Netflix has officially renewed its psychological thriller series, You, for a fifth and final season. The streamer announced this development on Friday, March 24, via a press statement released on its website. While the release was light on details, it revealed that the show’s fifth season will arrive in 2024.
Peter Friedlander, Vice President of Scripted Series, Netflix, US and Canada, expressed his pride in You’s cultural impact over the years. He continued, "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."
While the fourth season seems to have delivered an elusive happy ending and true love for Joe Goldberg, the report teases that things are not over yet as it posed the question, "Will Joe finally face judgment?"
You season four was well received by fans and critics alike. The show garnered a 92% critics approval rating on the review website Rotten Tomatoes. It is also in its fifth week on the streamer’s Global Top 10 English TV list and is currently charting on the Top 10 television series list in 88 countries.
Unfortunately, Gamble will not be returning as showrunner for the final season as she will be turning her attention to other projects. According to Netflix’s report, Michael Foley and Justin W. Lo, who have been writing for the show since the first and second seasons respectively, will take over her showrunning duties.
Gamble had this to say about her exit from You:
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 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.
For their part, Berlanti and Schechter acknowledged Gamble’s contributions to the show. They confirmed that Gamble will remain as executive producer and stated their excitement to work with Foley and Lo on the show’s final season.
You season 4, as well as earlier seasons, are currently streaming on Netflix.
Fans are fully expecting Jenna Ortega to return as Ellie in You Season 5 as she's one of the few characters who are aware of Joe's true identity.