Netflix confirms Joe Goldberg will return for fifth and final season of You
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Netflix has confirmed that Penn Badgley's Joe Goldberg is coming back to our screens one last time for the fifth and final season of You.
The streaming giant announced on social media that one more season of You would be landing in 2024 to wrap up Joe's story.
In the most recent season of You, Joe was trying to put his murderous past behind him and live in relative obscurity as a teacher in London, even if fans did keep pointing out that there was no way he could afford his fancy lifestyle on his salary.
Still, there's never any rest for the wicked as Joe was plagued by messages from a new murderer who seemed to see right through his façade and thought it might be amusing to play a few games with him, the sort of games which involved bodies piling up.
You star Penn Badgley had previously teased the prospect of one final season of the show, saying he thought there was space for 'a grand finale' and as it turns out, Netflix bosses agreed with him.
The streaming service posted a quick teaser on social media of Joe Goldberg throughout the various seasons of You saying 'hello' in an increasingly sinister manner before finally ending with the murderous main character bidding us 'goodbye'.
The teaser was pretty definitive, telling us we were getting 'the fifth and final season' which would be releasing in 2024.
Fans of You will be hoping it's earlier in 2024 and that they won't have to wait all that long, but details nailing down exactly when next year the grand finale would be dropping will have to wait for the future.
As you might expect, You fans were ever so slightly pleased to hear this announcement with one person's comment of 'OMFGGGGG' about summing up the general mood.
Amid the excitement was some worry about Netflix making it clear that this was 'the fifth and final season' as plenty weren't ready to see You ending just yet, but every story needs to wrap up at some point.
On that note, fans started pitching what they wanted to see out of the end of You, with some asking for an 'interesting courtroom drama' as they wanted to see Joe Goldberg 'getting what he deserves'.
Others suggested they'd be tuning in for 'Joe's death', while more melded the two ideas and declared 'he's gotta die next season or get caught'.
Many said they just wanted to see Penn Badgley sneaking around wearing a hat as a disguise again.
The first four seasons of You are available to stream on Netflix and the final season is set to release in 2024.
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