Joe’s London vacation has come to a bloody end, and after leaving a trail of dead bodies in his wake, Netflix’s favorite serial killer is back in America. Netflix recently confirmed that You has been renewed for a fifth and final season. WWe will be aware of everything you need to know about You Season 5 on Netflix.
You is a Netflix Original romantic crime drama series created by Greg Berlanti and based on the novels You and hidden bodies by author Caroline Kepnes.
Before its arrival on Netflix, the series was on Lifetime. However, once Netflix picked up the series as an original, the streaming service’s global reach helped boost the popularity of You into the stratosphere, and has been one of Netflix’s most popular crime dramas ever since.
You Season 5 Netflix Renewal Status
Official Netflix Renewal Status: Renewed (Last Update: 03/24/2023)
We have official confirmation that You has been renewed by Netflix for a fifth and final season.
The fifth season will come with some changes as showrunner Sera Gamble is leaving the series as Showrunner after four seasons. She will continue to executive produce the series, meanwhile, executive producers Michael Foley and Justin W. Lo will step in as co-showrunners.
Gamble had this to say about his departure as showrunner for the series;
“As I step away from everyday showrunning to focus on new projects, I am immensely grateful to co-creator and all-round genius Greg Berlanti, Caroline Kepnes, my friends at Berlanti Productions and Alloy Entertainment, and our steadfast partners at Warner Bros. and Netflix. . Making the show alongside our writers, producers, directors, cast and crew has been an honor and ridiculously fun. And I feel lucky to have worked with such a thoughtful and talented artist like Penn Badgely. I am proud of what we have all accomplished and feel privileged to pass the torch. I’m excited to watch and support the You team as they bring Joe Goldberg’s journey to its deliciously twisted conclusion.»
Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter had this to say about the renewal;
“We are incredibly grateful to Netflix and Sera and everyone who has been a part of this show from the very beginning. Sera is the brightest writer and partner and will continue to be a key part of the YOU family as an executive producer. We intend to bring you as many ideas of our company as we can for years to come. Ever since our friends at Alloy shared Caroline Kepnes’ fantastic book, we’ve always thought of it as a journey of five seasons. We are excited to continue our relationship with Mike and Justin as they take the reins as co-showrunners and prepare to bring Joe Goldberg home.»
View statistics of You Season 4
|week period||Hours seen (M)||Range||Week in the Top 10|
|February 5, 2023 to February 12, 2023||92,070,000||1||1|
|February 12, 2023 to February 19, 2023||64,060,000 (-30%)||1||2|
|February 19, 2023 to February 26, 2023||27,750,000 (-57%)||5||3|
|March 5, 2023 to March 12, 2023||75,810,000 (+173%)||1||4|
|March 12, 2023 to March 19, 2023||64,060,000 (-15%)||1||5|
In total, the four seasons have amassed more than 1.1 billion hours of viewing on Netflix. However, when you consider that Netflix has only been releasing weekly data since Q3 2021, if you add the viewing data for Season 2, this brings the viewing stats to over 1.5 billion hours of viewing. The total viewing hours is even higher when you consider that viewing data for the first season was never released, except for the fact that the series had 40 million viewers.
As one of Netflix’s most popular crime dramas, it’s no surprise that the series got a well-deserved final season.
Peter Friedlander, vice president of scripted series for Netflix US and Canada, also weighed in on the renewal;
“YOU became an instant sensation on Netflix with a resounding cultural impact that has grown season after season. We’re excited, and a little terrified, to see how it all ends for Joe Goldberg, but one thing is for sure: YOU will have an unforgettable ending.»
What can we expect to see from You season 5?
joe the billionaire
For the second time in his life, the power and money of Joe’s partner’s family saved him from facing the consequences of his crimes. Thanks to Kate inheriting her father’s fortune and company, Joe now has access to almost unlimited resources.
This means that if Joe were to murder again, it would take very little to sweep everything under the rug.
Joe has embraced his dark self
Always imagining himself the hero of his own story, Joe has tirelessly tried to fight the darker side of his personality. The attempt to disengage from his actions was so strong that it resulted in a mental breakdown that saw Joe hallucinate a manifestation of the dark side of himself.
The symbolism of Joe’s reflection in the skyscraper window and seeing Rhys’s reflection in return is our confirmation that Joe has now accepted his darker self.
Will Joe now kill for fun?
Of course, other than someone threatening him or Kate, Joe has no further justification for murdering anyone. This is Joe we’re talking about though, which means some poor unfortunate (or deserving) soul will eventually cross his path and end up dead.
Deep down Joe likes to kill, only now with Kate’s power and influence does he get the chance to kill with impunity. Knowing that he is protected, Joe can become reckless in looking for any motive to pursue the thrill of killing, especially if he can justify it through some virtuous reasoning of his own, such as protecting himself and Kate.
Will Joe’s past come back to haunt him?
Despite his power and influence, there are three big loose ends that have not been fully resolved. Marienne, Nadia and Ellie Alves.
After refusing to cooperate with Joe, Nadia is currently in prison after being framed for her boyfriend’s murder. In time, there may be a way to free her of it.
We’re not even sure if Joe knows that Marienne is alive. For her sake, it’s better if she keeps it up. Her daughter, Juliette, is the main reason Marienne will never reveal her existence to Joe; However, if she Marienne decides to try to bring him to justice, she will need help.
Finally, there is Ellie, Delilah’s sister, who was killed by Love Quinn. While Joe was still in the US, he regularly sent Ellie money while she was in college in New York City. After Joe faked her death and moved to England, it’s unclear if those payments continued. Joe’s return to the United States is a story of great fascination, one that has become very public as Kate has used her power and influence to control the narrative and make Joe the victim of his ex-wife Love. Quinn. If Ellie can connect the dots and realize Joe’s role in Delilah’s death, then she can seek revenge on her sister’s behalf.
It should be noted that Jenna Ortega was intended to appear in the fourth season of You, but his busy schedule prevented him from resuming his role. However, if there is time in your schedule to return, we may see you at You one more time.
Will Joe get his own stalker?
Over the past four seasons, Joe has stalked many people, including himself, but the object of the obsession has been limited to a small group of people, Beck Love, Marienne, and the imaginary Rhys.
With Joe now being the subject of great fascination in the media, maybe it’s time for Joe to get bullied.
Who are the cast members of You season 5?
Naturally, Penn Badgley will return as Joe Goldberg.
We would also expect Charlie Ritchie to reprise her role as Kate Lockwood in season five.
Once we have more information, we’ll be sure to update you with the latest news.
When could I expect to see You season 5 on netflix?
The premiere schedules of the previous 4 seasons of You have been the following;
- Season 1 – 12/26/2018
- Season 2 – 12/26/2019
- Season 3 – 10/15/2021
- Season 4A – 09/02/2023
- Season 4B – 03/09/2023
Between the final episode airing on Showtime and the release of Season 2 on Netflix, just over thirteen months elapsed. Thanks to the pandemic, there was a significant gap of twenty-two months for the release of the third season. There was a sixteen month gap between the third and the first half of the fourth season. Lastly, there was a month separating the first and second half of the fourth season.
Based on previous releases, it could be anywhere from thirteen to sixteen months before we see the final season of You on Netflix. This means that we could see You season 5 on Netflix between April 2024 and July 2024.
What do you think will happen in the fifth season? You? Let us know in the comments below!