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Everything We Know About ‘You’ Season 5—Including New Cast Members, Filming Schedule, Plot Deets & More

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Penn Badgley in 'You.'
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Looks like Joe Goldberg (Penn Badgley) will be getting one more season of stalking at Netflix: The popular thriller series, You, has been renewed for a fifth and final season by the streaming platform.

In season four, we saw Joe take his horrors abroad, where he started teaching at a British university as (no surprise here) an English professor. However, things started to get quite interesting when the murderer found out that he had his own stalker and tormenter. (And things ended in quite an explosive fashion.)

So, where does that leave us for the final season? And who will join the cast? Here's everything we know so far about season 5 of You.

1. Will Season Five Be the Final Season of You?

Sorry, You fans. Season five will indeed be the final installment of the uber-popular psychological thriller series based on Caroline Kepnes's novels of the same name.

The news was shared in a post on the show's official Instagram page, where the caption read: “Goodbye... YOU. Joe Goldberg will return for the fifth and final season of YOU.”

As noted by Deadline, the final season will also see new showrunners, with Sera Gamble stepping down and executive producers Michael Foley and Justin W. Lo filling the role. (Gamble will continue to serve as an executive producer though.)

2. When Will You Season Five Premiere?

No official release date has been confirmed for You season five just yet, but let's remember—part two of season four premiered on March 9, 2023. The fourth season was split into two sections, with the first half premiering on February 9, 2023, and the final episodes dropping a month later.

However, if we had to make a guess, we'd predict that season five of You will likely drop sometime in 2025. After the show was dropped by Lifetime and picked up by Netflix, each season has premiered a little under two years after the prior one. So, we'll likely see the final installment in either late 2024 or early 2025. All we know is we'll be counting down the days until then.

3. Has You Season 5 Started Production?

On March 25, Netflix announced on their official X (formerly Twitter) page that You season five has officially started production. The tweet included a photo of Joe Goldberg walking the streets of New York City (aka his old stomping grounds). While wearing a black peacoat with a maroon shirt and navy blue trousers, Goldberg is seemingly back to sporting a clean-shaven face (goodbye beard) and black curly locks, which is very reminiscent of how he looked in earlier seasons of the Netflix show.

The caption read, “Spotted: Joe Goldberg in New York City. The 5th and final season of YOU is now in production.”

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4. Who Will Star in You Season Five?

Netflix hasn’t revealed any details about returning cast members—well, excluding Penn Badgley, who will reprise his role as Joe Goldberg.

As for newcomers, Variety recently confirmed that two new cast members will appear in You season five: Anna Camp (Pitch Perfect) and Griffin Matthews (The Flight Attendant).

This news came a few weeks after Netflix revealed that Madeline Brewer (The Handmaid’s Tale) will also make an appearance in the new installment. 

5. What Will You Season Five Be About?

Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter of Berlanti Productions told Deadline that the creators behind You had always envisioned the series as a five-season story. “Ever since our friends at Alloy shared Caroline Kepnes’ fantastic book, we have always conceived it as a five-season journey. We are excited to continue our relationship with Mike and Justin as they take over the reins as co-showrunners and prepare to bring Joe Goldberg home,” they said.

At the end of season four, we saw Joe return to New York, bringing viewers back to the city where the show began. Since the first season, we've seen him travel all over—from Los Angeles to the California suburbs all the way to London. However, whether Joe will finally get his comeuppance is still up in the air.

But as Netflix's VP of Scripted Series, Peter Friedlander, said: “We’re excited—and a bit terrified—to see how it all ends for Joe Goldberg, but one thing is for sure: You are in for an unforgettable ending.”

We can't wait.

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