Actor From Netflix’s ‘You’ Calls Out Fans For Romanticising His Character

Netflix’s new show, You, has got quite a lot of attention recently. The main character, Joe Goldberg (played by Penn Badgley), is not only a stalker but also a murderer.

You’d think that fans wouldn’t warm to someone as awful as this, but it turns out that people have very much been romanticising his character.

Penn Badgley seems to have had enough of fans making him out to be the ideal man, and has been replying to Tweets with an air of criticism.


It looks like the show has been such a huge success since being picked up by entertainment streaming site, Netflix, that they’re now going to do a second series.

To be fair, the series is based on the book of the same name by Caroline Kepnes, which does have a sequel called Hidden Bodies.

The Express reported the next series is going into production and said it’s set to continue Joe’s story, echoing events depicted in the follow-up book.


In the second book Joe moves to LA to start a new life for himself, setting on a new search for ‘love’ and ends up facing some childhood trauma.

Series showrunner Sera Gamble gave away a few teasers about some possibilities of the upcoming series.

She told the Express: “Part of the fun of continuing the story is that the loose ends from Joe’s past are still dangling and could come back to him at anytime.

“He is very worried about the fact that Peach Salinger’s family has hired people to investigate her alleged suicide, and there is evidence potentially still at her house from season one.

“If you look at every act of violence that he does in season one, that is potentially something that could come back and bite him. And Dr. Nicky is in prison and he is ardently protesting his innocence.”


She added: “It’s too soon to say definitely whether John Stamos will return in season two,but we have been talking a lot about the character and we’re excited to keep telling that story.”

Well, it’s actually a pretty damn horrific programme, when you think about the message that it actually sends, and fans have been rushing to social media to reveal how frightened they’ve become of Penn’s character.

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