Last Chance U dropped its latest instalment on Netflix in mid-July with an explosive ending to season 4 seemingly putting the nail in the coffin for Netflix’s collaboration with Independence Community College.
The American football docu-series that follows teams in the JUCO (Junior colleges) League has been running since 2016 and has grown an international fanbase with its hard-hitting storylines and knack for controversial characters.
Whether your Last Chance loyalties lie with the East Mississippi team of season 1 and 2 or the superstar pack of ICC misfits in seasons 3 and 4, everybody who has seen the show is buzzing for a potential season 5.
So, is it going to happen? Could Netflix return to Kansas with their camera crew and what has happened to volatile head coach Jason Brown?
Spoilers: What happened in season 4?
Season 3 of Last Chance U finished with Coach Brown basking in glory having successfully put together his superstar roster of academic misfits, leading them to a 5–4 finish and first winning season in ten years.
However, season 4 proved a lot less smooth sailing.
Brown’s Pirates slipped to a disastrous 2-8 season where the hot-tempered Brown eventually got the sack having allegedly sent a derogatory text about a German recruit on his team which included a reference to “Hitler”.
Many popular Pirates are no longer on the roster, either, with the likes of Bobby Brown and Malik Henry moving elsewhere.
Where is Coach Brown now?
Coach Brown is not currently coaching football and is awaiting a hearing on blackmail, misdemeanour and indentity charges. In 2018, he was accused of impersonating an attorney for the law office in emails sent to the Montgomery County Chronicle and Independence Daily Reporter.
According to Kansas law, he faces 7-23 months in prison along with a possible fine of up to $100,000 if convicted. The four blackmail charges carry 11-34 months in prison and also a fine of up to $100,000.
Other than sitting around and biting his nails nervously, Jason recently released a book called Hate Me Now Love Me Later.
You can keep up to date with his life on his official Twitter @TheRealCoach_JB.
Is Last Chance U renewed for a season 5?
In an interview with The Wrap, Last Chance U director Greg Whiteley said: “Every year that we’ve done the show — it’s been four now — at the end of the year when we’re done editing and we submit, and we think there’s a possibility that the show may get renewed, we say, ‘Well, where do we wanna go?’.
Netflix have now confirmed that, just like Whiteley expected, the series will not return to ICC for a season 5.
Instead, the American football documentary will focus on Laney College in Oakland, CA, for the 2020 season. Currently, the school are not in the top 10 of the JUCO League.
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