Lifetime wants to see more of You, and it won’t take, “No,” for an answer. The You TV show has been renewed for second season on Lifetime, about six weeks ahead of the series premiere. Based on the Caroline Kepnes novel of the same name, You comes from executive producers Greg Berlanti and Sera Gamble.
A Lifetime psychological drama, You stars Penn Badgley as a bookstore manager who grows obsessed with an aspiring writer, played by Elizabeth Lail. Luca Padovan, Zach Cherry, and Shay Mitchell also star, with John Stamos and Daniel Cosgrove recurring. You season one premieres on Lifetime on Sunday, September 9, 2018 at 10:00pm ET/PT.
A second season was tipped earlier this month when the California Film Commission announced that You, starring Penn Badgley and produced by Berlanti Productions and Alloy Entertainment in association with Warner Horizon Scripted TV and A+E Studios, scored state film credits during the latest funding round and would relocate production to Los Angeles.
Also in the series’ favor for continuing: Netflix in May sealed an international licensing deal for first-run international SVOD rights to the 10-episode series outside of the U.S. (excluding China), with a second-run window in the U.S., Turkey and Turkish-speaking Cyprus. You will air as a Netflix original outside of the U.S.
Adapted by Berlanti and Gamble, You is described as a 21st century love story that asks, “What would you do for love?” When a brilliant bookstore manager Joe Goldberg (Badgley) crosses paths with an aspiring writer (Elizabeth 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.
Season 2 will follow Joe as his search for love takes him to Hollywood where dreams can be made or shattered.
Lifetime announced the You season two renewal at today’s TCA Summer Press Tour.
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