Elizabeth Lail is headed to Lifetime. Deadline reports the Once Upon a Time star has joined the network’s upcoming TV show You.
Based on the novel by Caroline Kepnes, the thriller drama follows Joe (Penn Badgley), a bookstore manager who uses the internet to stalk an aspiring writer (Lail). The cast also includes Zach Cherry and Luca Padovan.
Read more details from Deadline below:
Written by Berlanti and Gamble based on Caroline Kepnes’ best-selling novel, You is described as a 21st century love story that asks, “What would you do for love?” When a brilliant bookstore manager Joe (Badgley) crosses paths with an aspiring writer, Beck (Lail), his answer becomes clear: anything. Using the internet and social media as his tools to gather the most intimate of details and get close to her, a charming and awkward crush quickly becomes obsession as he quietly and strategically removes every obstacle – and person – in his way. Lail’s Beck finds common ground with Joe as a fellow book lover but she has no idea about the surveillance that Joe has mounted, obsessively peering into every facet of her life.
Cherry will play Ethan, Joe’s bighearted fellow clerk at the bookstore. Padovan will portray Paco, one of Joe’s neighbors, this sweet and extremely bright kid is abused and neglected by his mother and her alcoholic boyfriend, but he finds a real friend and champion in Joe.”
What do you think? Do you watch Lifetime? Will you check out You?