Netflix Renews You for Fifth & Final Season


The Netflix series You, based on the book series by Caroline Kepnes, has been renewed for a fifth season, which will be its last.

Showrunner Sera Gamble, who has led the series through four seasons, is passing the baton as she works on other projects. Gamble will continue to be an executive producer, while executive producers Michael Foley and Justin W. Lo step in as co-showrunners.

The series was developed by Gamble and Greg Berlanti. It is now in its fourth season, growing its audience over the course of its first three seasons, with more hours viewed through 28 days for each season than the one before it. Season four has spent five weeks in the Global Top 10 English TV list and reached the Top 10 in 90 countries.

Berlanti and executive producer Sarah Schechter said: “We are so incredibly grateful to Netflix and Sera and everyone that has been a part of this show from the beginning. Sera is the most brilliant writer and partner, and she will remain a key part of the You family as an executive producer. 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.”

Peter Friedlander, VP of scripted series for Netflix, U.S. and Canada, said: “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.”

Gamble said: “As I step back from day-to-day showrunning to focus on new projects, I’m immensely grateful to co-creator and all-around genius Greg Berlanti, Caroline Kepnes, my friends at Berlanti Productions and Alloy Entertainment, and our steadfast partners at Warner Bros and Netflix. 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 Badgely. 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.”

Foley and Lo commented: “Working with Greg and Sera on You has been a highlight of our careers, and we’re incredibly honored to be entrusted with the final chapter of Joe Goldberg’s story.”