Are you ready to join Joe Goldberg as his journey takes a dark and twisted turn? If yes, then continue reading to find out more about
You Season 5.
It looks like time is ticking fast for Joe as he navigates through the web of secrets and lies that he has created for the last four seasons. His charming facade seems like it’s beginning to crack, which might eventually reveal the true extent of his sinister nature, which has only been known to us! Right now, it’s safe to say that only time will tell what new revelation the final season of this beloved psychological thriller series based on the books by Caroline Kepnes has in store for the fans.
So, if you’re wondering the same, then you’ve reached the right place to get all your answers! For your convenience, we have listed all the latest updates that have been released or even hinted at by the cast and crew so far, which will captivate the audience once again, just like the prior seasons have been able to do so since the show’s inception! At last, it’s time to buckle up and get ready to know all about Netflix’s highly anticipated You Season 5.
You Season 5 Release Date: When is the series expected to return on Netflix?
After receiving a great reception from critics and die-hard fans around the world, the series was renewed for a fifth and final season after the fourth season ended on March 9, 2023. In context, the fourth season has an approval rating of 92% on Rotten Tomatoes, based on 53 reviews, with an average rating of 7.3/10. The website’s critical consensus states, “The hunter becomes prey in You‘s London-set fourth season, which shows some wear as this premise begins to outlive its believability—but Penn Badgley’s sardonic performance continues to paper over most lapses in logic.”
Whereas, on Metacritic, the fourth season received a score of 73 based on reviews from 20 critics, indicating “generally favorable reviews.” Since then, the fans have been wondering whether the final season is going to be a part of the 2023–24 streaming season on Netflix or not. If you are wondering the same, then we can assure you that, as of writing this, no official release date for You Season 5 has been confirmed, so the chances of it premiering this year, let alone being a part of the summer streaming season in August 2023, seem impossible to happen!
We know that this update is a bit disheartening, but on the bright side, we have to inform our beloved readers that Netflix recently released a teaser during Global Netflix’s Tudum fan event, which was held in Brazil in June 2023 confirmed that the final chapter of Joe Goldberg’s bloody tale will return next year on the streaming platform. So, it’s time to prepare and say the final goodbye to You in 2024. We predict that the new episodes might arrive as soon as early 2024, with February being the likely release window, as the fourth season is also planned for the same timeframe.
The series is also expected to premiere at the same time slot as every Netflix original series, which is 12:00 a.m. (PT) or 3:00 a.m. (ET). In order to receive updates on when You Season 5 premieres on Netflix, interested viewers can also enable notifications. Likewise, we would like to emphasize that this is all guesswork at this time, and fans should keep an eye on this topic. Also, the series will premiere on a worldwide scale, which will have different time zones for the international audience, which will help you stream the show along with the global viewers at the same time, which are as follows:
- Alaska: 11:00 p.m. AKDT the night before the release date
- Brazil: 4:00 a.m. BRT the morning of the release date
- Dubai, UAE: 11:00 a.m. GST the morning of the release date
- East Coast of the US: 3:00 a.m. ET the morning of the release date
- England: 7:00 am BST on the morning of the release date
- France: 8:00 a.m. CEST on the morning of the release date
- Germany: 8:00 a.m. CEST on the morning of the release date
- Hawaii: 9:00 p.m. HST the night before the release date
- India: 12:30 p.m. IST on the afternoon of the release date
- Israel: 9:00 a.m. IDT the morning of the release date
- Italy: 8:00 a.m. CEST on the morning of the release date
- Japan: 4:00 p.m. KST the afternoon of the release date
- Midwest of the US: 2:00 a.m. CT on the morning of the release date
- Mountain time in the US: 1:00 a.m. MT the morning of the release date
- South Africa: 9:00 a.m. SAST the morning of the release date
- South Korea: 4:00 p.m. KST on the afternoon of the release date
- Spain: 8:00 a.m. CEST on the morning of the release date
- Sydney, Australia: 5:00 p.m. AEST on the afternoon of the release date
- West Coast of the US: 12:00 a.m PT the morning of the release date
— YOU (@YouNetflix) June 17, 2023
You Season 5 Plot: What to expect in the final season?
As we know that the series is based on the novel by Caroline Kepnes, You, which centers on Joe, a book-loving, hopeless romantic with a penchant for stalking and killing the women he (claims to) love, as well as anyone else who gets in his way. While Joe’s quest for The One began in New York, it carried him to Los Angeles in Season 2, then to the claustrophobic suburbs of San Francisco in Season 3, and finally to London in the fourth season, which has just begun.
The genre-hopping drama put him into a one-percent skewering whodunit across the pond, forcing him to finally acknowledge he’s not a decent man — an incontrovertible fact he resisted for far too long. Joe returns to New York City at the end of the season with his affluent partner Kate (Charlotte Ritchie) and a hazardous new lease on life – a life he’s finally realized is essentially immoral, which Badgley is eager to explore.
“There are many loose ends in Joe’s past,” Badgley says in the Netflix promo, as we see snippets of numerous people Joe has harmed over the last four seasons, which include Dr. Nicky (John Stamos), orphaned Ellie (Jenna Ortega), and Season 3’s bougie Conrads (Shalita Grant and Travis Van Winkle). However, Badgley is unable to confirm which of Joe’s surviving victims will return in Season 5. Tudum told Badgley before Season 4 premiered that he was looking forward to investigating this new and fully integrated version of Joe.
