Lifetime’s psychological thriller series “You” will return for its second season on Netflix instead, the move coming after Lifetime renewed the series for a second season before the first season premiered in September.
Low ratings were reportedly a major factor in the network’s decision, but also the network is ditching scripted series in favour of original movie programming and is reportedly aiming for 75 original movies to air next year.
Based on Caroline Kepnes’ best-selling novel of the same name, the story follows a brilliant bookstore manager who crosses paths with an aspiring writer who becomes infatuated with her and uses social media to help him strategically remove every obstacle (and person) in his way. Penn Badgley, Elizabeth Lail, Luca Padovan, Zach Cherry and Shay Mitchell star.
The first season will be made available on the streamer beginning on December 26th while a premiere date for the second season has not been set. Sera Gamble and Greg Berlanti executive produce. Lifetime similarly dropped the final season of “UnREAL,” handing it over to streamer Hulu to take the reins.
Source: TV Line