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Penn Badgley’s New Lifetime Show Sure Sounds Like a Creepier Gossip Girl

Penn Badgley.

Lonely Boy lives! Well, kind of. In another series, on another network. Spiritually. Penn Badgley hasn’t been doing too much acting work since Gossip Girl ended in 2012, but a new ten-part Lifetime drama You has wrangled him back to TV in a leading capacity once again. And if the plotline doesn’t give you some odd GG vibes, we don’t know what will. Based on the best-selling novel by Caroline Kepnes, You is described as “a 21st-century love story about an obsessive, yet brilliant bookstore manager,” played by Badgley, “who uses the hyper-connectivity of today’s technology to make the woman of his dreams, an aspiring writer, fall in love with him.” Ah yes, a divisive young man who uses websites and apps to stalk and ultimately win over a special lady? Somebody tell that to Serena van der Woodsen. You, which will also be executive-produced by Greg Berlanti, is scheduled to debut sometime in 2018.

Penn Badgley’s New Show Sounds Like a Creepier Gossip Girl