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You season 5 release date speculation, plot, cast, and news

Joe Goldberg may have found love but his story isn't over just yet. Here's everything we know about the You season 5 release date, cast, and more.

You season 5 release date: Joe Goldberg (Penn Badgley)

When is the You season 5 release date? Joe Goldberg’s quest for love has taken him across the continental United States and even to Europe, but by the end of season 4, our romantic anti-hero finally seemed to settle down.

After a few false starts and a murder or two, the You season 4 ending saw Joe (Penn Badgley) find peace with Kate Galvin-Lockwood (Charlotte Ritchie) and reclaim his life in New York City. So, is that the end of Joe’s adventures? Are we done with You? Well, if you are after some stalker-worthy intel, you’re in the right place. You season 5 has officially been confirmed, so here is everything you need to know about the next chapter in our favorite Netflix series.

You season 5 release date speculation

Netflix has revealed that You season 5 will release sometime in 2024, and while there is no specific release date just yet, it’s likely that new episodes will only start dropping late in the year.

The reason why we are confident in our late 2024 estimate is because of two things. Firstly, there has been a crew change, with Sera Gamble stepping down as the showrunner. Replacing her are Michael Foley and Justin W Lo, who were previously executive producers on the thriller series.

Secondly, production on the series was delayed due to the 2023 Writers Strike and Actors Strike. While the strike is now over, Netflix has a backlog of series to get started on again, like Stranger Things season 5. So, with a busy schedule, we doubt that Joe will return anytime soon. Stay tuned for updates!

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Who will be in the You season 5 cast?

It wouldn’t be You if Penn Badgley didn’t return as Joe one last time. But apart from that, it’s hard to tell who will be joining him.

Sure, we can expect Charlotte Ritchie to return as Kate, but given Joe’s active imagination and kill count, we can also bet on some ghosts from the past re-appearing.

Here’s the expected You season 5 cast list:

  • Penn Badgley as Joe
  • Ed Speelers as Rhys
  • Charlotte Ritchie as Kate
  • Tati Gabrielle as Marienne
  • Amy-Leigh Hickman as Nadia
  • Ben Wiggins as Roald Walker-Burton
  • Tilly Keeper as Lady Phoebe
  • Jenna Ortega as Ellie Alves
  • Ben Mehl as Dante Ferguson
  • Noel Arthur as Lansing
  • Saffron Burrows as Dottie Quinn
  • Michael Reilly Burke as Ray Quinn

you season 5 release date:penn badgley as joe

What will happen in You season 5?

We don’t know exactly what will happen in You season 5, but it seems likely that Joe will finally get his comeuppance.

Whether or not Joe survives the season is another question altogether. Still, in an interview with The Digital Fix, Badgley made it clear that the only way they could move Joe’s story forward is for us to witness his downfall and “dissolution” at long last.

By the end of season 4, Joe seemed to have fully embraced his dark side, as he resolved to use Kate’s wealth and power to carry on murdering people in New York. It seems likely that this lust for blood will be Joe’s downfall — surely he can’t keep that, along with his other secrets, hidden from Kate forever.

There are also the various other skeletons in his closet he’s amassed from each season, and now that the world knows he’s alive, we anticipate that there will be plenty of people out for revenge…

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Is there a You season 5 trailer?

While we are still waiting for a full trailer, Netflix has released a teaser clip for You Season 5, and it is packed with juicy details.

During its 2023 TUDUM event, the streamer shared some footage with Badgley talking about what fans can expect from the upcoming chapter. In the video, we see Joe being threatened, some ghosts from his past, and, of course, a grand shot of New York City as he makes his return.

From the small teaser, there are already tons for fans to look forward to, so make sure you give it a watch down below.

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Where can I watch You season 5?

When it releases, you’ll be able to watch You season 5 on Netflix. And the bad news is that you can only watch You on Netflix, folks.

The series is an exclusive title for the streamer, so you better renew those subscriptions. The good news is that there is plenty new on Netflix this month to enjoy while we wait for Joe’s comeback, and you can also rewatch all the previous seasons of You if you fancy a refresher as well.

you season 5 release date: joe watching kate

How many episodes will You season 5 have?

It’s likely that You season 5 will have ten episodes. However, we are still waiting for confirmation on whether the season will be split into two parts, like season 4.

If you need a You history lesson, seasons 1, 2, and 3 of the Netflix series were ten episodes long. But season 4 switched things up by splitting the chapter into two five-episode blocks. Netflix has been a big fan of this new “two-part” release plan lately.

Recently, we’ve seen the Netflix anime Baki Hanma split into two parts, and huge titles like The Witcher and Stranger Things undergo the same treatment. So, if we were to guess, expect a five-episode split again for You season 5, friends.

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Will You season 5 be the last season?

Yes, You season 5 will be the last of Joe Goldberg’s misadventures.

Netflix shared the sad news that Joe’s time on the small screen is almost over in March 2023. While goodbyes are always tough, at least we know that the next and final season of You will go out with a bang.

Since it is the last outing, all bets are off, and we are expecting a violent and dramatic climax. Will Joe finally run out of rope and get caught? We don’t know just yet, but it’ll be fun finding out, right?!

If you can’t get enough of Joe’s wickedness, then check out our guide to the You cast, or alternatively, perhaps you’d prefer to peruse our list of the best TV series of all time.

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