If you enjoyed watching the first season of the You TV show on Lifetime, you shouldn’t look for the second season on the same channel. Though the cable channel renewed the You series for season two earlier this year, Lifetime has decided to cancel plans to air more of the stalker drama series. Low ratings and the fact that the cable channel doesn’t own the series have been cited as the cause.
Netflix had already secured second-window rights for streaming both seasons of the series in the U.S. and first-run rights for streaming internationally. Season one starts streaming December 26th. With Lifetime dropping out, Netflix has picked up the first-run rights in the States for season two. There’s no word on when that will be released.
Here’s the Netflix announcement:
NETFLIX PICKS UP SECOND SEASON OF “YOU” AS A GLOBAL ORIGINAL
The thrilling drama series YOU will return for a second season as a Netflix global original.
Season 1 launches on Netflix globally on December 26, 2018.
Studio: Berlanti Productions, Man Sewing Dinosaur and Alloy Entertainment in association with Warner Horizon Scripted Television
Executive Producers: Greg Berlanti, Sera Gamble, Sarah Schechter, Leslie Morgenstein, Gina Girolamo, Marcos Siega
Developed by Sera Gamble & Greg Berlanti, based upon the book by Caroline Kepnes
Season 1 logline: From executive producers/writers Greg Berlanti and Sera Gamble, and based on Caroline Kepnes’ best-selling novel of the same name, YOU is a 21st century love story about an obsessive, yet brilliant twentysomething who uses the hyper connectivity of today’s technology to make the woman of his dreams fall in love with him. “What would you do for love?” When a brilliant bookstore manager crosses paths with an aspiring writer, 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.
Season 1 stars: Penn Badgley, Elizabeth Lail, Luca Padovan, Zach Cherry and Shay Mitchell; special guest star: John Stamos
What do you think? Did you watch the first season of the You TV series on Lifetime? Will you watch season two on Netflix?