YOU enlists The Handmaid's Tale star Madeline Brewer in the final season

The thriller series with Penn Badgley will return with the last chapter soon on Netflix.

YOU enlists The Handmaid's Tale star Madeline Brewer in the final season

The first news has finally arrived on the fifth and final season of YOU, the highly followed Netflix thriller series starring Penn Badgley. Joining the former Gossip Girl star with a regular role in the final chapter will be Madeline Brewer, an actress best known for The Handmaid's Tale and for her past in Orange Is the New Black. She will play a character named Bronte (a name that could allude to the famous writer Emily Brontë and, knowing Joe Goldberg's passion for literature, it doesn't seem like a coincidence). Deadline describes Bronte's character as "an enigmatic, free-spirited playwright" who gets Joe (Penn Badgley) a job at her bookstore. The two "bond over literature and loss," with Bronte making Joe feel "longing for his old self, causing him to question everything his life has become." ".

Where were we?

The fourth season of YOU completely changed location by moving the story to London where Joe, under the false identity of a professor named Jonathan Moore, taught undisturbed after having staged his suicide. Old habits, however, had reared their head and Joe had gone back to killing. In the last episode, we saw him regain possession of his identity and return to New York, the city where it all began, together with his new love interest Kate (Charlotte Ritchie). Thanks to money from Kate's family, Joe was able to clear his criminal record and leave his many murders behind him. But how long will it be before he strikes again?

YOU 5: Previews

In the final season, some familiar faces could return such as Ellie (Jenna Ortega) and Doctor Nicky (John Stamos) who certainly have unfinished business with Joe. “We have been carefully keeping track of everyone who knows anything about the fact that Joe is not dead,” series showrunner Sera Gamble told TVLine at the end of the fourth season, clarifying that “those who are dead may still appear in dreams and in hallucinations". In short, Joe will certainly have to pay once and for all for the terrible actions he committed in the past. Netflix has not yet set a release date for the fifth season of YOU and for the moment the title does not appear among the certain releases for 2024, but the new episodes could still arrive in streaming by the end of the year.