Season 5 is the fifth season of Steven Universe. There are currently 26 planned episodes in the season. The season began airing on May 29, 2017 with the episode "Stuck Together" as a part of the "Wanted" event. It was announced on October 30, 2017 that six episodes would be released on the Cartoon Network app on November 10, 2017. A special event that aired on January 5, 2018 was announced called "Stranded" which aired two new episodes.
Friendships are tested as the saga continues in this Emmy-nominated series, created by Rebecca Sugar. The show returns with new adventurous story arcs and specials, in which fans will meet more Gems, spend time with the Diamonds and gain insight into the ever-mysterious Gem Homeworld while the series' titular hero Steven Universe will grow as a leader.
"Off Colors": While Steven and Lars escape, they meet a group of defective Gems hiding from Homeworld.
"Lars' Head": Lars is brought back to life, and Steven discovers a new power with amazing results.
"Dewey Wins": Steven and Connie fall out over his surrender to Homeworld, and Steven helps Mayor Dewey run for re-election as Mayor of Beach City against Nanefua Pizza.
"Gemcation": As Steven struggles to deal with his and Connie's estrangement, Greg and the Gems, thinking that Steven is upset about what happened in space, take him on a vacation to cheer him up.
"Raising the Barn": After finding out that Steven faced the Diamonds, Lapis Lazuli flees from the Earth and takes the Barn with her to avoid another war. Meanwhile, Steven and Peridot search for Pumpkin, who goes missing.
"Back to the Kindergarten": Steven and Amethyst try to spruce up the Prime Kindergarten and cheer up Peridot by planting a garden there.
"Sadie Killer": Sadie joins a band with Steven, Jenny, Buck Dewey, and Sour Cream and makes some spooky tunes.
"Kevin Party": Kevin throws a party, hoping that he can be seen hanging out with Stevonnie. As such, he invites Steven and Connie, allowing them to reunite and reconcile.
"Lars of the Stars": Steven and Connie travel to Lars only to find he's a captain of the Off Colors and is fighting his way to Earth. In an attempt to help, they fuse into Stevonnie and fly Lars' custom-built starfighter, only to be shot down.
"Jungle Moon": Stevonnie crashes on to a jungle moon where they fight for survival and uncover new secrets about Pink Diamond.
It was originally formatted as part of a single 52-episode season and was going to be called "Season 3B", but this was changed for unknown reasons by Cartoon Network and split the original third season into Season 4 and Season 5.
Rebecca Sugar has confirmed that she has big plans for Season 5 and will be "shooting for the moon" for it.
According to Rebecca Sugar, Season 5's story arc will be a "murder mystery" around uncovering the one responsible for Pink Diamond's death.
At San Diego Comic-Con 2017, Rebecca Sugar has stated that the following plot threads will deal with the fallout of the "Wanted" event.
At New York Comic-Con 2017, "Dewey Wins" was confirmed by the Steven Universe panel to be the next new episode after "Lars' Head". It was uploaded to the Cartoon Network app on November 10, 2017, along with 5 other episodes. According to Cartoon Network, the episodes will air on the channel "beginning in December." It was later confirmed in October 18, 2017 that the official airdate is December 15, 2017.
It was confirmed on March 10, 2018 that Season 5 will return with three all-new, action-packed story arcs, with the first arc premiering on April 9, 2018.
Season 5 promotional poster for San Diego Comic-Con 2017
↑ToonZone News: "Callison asked what was on everyone’s mind to Sugar: “What comes next?” Sugar said in lieu of the huge events of the recent episodes, subsequent plot threads will deal with the fallout and huge consequences from everything that’s happened, and that the rollercoaster of events just rockets forward from there."