You season 5 will bring Netflix series to an end with new showrunners

Netflix has ordered season 5 of the serial killer thriller series You, which will bring the show to its conclusion

The story of Joe Goldberg is coming to an end. Deadline reports that the Netflix streaming service has renewed the serial killer thriller series You for a fifth season… and they’ve confirmed that season 5 will also be the final one. While executive producers Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter say that You was always intended to be a “five season journey”, showrunner Sera Gamble has decided not to guide the journey to its conclusion. Although she remains attached as an executive producer, she’s passing showrunner duties over to fellow executive producers Michael Foley and Justin W. Lo. Thankfully, Foley and Lo are no strangers to You. They have been working on the series since season 1 and season 2, respectively.

Based on a series of novels by Caroline Kepnes (take a look at her work HERE), You was developed by Gamble and Berlanti. The show centers on Joe Goldberg, a man who will do just about anything when love is at stake.

Penn Badgley plays Joe Goldberg. There’s no word on which co-stars will be returning for You season 5, but it’s probably a good bet that season 4’s Charlotte Ritchie will continue to have a prominent role.

Berlanti and Schechter send out a statement where they called Gamble “the most brilliant writer and partner” and continued, “We intend to bring her every idea we can from our company for years to come. Ever since our friends at Alloy shared Caroline Kepnes’ fantastic book, we have always conceived it as a five-season journey. We are excited to continue our relationship with Mike and Justin as they take over the reins as co-showrunners and prepare to bring Joe Goldberg home.

Gamble added, “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 Badgley. 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.” Gamble chose not to remain the showrunner on You season 5 so she can focus on other projects.

Peter Friedlander, Netflix’s VP of Scripted Series, had this to say: “You became an instant sensation on Netflix with a resounding cultural impact that has grown season over season. 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.

Coming to us from Warner Bros. Television, You also counts Gina Girolamo and Leslie Morgenstein among its executive producers.

I’m a big fan of You, but while it’s sort of disappointing to hear that there’s only one more season to look forward to, I also feel like it’s about time to wrap things up. I thought the show might make it to six seasons, but I’m okay with five.

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