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24th Mar 2023

Netflix’s You will end after season five next year


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By Steve Hopkins

Joe Goldberg will be back for one final chapter.

Netflix’s hit show You will be returning for a fifth season next year, though it will be its last.

The streamer confirmed on Friday (24 March) that Penn Badgley’s serial killer Joe Goldberg will be back for more episodes but that the series will have a change in showrunners.

Longtime You writers Michael Foley and Justin W. Lo will be taking over from Sera Gamble, who originally developed the project with Greg Berlanti and ran the show for its first four seasons.

Gamble said in a statement:

“As I step back from day-to-day showrunning 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.

“Making the show alongside our writers, producers, directors, cast and crew has been an honour and ridiculously fun. And I feel lucky to have worked with an artist as gifted and thoughtful as Penn Badgely. 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.”

You’s first season initially premiered on Lifetime before landing on Netflix, where it became a runaway hit. As a result, the streamer picked up the series then for more episodes.

Accompanying the announcement of the fifth and final season, Netflix teased Joe’s fate, asking: “Will Joe Goldberg finally get his judgment day?”

Earlier this month, Badgley expressed hope that season five of You would be the show’s last.

He told IndieWire: “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.

“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.”

You can check out JOE’s interviews with the cast of You’s fourth season below:

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