Everything We Know About Season 5 of ‘Superstore’

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September means TV shows are officially returning from hiatus. This includes NBC’s workplace comedy, Superstore. The show centers around the employees at a fictional store called Cloud 9. While Superstore remains a comedy at heart, it also tackles real-world issues.

The fourth season of Superstore ended on a pretty major cliffhanger. Because several months have passed since the fourth season aired, fans might need a refresher before the next season begins. Some fans might also want to know what to expect from season 5 of Superstore. Here is everything we know about the upcoming season.

How did season 4 of ‘Superstore’ end?

Even though Superstore is a comedy, season 4 ended on a dark note. After an I.C.E. raid, Mateo was taken into custody for being an undocumented immigrant. The final shot showed the rest of the employees watch as Mateo was driven away. This inspired Amy and Jonah to try and start a union.

Will Mateo be in season 5 of ‘Superstore’?

Yes, Mateo will be in the upcoming season of Superstore. Mateo has been featured in all of the promotional images and trailers for the upcoming season. Nico Santos, who plays Mateo, also revealed Mateo will be back.

Earlier in 2019, the entire cast of Superstore appeared at the 2019 San Diego Comic-Con. During an interview with TVLine, Santos answered a question about the fate of his character. 

“I am back for Season 5,” Santos said.

The actor then joked, “But ‘then I get hit by a meteor and die.'”

The Cloud 9 employees have a new battle with corporate

The sneak peek trailer for season 5 of Superstore showed the employees will face a new challenge. In the show, corporate constantly finds ways to save money by cutting employees’ hours or not providing benefits. In the sneak peek, corporate comes up with the idea for Cloud 9 to use robots for some tasks.

“Cloud 9 [has] introduced an initiative called Cloud 9.0,” said co-showrunner Jonathan Green. “There’s a lot of automation going on.”

Like with every ploy by corporate, this was done to save money. The employees soon figure out that the robot will replace them. Because Superstore is a comedy, the clip showed that the robot’s name is Glen. Already, the robot has the same name as one of the floor workers, Glenn.

Amy and Jonah’s relationship plays a large part in the show

In the same interview Santos revealed Mateo returns, America Ferrera also gave insight about her character’s role. More specifically, Ferrera said the love story between her character, Amy, and Ben Feldman’s character, Jonah, was a major plot line in season 5 of Superstore.

The relationship “is going to play a big part… We’ll get somewhere,” said Ferrera.

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When does season 5 of ‘Superstore’ premiere?

The new season of Superstore premieres on Sept. 26, 2019. The show airs at 8:00/7:00 CT on NBC. While previous seasons featured a time jump after a cliffhanger, the fifth season of Superstore picks up just hours after Mateo is detained.