You: Lifetime original moving to Netflix for season 2


Psychological thriller series You will be moving to Netflix for its second season as Lifetime shift its focus back to producing original movies.

Lifetime’s original drama You will be moving to a new platform for season two. Netflix had already signed on to stream the show’s first season internationally, beginning Dec. 26. For season two, the streaming platform will now handle distribution of the series both domestically and overseas. According to Deadline, Lifetime dropped You amidst network restructuring.

Over the summer, Lifetime actually renewed the series for a second season before it premiered in September. However, the network later decided to shift its focus back to producing the programming its best known for original movies. In 2019 alone, Lifetime plans to air 75 original movies. Upcoming dramedy series American Princess will now be the network’s only original scripted show.

You, starring Penn Badgley and Elizabeth Lail, received positive reviews from critics but did not garner strong ratings on Lifetime. The 10-episode first season follows Joe, a bookstore owner, as he becomes obsessed with one of his patrons, aspiring writer Beck, and proceeds to stalk and date her. Luca Padovan, Zach Cherry and Shay Mitchell also star and John Stamos recurs as a special guest star.

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The series is co-created by Greg Berlanti and Sara Gamble and is adapted from the 2014 novel of the same name by Caroline Kepnes. You‘s second season will be based on Kepnes’ 2016 follow-up novel Hidden Bodies.

In an interview with Vulture, Gamble explained why she believes Netflix will be a good home for the show.

"Internationally, the show has been a Netflix original from the get-go. We made that deal pretty early with them. So they have been creative partners for us all along and really luckily for the show and for all of us, Netflix really digs the show and wanted the show. This just feels like a really great story to tell with the Netflix model. It was always built to be extremely binge-able."

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You‘s dark and disturbing first season will begin streaming on Netflix the day after Christmas. Are you excited about You‘s move to Netflix? Have you checked out the show yet? Let us know in the comments section.