As the enigmatic character continues to captivate audiences with his complex psyche, Badgley’s portrayal has been nothing short of bewitching.
welcome (back) to New York, Joe. see you in S5. pic.twitter.com/WuwScVKbe3
— YOU (@YouNetflix) April 10, 2023
The final season will carry on from where the prior season ended, with Joe having finally admitted that his life is fundamentally immoral and having returned to New York City with his wealthy partner Kate (Charlotte Ritchie) and a perilous new perspective. “I think it sets us up to actually have a really great finale season,” said Badgley in an interview with Tudum ahead of Season 4’s debut. Further adding, “Can his inner monologue evolve some now? What does it mean for him to accept himself?”
“We intend to bring her every idea we can from our company for years to come,” they said before revealing that telling Joe’s story in five seasons had always been the plan. “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.”
“You became an instant sensation on Netflix with a resounding cultural impact that has grown season over season,” said Peter Friedlander, Netflix’s VP of Scripted Series. “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.” All these above statements have excited the fandom to see how the story will be concluded after all the madness of the last four seasons, which fans have loved to binge-watch!
what hat will Joe sport in S5? i wanna see your predictions. pic.twitter.com/T7VfLIntSg
— YOU (@YouNetflix) April 7, 2023
You Season 5 Cast: Who will return to reprise their roles?
When it comes to the cast of the final season, the network has not revealed anything but one thing is certain that the one and only Penn Badgley will return as Joe Goldberg for the last chapter. More casting will be announced later as the story of the show will be different, which needs new characters to conclude the overall plot. Moreover, the series creator Sara Gamble will step down from her role as showrunner, and fellow executive producers Michael Foley and Justin W. Lo will take over as showrunners.
“As I step back from day-to-day show running 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,” said Gamble.
Further adding, “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 Badgley. 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.”
Additionally, Berlanti and Schechter expressed their excitement about working with Foley and Lo in their statement, thanking Gamble for overseeing the show.
“We are so incredibly grateful to Netflix and Sera and everyone that has been a part of this show from the beginning. Sera is the most brilliant writer and partner and she will remain a key part of the You family as an executive producer. We intend to bring her every idea we can from our company for years to come,” said Berlanti and Schechter. “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.”
Foley and Lo also added, “Working with Greg and Sera on You has been a highlight of our careers and we’re incredibly honored to be entrusted with the final chapter of Joe Goldberg’s story.”
You Season 5 Frequently Asked Questions
Has the filming begun?
Due to the ongoing 2023 Writers Guild of America strike along with the 2023 SAG-AFTRA strike, we speculate that the production might have been put on a temporary halt, just like many other Netflix series, which have also stopped their work due to a lack of writers and actors as they have joined hands in striking for the first time in 63 years, resulting in Hollywood having a double strike on its hands, leading to a major delay in the official production, which has yet to commence.
On the other hand, this show has always had a meticulous production schedule that takes place for months, along with the pre-production stage, which also takes time to complete before the shoot effectively begins.
So, we speculate the filming will take time to begin, maybe once the strike agrees on a fair agreement with the parties involved, as representatives of the Writers Guild of America and the major studios have agreed to meet for the first time since the Hollywood writer’s strike began three months ago and request a meeting on Friday to discuss negotiations, which if agreed upon can lead to the writers room opening once again and completing scripts in order to finally starts filming.
We’ll just have to wait and see what happens next! Because if the negotiations do not go in the right direction, then the strikes will continue to gain momentum, causing more delays in series releases across major television and streaming networks.
How many episodes, and where to stream the final season?
The final season is expected to include at least 10 episodes with an average runtime of 41 to 60 minutes, just like the prior season, in order to complete the overall series arc by being consistent. Of course, the final season can be supersized and divided into two parts, which, if it happens, will be confirmed later by the creators. Furthermore, the final season’s renewal was announced earlier this year, making any hopes for additional details being disclosed anytime soon restricted in order to avoid more spoilers!
When You Season 5 draws close to its release date along with the prior seasons, it will be available to stream exclusively on Netflix, with other series of the same genre also accessible on the streaming platform with a range of membership options depending on the package you choose. The basic membership starts at $9.99/month, and the standard membership starts at $15.49/month at no additional cost with any of their services.
Is there any official trailer available for the final season?
There is still a lot of time left for the official trailer to be released, as the pre-production stage is still underway, with the production slated to commence once the strikes reach an agreement in order to avoid any delays in the filming if the creators are aiming for it to premiere next year.
So, it makes sense why no new teaser can be published right now! For the time being, we request that the readers should check out the official trailer of the fourth season in order to recall the plot, which showcases: Joe Goldberg, posing as “Johnathan Moore,” is now residing in London, working as an English professor at a respected institution, and leading a sedate existence. He has also been following Marienne around Europe in an attempt to locate her.
His new life of solitude is disrupted when he begins to bond with a circle of wealthy socialites, who begin to die off one by one as serial murderers begin to target their elite group. Joe reverts to his old habits when he is pinned with evidence and blackmailed by the killer, who plays mind games with his subconscious. While trying to keep his true identity hidden from the group and working to catch the killer, Joe develops feelings for another woman named Kate, who is similar to Joe.
Take a look at the official trailer for Netflix’s You Season 4 below:
While you wait for You Season 5, share your thoughts on the potential plotlines of the fifth and final season in the comments.