Since Last Chance U first came to Netflix back in 2016, it has grown into one of the streaming site’s biggest and best docs-series. It has been one of their major successes, not just in terms of viewing figures but also critical acclaim, having most recently won Best Sports Docu-series at the 2020 Realscreen Awards.

Last Chance U has everything necessary for a perfect docu-series drama; from the emotional story arcs of the players to the explosive events of the footballing world.

When season 4 ended on a rather shocking note as head coach of the Independence Pirates, Jason Brown was sacked for sending derogatory texts to a student, some feared that the next series would not be made.

But, Last Chance U will definitely return for 2020!

Here’s everything you need to know about season 5, from potential release date to which college the series will next be based at.

Screenshot: Last Chance U - Netflix

Screenshot: Last Chance U – Netflix

Season 5 confirmed on Twitter

Netflix did not reveal whether they had renewed the show for a fifth season, but the Last Chance U Twitter account could not wait to share the news.


On August 9th, 2019, they took to Twitter to announce that the show would return for a new season in 2020.

Given the show’s popularity, it’s no surprise that they decided to renew it. It’s one of Netflix’s most success docu-series to date!

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When will season 5 be released?

As of yet, there is no confirmed release date for the new season of Last Chance U.

The first season dropped to Netflix on July 29th, 2016. The second came nearly exactly one year later, released on July 21st, 2017.

Season 3 landed on Netflix on July 20th, 2018 and season 4 came on July 19th, this year.

Given the regularity of the release schedule, it’s extremely likely that Last Chance U will be released mid-July 2020. 

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Laney College in California

As is the way with Last Chance U, after two seasons at a college they move on to a new school. The first two seasons were at East Mississipi Community College. Seasons 3 and 4 were at Independence Community College in Kansas.

The oncoming fifth season will head over to the West Coast!

Laney College in Oakland, California has been confirmed for the 2020 season. Laney College don’t compete in the same JUCO League as EMCC and ICC, instead they play in the California Community College Athletic Association.

They are coming off the back of winning their first-ever football championship, meaning they are the top JUCO team in California.