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Joe Goldberg Is Back! Penn Badgley Kicks Off Filming for “You'”s Fifth and Final Season in N.Y.C.

Last March, Netflix announced that the hit thriller would be returning for its final season

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Penn Badgley films 'You' in New York City

Penn Badgley and his serial killer persona have begun filming season 5 of You!

In photos obtained by PEOPLE, the actor, 37, was spotted on set and in wardrobe in New York City. Badgley, who stars in the series as Joe Goldberg, was seen in character confidently striding down the street while wearing a black peacoat, a maroon shirt and navy blue slacks. He accessorized his look with matching shoes and a gold band on his finger.

In another photo, the actor was fashioned in a red puffer jacket with a logo that read "Rab" and khaki colored pants.

<p>Christopher Peterson/SplashNews</p> Penn Badgley films 'You' season 5 in New York City

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Penn Badgley films 'You' season 5 in New York City

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Netflix also confirmed in a press release on Monday that the series had begun production on the fifth season, which promises "more thrilling twists and turns."

In the first official image, Joe is pictured walking down the streets of New York City in his black peacoat. As he crosses the street outside of Bleecker St. subway station, Joe keeps his hands in his pocket and offers a smirk.

<p>Netflix</p> Penn Badgley on 'You'

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Penn Badgley on 'You'

Last March, Netflix announced that the hit thriller would be returning for its fifth and final season.

"Will Joe Goldberg finally get his judgment day? Fans of the beloved thriller will soon know more about Joe's fate when YOU returns for a fifth and final season," the streamer teased in a press release at the time.

News of You's renewal came shortly after part 2 of its fourth season aired with one incredible fakeout. The last installment followed Goldberg — under the pseudonym Professor Jonathan Moore — in a new, academic career abroad.

As he stepped into a circle of London elites, a murderer dubbed the Eat the Rich Killer began taking the lives of Goldberg's new friends. But he was committed to remaining celibate from his murderous tendencies, leaving his violent ways behind with his life in America.

Related: 'You' 's Tati Gabrielle Says Penn Badgley Morphed into 'a Whole New Person' on Set During Tense Marienne Scenes

Part 2 focused on Goldberg's unlikely friendship with another man who had a similar taste for blood. But the show asked, How sustainable is a friendship between two killers? And, If Joe continues to fall for the beautiful women around him, will he ever be able to stop killing for good?

Badgley explained the surprising twists in season 4 to British GQ. "It has to go to this place for five episodes where it's like, 'Is he going to become a hero as we've all wanted him to?' It doesn't make any sense when Joe becomes a hero," he admitted. "This is the only place the show could have ever gone and remain relevant, remain responsible, remain intelligent, remain sensitive, but true."

The actor also shared why he believed season 5 could be the last saga inside killer Joe's head. "I know what [showrunner] Greg [Berlanti] pitched me a few years back as what he thought was the right way to end," Badgley said. "If there's another one, it's going to be, I think, a grand finale."

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A release date for You season 5 has yet to be announced.

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