“Pretty Little Liars” alum Shay Mitchell has joined the cast of Greg Berlanti’s upcoming Lifetime drama “You,” TheWrap has learned.
The actress joins Penn Badgley and Elizabeth Lail in the series 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.
Mitchell will play Peach Salinger, the controlling queen bee of Beck’s (Lail) inner circle of privileged friends. She has her sights set on Joe (Badgley), in a way that feels oddly adversarial with Beck.
The casting comes under the terms of Mitchell’s new multi-year agreement with Warner Bros. Television, which includes a talent holding deal.
The pact also sees Mitchell moving into the producer role with an overall deal for her newly formed production company Amore & Vita Productions. Under the terms of the agreement, Mitchell and producing partner David Dean Portelli will develop scripted and unscripted ideas for the studio.
“You” marks Mitchell’s first on-screen role following the conclusion of Freeform’s “Pretty Little Liars” back in June.
An adaptation of the Caroline Kepnes novel of the same name, the series hails from Berlanti Productions and Alloy Entertainment in association with Warner Horizon Scripted Television and A&E Studios. Berlanti, Sera Gamble, Sarah Schechter, Leslie Morgenstein and Gina Girolamo serve as executive producers.
Mitchell is repped by APA, David Dean Management and Robert Strent of Grubman Shire & Meiselas.