December 3, 2018

Fans of the new drama You may not be happy to hear that the series, already renewed for Season 2, will no longer be returning to Lifetime. There is a silver lining though, as it is not cancelled; it will just be moving over to Netflix to continue its story in 2019.

The latest scripted original from super producer Greg Berlanti, the series stars Gossip Girl's Penn Badgley as Joe, a bookstore manager who becomes infatuated with an aspiring writer after the two cross paths. What starts out as an awkward crush ends up becoming on obsession, with Joe using social media to research intimate of details about the woman of his dreams in order to get close to her. Discretely and strategically, Joe removes every obstacle and person in his path.

Lifetime was originally quite bullish on You, and was confident enough to order a second season more than a month ahead of its series premiere. Soft ratings during its 10-episode freshman run appear to have changed the cable network's executives' minds, though. Thankfully, Netflix already had a vested interest in the show for Season 1 with first-run rights internationally and second-window rights in the states.

The streamer will now fully take on You as a Netflix Original for Season 2, which will likely return in 2019. The second season will once again be based on a Caroline Kepnes novel, this time taken from her follow-up book 'Hidden Bodies'.