What 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? Or will there be a You season 5? Well, you’re in the right place. Here’s everything you need to know about season 5 of our favourite Netflix series.
You season 5 release date speculation
Netflix has confirmed that You season 5 will drop in 2024. No precise release date been given, but we do know that Sera Gamble has stepped down as showrunner. Replacing her are Michael Foley and Justin W Lo, who were previously executive producers on the thriller series.
Given the writers of You season 5 are participating in the 2023 Writers Strike, we can probably expect season 5 to be delayed. At the very least, it means that an early 2024 release is out of the question.
You season 5 cast speculation
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 our full speculative cast:
- 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 plot speculation
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…
Is there a You season 5 trailer?
Sorry, there isn’t a trailer for You season 5 just yet.
But Netflix hasn’t left you high and dry; check out the riveting season 4 trailer below.
Where can I watch You season 5?
When it releases, you’ll be able to watch You season 5 on Netflix.
Since season 2, the show has been a Netflix exclusive, meaning that all the episodes produced thus far are available to re-watch on the streaming service while you wait.
How many episodes will You season 5 have?
It’s likely that You season 5 will have ten episodes.
Every season of You has been ten episodes long, but the latest season switched it up by splitting season 4 into two five-episode blocks. It remains to be seen if they’ll do this again with season 5, but either way, a ten episode season feels like a given.
However, it’s also possible that we will get a shorter season 5 as a result of the 2023 Writers Strike. All we can do is wait to see how things will pan out.
Will You season 5 be the last season?
Yes, You season 5 will be the last of Joe Goldberg’s misadventures. Will Joe finally run out of rope and get caught? We don’t know just yet, but it’ll be fun finding out.
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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