'Last Chance U' Season 5: Release date, plot, trailer and all you need to know about Netflix's college football docuseries

The hit Netflix series will be back for one final season before foraying into basketball. This season, it will capture the journey of the Laney College JUCO football in Oakland, CA


                            'Last Chance U' Season 5: Release date, plot, trailer and all you need to know about Netflix's college football docuseries
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'The Last Dance' might still be one of the trending shows on Netflix. However, joining it soon will be Season 5 of 'Last Chance U Laney' a sports docuseries that provides an in-depth look at the football programs of different junior college American football. The hit Netflix series will be back for one final season before foraying into basketball. The previous seasons have followed the EMCC Lions and Independence Community College of Kansas. It will now capture the journey of the Laney College JUCO football in Oakland, CA.

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Here's what we know about the series so far:

Release date

'Last Chance U' Season 5 releases July 28 on Netflix.

Plot

The official synopsis reads: "Netflix’s critically acclaimed, Emmy-nominated series Last Chance U returns for Season 5 in a brand new setting to give viewers a raw, authentic look at the junior college football program at Laney College in the heart of Oakland, CA. After clinching the title of state and national champions in 2018, the Laney Eagles have a hard season to follow and a lot to prove."

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"Going into his eighth season and having built the program from the ground up, powerhouse head coach John Beam must fight to rally the team amidst countless setbacks. Season 5 brings intensity both on and off the field as players battle injuries, stress and personal demons while finding much-needed support in the community and taking pride in their scrappy mentality and motto “Laney Built.”

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Writer/Director

The fifth installment will be helmed by Greg Whiteley who also serves as the executive producer. 

Trailer


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Season 5, Last Chance U: Laney, brings viewers to the hustle and grind of Laney College JUCO football in Oakland, CA, where the Laney Eagles are embarking on a new season to defend their 2018 national championship.

News

Talking to Deadline about the final season, EP and director, Whiteley said: "We’re thrilled to be able to delve into the world of Laney College for our fifth season and to have had the opportunity to document the incredible grit and drive of these JUCO players in Oakland, CA. With this series, we always wanted to give viewers a raw behind-the-scenes look at junior college athletics and we’re excited to expand the LCU legacy onto the court with JUCO basketball."

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