Netflix’s ‘You’ Returns for Fifth and Final Season With New Showrunners
Joe Goldberg’s psychotic love story has reached its final chapter as Netflix renews its hit thriller You for the fifth and last season. The streaming giant announced the season renewal news via its TUDUM blog, while also outlining a few key elements of big season finale. For starters, You Season 5 is getting new showrunners as the series creator and original showrunner Sera Gamble steps aside “to focus on developing other projects.” Luckily for fans, longtime servants of the show Michael Foley and Justin W. Lo will take the reigns.
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During the big announcement, the show’s executive producer Sera Gamble revealed that she will be stepping down from her showrunning duties, saying, “As I step back from day-to-day showrunning to focus on new projects, I’m immensely grateful to co-creator and all-around genius Greg Berlanti, Caroline Kepnes, my friends at Berlanti Productions and Alloy Entertainment, and our steadfast partners at Warner Bros and Netflix.”
Gamble further added, “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 an artist as gifted and thoughtful as Penn Badgely. I’m proud of what we’ve 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 delightfully twisted conclusion.”
In an interview with Netflix, Badgely talked a bit about Season 4’s ending and where it leaves his character. He said, “I think it (the ending) sets us up to actually have a really great finale season. Can his inner monologue evolve some now? What does it mean for him to accept himself?” We’re asking the same thing, Joe.
Season 4 ended in quite a spectacular fashion, showing us a brand new Joe, who has come to terms with who he really is – a bad guy. Thanks to Kate’s money, he regained his true identity, becoming a celebrated personality in the process. Now the killer is back on the streets of New York City (where it all started), hoping it would be different this time around. But as we all know now, trouble always has a way of finding him. With You Season 5 wrapping things for good, will our anti-hero be able to make it out alive or will karma get the better of him?
Unsurprisingly, Netflix shied away from sharing any further details surrounding Season 5, simply saying that the series will return sometime in 2024.