Jenna Ortega may be able to oust Ghostface again this year, but Joe Goldberg hasn't forgotten about her.
Ellie Alves was featured as a character in a season 2 episode of "You," and showrunner Sera Gamble revealed that the hit series was hoping to reprise the character for Season 4. Ellie was one of Joe Goldberg's (Penn Badgley) confidantes who survived his friendship, and she is mentioned in Season 3 as someone Joe still contacts and sends money to.
Ortega's co-host of Netflix's "Wednesday" had issues with scheduling.
"We wanted to bring Ellie back and we heard, 'Oh, Jenna is doing some program,'" Gamble told IndieWire. "It's been just such a joy to see Jenna this year. We have ideas for Ellie if her schedule allows her to visit us again."
Plus, while Joe aka Jonathan Moore bonds with his student Nadia (breakout star Amy-Leigh Hickman), it's also more reminiscent of Ortega's Ellie's older brother-mentor bond.
“His connection with Nadia is really inspiring,” Gamble said. “He has such a gentle side that is truly generous. He has really good boundaries with kids...except when he murders their abusive stepparents, but otherwise he’s a wonderful mentor.”
Ortega is set to star in the next slasher "Scream VI," and has three additional films in the works, as well as a second season of "Wednesday."
Gamble has been teased of other possible Season 4 roles, saying, "Any character who isn't dead who knows anything about Joe, it's fair game to try to invoke any justice."
Elizabeth Lail, Victoria Pedretti, Dylan Arnold, Carmela Zumbado, Travis Van Winkle, Shalita Grant, James Scully, John Stamos, and other actors are also alums of "You."
Gamble talked about the "You" family: "These are some busy, in-demand actors."
Tati Gabrielle is returning this season as Marienne, a single mother who escaped Joe's grasps in Season 3 in the Bay Area.
Ortega stated in 2019 that she would like to reprise her role of Ellie.
“It would be fantastic to see Ellie come back and take charge of her life,” Ortega said. “I just want her to be a bigger badass. Joe is evil, he does terrible things, and he gets away with them because of his gender and race and his position in society.” [Ellie] has enormous potential and talent that she shouldn't waste because of him.