Joe’s London vacation has come to a close, and after leaving a trail of bodies in his wake, Netflix’s popular serial killer is back in the United States. However, as of now, Netflix has yet to renew You season 5, though more information is expected to be revealed in the coming weeks. In the meantime, we’ll keep you informed about everything you need to know regarding the show’s potential fifth season.
“You” is a Netflix Original romantic crime drama series created by Greg Berlanti and based on the novels “You” and “Hidden Bodies” by author Caroline Kepnes. Prior to its arrival on Netflix, the show was on Lifetime. However, once Netflix picked up the series as an original, the streaming service’s global reach helped push the popularity of “You” into the stratosphere, and it has been one of Netflix’s most beloved crime dramas since.
You Season 5 Netflix Renewal Status
Official Netflix Renewal Status: Pending (Last Updated: 03/09/2023)
As of this writing, Netflix has yet to announce the renewal of the fifth season of “You.” Given that the second half of the fourth season has only recently become available to stream, we may have to wait several weeks before any news on renewal is released.
However, we have data from the first half of the season that can give us a sense of how well the show is doing, and help us speculate on the chances of renewal.
|Week Period||Hours Viewed(M)||Rank||Week in Top 10|
|February 5th, 2023 to February 12th, 2023||92,070,000||1||1|
|February 12th, 2023 to February 19th, 2023||64,060,000 (-30%)||1||2|
|February 19th, 2023 to February 26th, 2023||27,750,000 (-57%)||5||3|
The first half of the fourth season has garnered 183,880,000 million hours of viewing time since its release, and it dropped out of the global top ten by the fourth week.
It’s worth noting that many fans have made it clear that they wouldn’t be watching the fourth season until all ten episodes became available. Additionally, some fans have taken the opportunity to use the countdown to the release of part 2 to rewatch the entire series.
All four seasons have collectively amassed over 1 billion viewing hours on Netflix. When you add the viewing data from season 2, which was not included in Netflix’s Q3 2021 report, this pushes the total viewing stats to over 1.5 billion hours. It’s also worth noting that viewing data from the first season was never released, aside from the fact that it had 40 million viewers.
Once we have several more weeks of viewing data, we’ll be able to speculate further on the potential renewal of the fifth season. We still expect the series to be renewed, as we believe the fifth season could be the show’s last.
What can we expect from You season 5?
Joe the Billionaire
For the second time in his life, Joe has been saved from facing the consequences of his crimes thanks to the power and money of his significant other’s family. Thanks to Kate inheriting her father’s fortune and company, Joe now has access to near-unlimited resources. If he were to kill again, it would be easy for him to sweep it all under the rug.
Joe has Embraced his Dark Side
Joe has always seen himself as the hero of his own story, and he has tirelessly tried to fight his darker side. His attempt to disassociate himself from his actions resulted in a mental breakdown, during which he hallucinated a manifestation of his darker self.
The symbolism of Joe’s reflection in the skyscraper window and seeing Rhys’s reflection in return confirms that Joe has now embraced his darker self.
Will Joe now kill for fun?
It is logical to assume that Joe has no further justification to kill anyone unless they threaten him or Kate. However, Joe has a deep desire to kill, and with Kate’s power and influence, he now has the opportunity to murder with impunity. Knowing he is protected, Joe may get careless in his pursuit of the thrill of the kill, especially if he can justify it through self-reasoning such as protecting himself and Kate. Therefore, it is likely that Joe may kill someone for fun in the future.
Will Joe’s past come back to haunt him?
Joe has some loose ends that haven’t been entirely dealt with, such as Marienne, Nadia, and Ellie Alves. Nadia is currently in prison for a murder she did not commit, and in time, there may be a way for her to be released. Marienne is still alive, and it is unclear if Joe knows about her. If she decides to bring him to justice, she will need help. Ellie is the sister of Delilah, who was murdered by Love Quinn. Joe was sending her money while she was at college in New York City, but it is unclear if those payments continued after Joe faked his death and moved to England. If Ellie connects the dots and realizes Joe’s involvement in Delilah’s death, she may seek revenge on behalf of her sister.
Will Joe receive his own stalker?
With Joe being a subject of great fascination in the media, it is possible that someone may become obsessed with him and stalk him. In the previous seasons, Joe has stalked many people, including himself, but the object of obsession has been limited to a small pool of people such as Beck Love, Marienne, and the imagined Rhys.
Who are the cast members of You season 5?
Penn Badgley will be returning as Joe Goldberg in the fifth season, and Charlie Ritchie is expected to reprise her role as Kate Lockwood. Further details on the cast are not yet available.
When could we expect to see You season 5 on Netflix?
The release schedules of the previous 4 seasons of You have been the following;
- Season 1 – 26/12/2018
- Season 2 – 26/12/2019
- Season 3 – 15/10/2021
- Season 4A – 09/02/2023
- Season 4B – 09/03/2023
The release schedule for the previous seasons of You suggests that we could see the fifth season on Netflix anywhere between April 2024 and July 2024, depending on the production timeline. It took just over thirteen months between the final episode broadcast on Showtime and the release of season 2 on Netflix, and there was a significant gap of twenty-two months for the release of the third season due to the pandemic.
There was a sixteen-month gap between the third and the first half of the fourth season, and a month separating the first and second halves of the fourth season.
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