Knebworth House (Image: Courtesy of Netflix © 2022)

Knebworth House was also a location for The King's Speech, with Colin Firth returning to the estate for shooting of The Secret Garden.

The fairground scene with Hugh Grant in Paddington 2 was also filmed at Knebworth House, and the estate is famous for being 'Wayne Manor' in Michael Keaton's first Batman movie.

As well as hosting huge concerts by Queen, Oasis, Led Zeppelin, Robbie Williams and Liam Gallagher, the Hertfordshire estate has also been used for a number of pop music videos.

The promo for Simple Minds’ hit 'Don't You (Forget About Me)' from the movie The Breakfast Club was shot at Knebworth House, as was Little Mix's Woman Like Me, and Tears for Fears' Mad World video.

Welwyn Hatfield Times: Tilly Keeper as Lady Phoebe trying to seduce Joe in episode 4 of YOU,Tilly Keeper as Lady Phoebe trying to seduce Joe in episode 4 of YOU, (Image: 2022 Netflix)

 

Spoilers alert: What happens in You episode 4, 'Hampsie'

Welwyn Hatfield Times: Penn Badgley as Joe and Charlotte Ritchie as Kate in You.Penn Badgley as Joe and Charlotte Ritchie as Kate in You. (Image: Courtesy of Netflix © 2022)

In You, Knebworth House doubles for the country manor of Lady Phoebe, Kate's aristocrat best friend.

At 'Hampsie', Joe observes Phoebe's friends, including pompous socialite Gemma, behaving rudely to the servants.

Welwyn Hatfield Times: Penn Badgley as Joe and Eve Austin as Gemma in episode 4 of You. This scene was filmed outside Knebworth House.Penn Badgley as Joe and Eve Austin as Gemma in episode 4 of You. This scene was filmed outside Knebworth House. (Image: Courtesy of Netflix © 2022)

Gemma (Eve Austin) later accuses Joe of being the killer over dinner.

Roald (Ben Wiggins) also confronts Joe about being the killer, and pushes him out of a second floor window.

The episode finishes with Joe finding Kate (Charlotte Ritchie) in her bedroom, kneeling over Gemma's corpse with a knife in her hand.

Welwyn Hatfield Times: Penn Badgley as Joe and Ben Wiggins as Roald in episode 4 of You. This scene was filmed outside Knebworth House.Penn Badgley as Joe and Ben Wiggins as Roald in episode 4 of You. This scene was filmed outside Knebworth House. (Image: Courtesy of Netflix © 2022)

Episode 5, 'The Fox and the Hound', opens with Kate insisting she did not kill Gemma. 

Joe agrees to help her cover up the murder. 

But then he gets caught in the act...

 

YOU season 4 is being released in two parts, with the first five episodes out now on Netflix, and the final five episodes in part 2 of the series available to stream from March 9.