It is all coming to an end for Joe Goldberg! Here is everything we know so far about YOU Season 5.
Netflix has renewed ‘YOU’ for a fifth and final season, confirming that Penn Badgley will return for another killing spree, for which he might finally face judgment in the psychological thriller. To be fair, this renewal isn’t surprising at all, as the fourth season has already gained critical acclaim around the world, with an approval rating of 92% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 53 reviews and an average rating of 7.3/10.
On the other hand, Metacritic gave it a score of 73 based on reviews from 20 critics, indicating “generally favorable reviews.” With such great reviewers, there is no doubt in our minds as to why the viewers have been requesting to know about YOU’s Season 5 filming status. If you are wondering the same thing, then you’ve reached the right place to get all the answers, as we at the Web News Observer have got you covered!
Recently, Gamble stated, “And I feel lucky to have worked with an artist as gifted and thoughtful as Penn Badgley. I’m proud of what we’ve all accomplished and feel privileged to pass the torch,” she added before teasing the upcoming final season. Further adding, “I’m excited to watch and support the YOU team as they bring Joe Goldberg’s journey to its delightfully twisted conclusion.”
Moreover, the official renewal status of YOU Season 5 was confirmed by the official Netflix special media handle on Twitter, quoting, “Goodbye… YOU. Joe Goldberg will return for the fifth and final season of YOU in 2024.” Take a look at the official announcement below:
Goodbye… YOU. Joe Goldberg will return for the fifth and final season of YOU in 2024. pic.twitter.com/1PIP0pRizK
— YOU (@YouNetflix) March 24, 2023
For the readers who are curious to know about the release date, we are happy to report that the final season has been confirmed to return sometime in 2024 on Netflix. This year’s gap is typical for a show of this caliber to wrap up its meticulous production on schedule. As per our guess, we can assume that the fans can anticipate new episodes as soon as early 2024, with February being the likely release window, as the fourth season is also planned for the same timeframe.
With this potential release window update, the biggest question that is worth thinking about at this point is simply when production will begin for the final season. Right now, we can assure the viewers that the filming won’t begin production for a few weeks. For reference, filming for the fourth season officially began on March 21, 2022, in London and ended on August 27, 2022. This schedule helps to lay out an idea of how the production of the final season might be set up.
If the crew wishes to finish the production on schedule, which typically lasts six months without delaying the premiere, we speculate that the filming can start sometime around mid-to-late 2023, especially around the months of June and August. Additionally, the editing and other crucial post-production factors will definitely need to be delivered in time if the show wants to make its Netflix debut in early to mid-2024.
So, there is a chance this time frame can be accurate, but only time will tell what the crew moves forward with.
Of course, this is just speculation, and we’ll have to wait for some time for any prominent network like Netflix to confirm these details in the near future! While you wait for any more updates, we recommend that the readers should stream all the seasons of YOU, which are available on Netflix with the basic membership starting at $9.99/month, and the standard membership starting at $15.49/month at no additional cost.
You Season 5: Why is this the final season?
Recently, Sera Gamble, the show’s creator, spoke with the New York Post, about the fifth season renewal and how the team decided to end season 4, quoting, “There certainly could be more … We have an idea for what happens next. But, we hope for the best and prepare for the worst. I feel like if your show hasn’t been picked up and you write a season finale that’s only satisfying if it’s a cliffhanger – and we’ll tell you what happens on the other side – it’s tempting the gods to cancel you.”
Penn Badgley said in an interview with IndieWire that there should be one more season, but that it might also turn out to be the finale, quote, “It feels to me like we need to do another season. It feels to me like Joe needs to get what’s coming to him, and now he has further to fall because he has all this power and wealth.”
Further adding, “But of course, that’s not up to me. I don’t know where it’s going. But to me, with this concept and with this character, we always wanted to be responsible and it’s not just the kind of thing we can let keep going because it’s doing well.”
Also stated, “I know the creators of the show always had this next season in mind as its last, should there be another one. And then it will probably be a spectacular resolution because it feels to me like something is in the works by the very end of this season…”All these elaborate plans and interviews by the creators and the show’s star seem to shed good light on the series’ concluding storyline, which will be potentially adapted in the next season.
While you wait for any more updates, stream YOU Season 4, which follows Joe Goldberg, starting anew this time in London. After his previous life went up in flames, Joe Goldberg fled to Europe to escape his “messy” past, adopt a new identity, and, of course, pursue true love. But Joe soon finds himself in the strange new role of reluctant detective as he discovers he may not be the only killer in London. Now, his future depends on identifying and stopping whoever’s targeting his new friend group of uber-wealthy socialites.
Take a look at the official trailer for YOU Season 4 on Netflix’s YouTube channel to recall the events of the season below:
Catch up on the previous seasons while you wait for more You Season 5 updates on Web News Observer.