Has ‘You’ been renewed for Season 5?: Penn Badgley started off as the lovable, charming narrator in season 1 of You. The initial reaction to his character and the show’s format was really positive. But soon enough, You, on Netflix, took a jarring turn, and ever since, we haven’t been able to shrug off his face from our heads without getting jitters. As charming as Joe Goldberg and his toxic love are, he is unpredictable and unreliable. You’s success, though, is not completely hinged on his central act. It plays a huge part. However, the show’s real victory lies in its rare ability to reel you into bingeing the easy-to-follow story that constantly unfolds in a day and age when the term is becoming irrelevant.
Part 2 of You’s season 4 s set to drop on Netflix tomorrow. This is the first time the show’s season has been split into two halves. While part 1 continued the show’s blockbuster formula, part 2 is expected to answer some important questions. In this piece, we explore the possibility of season 5 of You. Given its success, it should be a no-brainer. But Netflix works in its mysterious ways, and one can never be too sure. Read on to know if You on Netflix has been renewed for season 5.
What happened in Season 4: Part 1 of You?
To follow his love interest, whom he met in Madre Linda, Marianne, Joe settles in London as a professor. He takes up the identity of Jonathan Moore. Joe promises himself that he is done with his past and wants to start a new life. But life has other plans for him. He finds himself unconscious at his home with the dead body of his colleague and neighbor, Malcolm, who introduced him to an elite social group. He disposes of the body and then tries to find out the culprit.
Joe receives text messages on an untraceable app calling him by his original name and giving him details of Malcom’s murder. Joe regularly attends the group’s parties, and more deaths follow his involvement. During this time, he also has an affair with Kate Galvin, Macolm’s former girlfriend. In the season’s final stages, the group comes together and holidays at one of the mansions in rural England. There, more deaths follow, and in the end, the murderer reveals himself to Joe.
Has ‘You’ been renewed for Season 5?
On Friday, March 24th, Netflix announced that You will return for a fifth and final season. The renewal doesn’t come as a surprise because why would streamer stop its glorious cash cow?
You has always been a contender in the top 10 trending shows on Netflix globally, and this time is no different. It stands at number 6 and has been there since part 1 of season 4 aired.
Creator Sera Gamble and Badlgey had already indicated their wishes to continue Goldberg’s arch for a few more seasons. However, the renewal will see a change of showrunners with Michael Foley and Justin W. To step in instead of Sera Gamble and Greg Berlanti, who originally developed the show and ran its first four seasons.
You Season 5: Plot, Release Date, and Casting Details
As the renewal is on its way, plot details and cast will also be released pretty soon. We have seen a continuation of the stories in the previous seasons, and the plot is expected to pick up from where part 2 of season four ends. You author Caroline Kepnes is releasing a new novel from Joe’s point of view, For You and Only You, on April 25, 2023, so there’s a chance that season 5 will take inspiration from that as well.
It is fair to expect the next season will come out late next year or in early 2025. That has been the trend in gapping for the previous seasons of You. The majority of the cast keeps on changing with every new season. Badgley remains the central presence. But it is hard to say who will be back for the next season. A lot will depend on how part 2 of season 4 goes. This is a developing story. We will be updating this page in the future.
Related Read: You (Season 4 Part 1): Recap and Ending Explained