Just as Penn Badgley’s character Joe on YOU is moving on to his next venture, so is the series. Despite the fact that Lifetime renewed the drama thriller for a second season ahead of its debut, it’s been announced that season two will be moving over to Netflix instead. The network has cited low viewership and the desire to focus on original movies as the reasoning behind the shift.
Adapted for television from the Caroline Kepnes novel of the same name, YOU follows Joe Goldberg (Badgley), a young man who works in a bookstore in New York City when he meets a woman named Beck (Once Upon a Time’s Elizabeth Lail) and relies on his savvy internet know-how (aka stalking abilities) to make her fall in love with him.
Lifetime’s first season followed the entirety of Kepnes’ novel and Netflix’s sophomore season will loosely follow her second book titled Hidden Bodies. Prior to the move, Lifetime did tease earlier this year that “Joe will head to Los Angeles and venture into even riskier, bolder territory as he faces the darkest parts of his past as he tries to make a future for himself and the woman he loves.”
Season one also starred Pretty Little Liars alum Shay Mitchell, Luca Padovan, Nicole Kang, and Kathryn Gallagher. Arrowverse helmer Greg Berlanti serves as co-showrunner alongside Sera Gamble. You can catch up on season one of YOU on Lifetime!