Netflix's You casts Madeline Brewer for season 5

You's fifth season has cast The Handmaid's Tale's Madeline Brewer.

The star will appear in the Netflix show's upcoming final run as Bronte, a free-spirited and enigmatic playwright who crosses paths with Joe Goldberg (Penn Badgley), according to Deadline.

After she comes to work at his bookstore, the pair bond over literature and loss, and she awakens a nostalgia for his former self and makes him question his life.

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Brewer has famously played the role of Janine Lindo in The Handmaid's Tale, and also portrayed Tricia Miller in Orange is the New Black. Recently, she appeared in London's West End in Cabaret alongside It's a Sin's Callum Scott Howells.

The fifth season of You was confirmed to be its last back in March 2023, with creator Sera Gamble also confirmed to be stepping down as showrunner for the final episodes. Michael Foley and Justin W Lo will step in as the new show bosses.

“Making the show alongside our writers, producers, directors, cast and crew has been an honour and ridiculously fun. I feel lucky to have worked with an artist as gifted and thoughtful as Penn Badgley," Gamble said.

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“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.”

The show's executive producers Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter also noted the the series was always envisioned as a “five-season journey”.

Meanwhile, back in June Badgley teased the possibility of some familiar faces returning in the final season, telling Netflix's Tudum event: "We all know there are many loose ends from Joe's past... the question is: who are you?"

You seasons 1-4 are available on Netflix.

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