You have been renewed for a fifth and final season — and a familiar face from Joe’s past may come back to haunt him. You are a Netflix original love crime drama show based on Caroline Kepnes’s books You and Hidden Bodies. Greg Berlanti made it. The fourth season of You was sent to Netflix in two parts. The first one put Joe Goldberg in a more redeeming light and was a pretty standard whodunit, but the second one had an epic twist that changed our serial killer main character for good.
The show was on Lifetime before it came to Netflix. But once Netflix picked up the series as an original, the global reach of the streaming service helped send the popularity of You through the roof. Since then, You has been one of Netflix’s most famous crime dramas.
As The show was renewed up for a fifth and final season. Now fans are curious to know about the release date of You season 5. Here is everything about You season 5 including release date, plot & everything we know!
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You Season 5: Release Date
According to sources, You was officially renewed for a fifth season in March 2023, not long after the premiere of Season 4, which fans and reviewers both liked a lot.
Since the renewal happened less than two months before the writers’ strike started in early May, Season 5 of You is probably still in the early stages of writing and is a long way from being filmed.
Netflix said that Season 5 would start in 2024, but there’s a chance that the ongoing strikes will push the new shows past that date.
Writing won’t be able to start again until the Writer’s Guild of America (WGA) strike is over. Even after that, shooting won’t be able to start until a deal is made to end the SAG-AFTRA strike.
Looking at past seasons of You, you can see that shooting took four to five months, and the premieres came five to six months after that. So even when Season 5 of You finally starts filming, it won’t be available to stream for about a year.
The two strikes don’t look like they’ll end soon, and there’s still a lot of writing to do, so You Season 5 might not come out until late 2024 or early 2025, well over a year from now.
Who Is In The Cast Of You Season 5?
It wouldn’t be You if Penn Badgley weren’t in it. The former Gossip Girl actor is set to play Joe Goldberg again in the new season. Charlotte Ritchie, who plays Joe’s new girlfriend, Kate, will play the same character again.
As the show’s last season ends, there have been rumours that some of Joe’s former victims and friends, like Wednesday star Jenna Ortega, who played Ellie in season 2, will show up again. In February 2023, director Sera Gamble said they tried to get Ortega back, but her schedule with Netflix’s Wednesday got in the way.
“It’s been just such a pleasure to see Jenna this year. We have ideas for Ellie if her schedule allows her to visit us again,” Gamble teased at the time.
Gamble said anyone who didn’t die on screen could come back this season, and even those who have already died aren’t entirely out of the running.
“Any character who’s not dead who knows anything about Joe, it’s fair game to try to exert any justice,” she said. “And any character who is dead, [Joe] has a really active imagination.”
During Tudum: A Global Fan Event in 2023, Badgley hinted that Travis Van Winkle, Shalita Grant, and John Stamos, among others, would be back for the new season.
What Will Happened In You Season 5?
Even though Netflix hasn’t said what will happen in the fifth and final season, Badgley has told PEOPLE what he hopes will happen.
“I feel like it’s building towards a greater resolution,” he said. “That’s what I want for Joe … because now, the circumstances are actually different. He has a level of power and wealth that he’s never had.”
“With Love [Victoria Pedretti], he technically had wealth and he was adjacent to some power, but he hated it and he didn’t take it for his own. Whereas now, he seems to be embracing it and taking it for his own. And to be honest, that’s sort of terrifying prospect.”
Badgley added it’s “an evolution of the whole conceit.”
Why Is You Ending?
Badgely told British GQ why he thinks season 5 should be the last, especially after the big surprise in season 4 that the “Eat the Rich Killer” was Joe the whole time.
“I know what [showrunner] Greg [Berlanti] pitched me a few years back as what he thought was the right way to end,” he said. “If there’s another one, it’s going to be, I think, a grand finale.”
“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.”
Badgley added, “The whole thing has been building towards seeing Joe in a different light, truly, which we’ve never ever done before.”
Where To Watch You Season 5?
You can watch the first four seasons of You on Netflix. When Season 5 is released, you will also be able to watch it on the same platform.
Is There A Trailer Available For You Season 5?
Yes, Netflix has already released the first teaser for the next season of You. They showed the short clip at their TUDUM event in Brazil earlier this year. The teaser hinted that any number of characters could return for the hit series’ last episode when Joe and his girlfriend Kate make a fateful trip back to New York.
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