Lifetime has handed an early renewal to the psychological thriller “You,” the network announced on Thursday.
The news comes more than a month ahead of the series premiere of the drama co-created by Greg Berlanti and Sera Gamble.
Starring “Gossip Girl” alum Penn Badgley and “Once Upon a Time’s” Elizabeth Lail, the series follows 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. It is set to premiere on Lifetime on Sunday, Sept. 9.
“You,” an adaptation of the Caroline Kepnes novel of the same name, hails from Berlanti Productions and Alloy Entertainment in association with Warner Horizon Scripted Television and A&E Studios. Berlanti, Gamble, Sarah Schechter, Leslie Morgenstein and Gina Girolamo serve as executive producers.
The California Film Commission announced last month that a potential second season of the drama, produced by Warner Horizon Scripted Television, would receive $6.1 million in tax credits for relocating production from New York to California, setting the stage for Thursday’s announcement.
In addition, Lifetime also revealed Thursday that it had ordered two spinoffs of the reality series “Married at First Sight.” Produced by Kinetic Entertainment, “Married at First Sight: Honeymoon Island” and “Married at First Sight: Happily Ever After” are slated to premiere this fall.
The network has also ordered 20 additional episodes of “Live PD Presents: Women on Patrol,” the Big Fish Entertainment series following women in law enforcement across the country.