Better Things Season 5: Release, Cast & Plot Updates


The FX sitcom ” Better Things” will soon return to US television with a fifth and final season. The series “Better Things” tells the story of the actress Sam (played by Pamela Adlon), who tries to balance family, leisure, and career after her divorce. In addition to her jobs, the mother of three children also has to look after the offspring.

You will find out below when precisely the new episodes are released and what Sam and her daughters can expect from them.

Do We Have A Release Date

US broadcaster FX just announced the release date of the new episodes. They will be released on February 28, 2022. Season 5 is also available on the Hulu streaming service.

What Is The Plot?

Single mother Sam Fox lives in Los Angeles and tries to get her acting career going. She has three daughters: Max, Frankie, and Duke. The oldest is a stubborn teenage girl preoccupied with herself and growing up. She has her first experiences with narcotics and sex and is only too happy to keep Sam informed about them. The middle daughter is very temperamental and eccentric. The baby is particularly lovable due to its adorable nature. Life with the three teenage girls is often a challenge for Sam and sometimes ends in complete chaos.

For the final season of Better Things, Sam explores her growing daughters, the challenges of their careers, and the aging of their mother and her own.

As the Fox women move into the next phase of their lives, they are inspired to reevaluate themselves, learn from the past, and find their direction.

Season 5 could also clarify whether Duke sees ghosts outside the house. After Season 4, we know that the elderly lady who gave her advice disappeared without a trace, so it is not unreasonable that this question should be clarified.

The differences of opinion between Max and Sam will also continue in the coming season. The heated arguments and subsequent reconciliations make up a large part of the series’s charm.

Better Things: Who’s In The Cast?

In season 5, we can expect the entire cast of the series back: 

  • Pamela Adlon (” This is Us “) as Sam Fox, 
  • Mikey Madison (” Once Upon a Time in Hollywood “) as Max,
  • Hannah Alligod (” Chicago Med “) as Frankie, and
  • Olivia Edward (” Crazy Ex-Girlfriend “) as Duke.

Also expected are Celia Imrie (“Best Exotic Marigold Hotel”) as Phyllis and Matthew Glave (” The Rookie “) as Xander.


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