- Part 2 of You season 4 dropped on March 9.
- The ending of season 4 leaves it wide open for You season 5.
- Netflix has not confirmed if You season 5 will happen.
Joe Goldberg took chaos to a new level across the pond in London. The Netflix series ended You’s fourth season in jaw-dropping fashion. There were plenty of twists and bold moves that put Joe back on top.
With season 4 out in its entirety, what does this mean for You season 5? There’s plenty of story left to tell, that’s for sure. Joe’s not done just yet. Here’s everything we know so far about You season 5.
Will There Be A You Season 5?
As of March 9, 2023, Netflix has not announced plans for You season 5 yet. The series has quickly become one of Netflix’s biggest successes, so it’s likely that You will get renewed for a fifth season. On February 14, Netflix announced that Part 1 of You season 4 had 92.1M hours viewed since its February 9 release date, according to Deadline.
With Joe back in New York City, season 5 could bring the show full circle. Penn Badgley hinted that a fifth season could be the final season of the show.
“I signed a six-year contract right out the gate. So they could do two more if they wanted,” Penn revealed on the Happy Sad Confused podcast. “I think if there’s another season, I think it’s only going to be one. I think — this is my understanding, but I don’t know, I really don’t know. But I know that everybody concerned, from the top on down, nobody wants this show to become tired.”
You showrunner Sera Gamble revealed that the show’s team already has a plan for season 5. She also elaborated on the show’s overall future.
“We have an idea for season 5 that we’re excited about. It was never anyone’s intention to run this one into the ground. When we’re done, we’ll be done. And we’ll pack it up,” she told THR. “Even in the early conversations with Penn, the idea was not to crank out episodes forever; it’s to feel like we have told the complete story. And though I feel like tonally, we’re very different and we are not trying to sell Joe as any kind of a hero with a straight face. This is a show that is in the tradition of these single-lead shows with a guy who does increasingly bad things. The beautiful thing about it is that when his arc is complete, so is the show.”
You Season 5 Cast & Crew
You season 5 would likely feature several new characters now that Joe and Kate have left London and moved to New York City. Penn Badgley would obviously be back as Joe Goldberg if a fifth season happened, along with Charlotte Ritchie’s Kate. Given that Joe saw Rhys again in the final moments of season 4, you could probably expect to see Ed Speleers again at some point.
Tati Gabrielle’s Marienne is still alive, but Joe has no idea that she managed to fool him by faking her death with Nadia’s help. Tati told HollywoodLife EXCLUSIVELY that she would be down to catch up with Marienne in season 5. “I would definitely be open to seeing it because I do want to see Marianne actually have her happiness and her peace,” she said.
What Happened At The End Of You Season 4?
The ending of You season 4 was as wild and twisty as you’ve come to expect with the series. Joe Goldberg, along with Kate and little Henry, settled back in New York City after tying up several loose ends in London.
First, Joe dumped Marienne’s body in the park after believing she’d taken her own life while being helped captive. After Kate lamented that her father owned her, Joe decided to kill Tom and end Kate’s daddy issues once and for all. Joe easily killed Tom and framed his bodyguard for the murder.
Afterward, Joe believed that he needed to end his own life to protect Kate. He convinced himself that he’ll end up killing her like the other women he loved. Rhys, the other half of Joe’s consciousness, begged Joe not to go through with it.
Joe jumped but survived the fall. When he woke up, Joe was in the hospital. Joe admitted to Kate that he tried to take his own life. He also confessed his real name and that he’s killed people. Kate accepted Joe’s flaws, and they vowed to “keep each other good” moving forward.
Viewers learned that Nadia helped Marienne fake her death so Marienne could escape Joe’s clutches. After Joe left Marienne’s body in the park, Nadia rushed to her side to give her an injection that woke her up. Marienne was reunited with her daughter, Juliette.
While Nadia discovered all the evidence she needed to put Joe away for good, Joe killed Eddie and waited for her. Joe got the upper hand once again by framing Nadia for Eddie’s death and Eddie for Rhys’ murder.
Joe and Kate moved to New York City, and they managed to spin the whole Madre Linda saga in a positive light for Joe. Joe appeared to finally have the life he’s always wanted. When he looked out the window at Central Park, Joe saw Rhys’ face in the window. That darkness in Joe didn’t die when he tried to kill himself. He can’t escape it no matter how hard he tries.