‘You’ Showrunner Says Jenna Ortega may Return in Future Seasons

whats up, Ellie? Jenna Ortega can have been absent from the final two seasons of You — however that doesn’t imply viewers will not ever see her face on the Netflix hit as quickly as extra. 

“Any character who’s not lifeless who’s aware of something about Joe, it’s honest recreation to purpose to exert any justice,” showrunner Sera Gamble instructed IndieWire in an interview printed on Thursday, February 9. “And any character who’s lifeless, [Joe] has a terribly energetic creativeness.”

Ortega, 20, starred reverse Penn Badgley on season 2 of the psychological thriller, which premiered in December 2019. The Scream actress portrayed Ellie, a buddy of Joe’s (Badgley), who miraculously escapes collectively with her life.  

whereas Gamble, 39, instructed the outlet on Thursday that she initially “needed to convey Ellie again,” she in the end heard that Ortega was “performing some current” — fellow Netflix sequence Wednesday — and wouldn’t be obtainable to film. 

regardless of not reprising her function for You’s fourth season, Gamble couldn’t be extra completely satisfied with Ortega’s success. 

“It’s been simply such a pleasure to see Jenna this yr,” the showrunner gushed of the Fallout star. “we have now ideas for Ellie if her schedule permits her to go to us as quickly as extra. … These are some busy, in-demand actors.” 

Ortega, for her half, beforehand revealed she can be open to returning to the sequence — however solely under a pair of circumstances. 

“I don’t want her to get back again and be terribly susceptible and unhappy,” she instructed Teen people in 2019. “we have now to maintain in thoughts that although people nonetheless discover Joe considerably charming, he’s evil, he does horrible issues and he will get away with them attributable to his gender and race and his place in society.” 

The California native added that she would desire to see Ellie develop into an “even greater badass” and “take administration of her life” after ending the season by shifting to Florida. “She has pretty a bit potential and pretty a bit expertise that she shouldn’t waste attributable to him,” she defined on the time.

For now, Ortega is centered on her portrayal of Wednesday — a efficiency that earned her a 2023 Golden Globe nomination for biggest tv Actress in a Musical/Comedy sequence. It’s a job the sure Day star takes significantly. 

“somebody like Wednesday seems very one tone. however there are rather pretty a little bit of assorted routes that you only may take with somebody like her,” Ortega instructed Netflix’s Tudum in November 2022 following the season 1 premiere. “including these layers of insecurity or these lived-in qualities that make a teen a teen is fully fascinating.”

She added, “particularly with a character that we’ve by no means gotten the risk to know effectively enough, as a end result of she’s always been the one-liner, off to the facet with a humorous punchline. to actually have exact frustration and uncertainty was actually fascinating to play and uncover.”


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