Netflix has renewed the popular thriller, ‘You’, for its fifth and final season. The news was confirmed by Deadline, which reports that the series will see behind-the-scenes changes with new co-showrunners Michael Foley and Justin W. Lo. They will replace Sera Gamble, who has served as showrunner for the first four seasons but will continue to provide support as an executive producer.
Penn Badgley will return to the show to reprise his role as the main character, the serial killer Joe Goldberg, whose story will be wrapped up in the final season. The show, based on Caroline Kepnes’ ‘Alloy’ books, was created by Greg Berlanti and Gamble.
The last chapter of the show is expected to take viewers on quite a ride, with Gamble describing it as a “delightfully twisted conclusion.” The storyline is expected to take Joe back to where it all started in New York, as he faces his ultimate fate.
‘You’ premiered on Lifetime and Netflix picked it up for exclusive international distribution and second window in the US. The first season did not find enough success back then, but it became an international sensation when it arrived on Netflix in late 2018. The show has been expanding its audience since its inception, with each season bringing in more hours of viewing than the last. The most recent Season 4 has been in the Global Top 10 English TV list for five weeks since its release on March 9, and reached the Top 10 in 90 countries.
Netflix’s popularity has brought fame to the series, which has become a cultural phenomenon, making it one of the highly anticipated shows to look out for in the years to come. Although it may be difficult to say goodbye to such a beloved show, viewers are looking forward to watching Joe’s journey come to an end.
As ‘You’ closes its thrilling chapter, it’ll be interesting to see which new shows come into the picture, shaking the binge-watching world.