You renewed for fifth and final season
James R | On 25, Mar 2023
You will officially return for a fifth and final season, Netflix has confirmed.
Based on Caroline Kepnes’ best-selling novel of the same name, the psychological thriller follows a book shop owner who, in Season 1, used the hyper connectivity of today’s technology to make the woman of his dreams fall in love with him – and strategically removed every obstacle, and person, in his way. After a notable repositioning of that premise in the subsequent two seasons, Season 4 picked up with Joe on the back foot in London, as someone else began to target him. It ended with Joe looking to New York for another new start, with a renewed understanding and awareness of himself. Now, a few weeks after the debut of Season 4’s second half, Netflix has ordered one last chapter.
“[We’ve] always conceived it as a five season journey,” executive producers Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter said in a statement.
“I think it sets us up to actually have a really great finale season,” said Badgley. “Can his inner monologue evolve some now? What does it mean for him to accept himself?”
Executive producer Sera Gamble, who created You with Berlanti, is stepping down as showrunner for Season 5. Longtime writers on the series Michael Foley and Justin W Lo will take over showrunning duties.