Netflix’s hit-series, You, has been hit with complaints from viewers after a huge blunder that’s only been spotted by Londoners. The fourth series is mainly set in London, which is the first time the storyline has been set outside the United States. It’s due to be released in two parts.
The first half will be released on the streaming platform on February 9, 2023, and the second half a month later on March 9, 2023. The first series follows the life of Joe Goldberg, a serial killer and stalker who develops an obsession with a woman he meets at his workplace in New York.
A new promotional photo for the fourth series was released on Thursday, November 24. In the photo, Penn Badgley who plays Joe Goldberg, stands on a busy London street, with people rushing behind him. Union flag bunting is displayed between the buildings, and two odd-looking London buses are in the background.
Fans have taken issue with the buses that are much unlike the model of double-decker buses used today. One Twitter user wrote: “Why are these buses from the 80s pls? Did he jump back in time.” Others thought the show was promoting ‘a Sherlock Holmes reboot’.
“I thought it was a new show! Another Sherlock remake even,” another commented. “This is set in LONDON here’s a load of BRITISH FLAGS and TWO RED BUSES,” added a third. The original tweeter replied: “They’ve got him dressed in post-war attire I’m actually crying.”
Red double deck bus at heritage route in London.
The bus model in the promo picture appears to be the AEC Routemaster, which first entered service in 1956. They were used for almost 50 years, and only withdrawn in 2005. You is one of Netflix’s most-watched series. It was in the top ten between December 2019 and December 2020, with a total of 10.96 billion minutes of streaming.
Speaking on Instagram about the new series, developer and producer Sera Gamble, said that the two-part series is to give fans the “time to process [what happens]”, as well as “maybe place a few friendly bets about where it’s all going”.
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