LIFETIME GIVES STRAIGHT-TO-SERIES GREENLIGHT TO SCRIPTED PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER, "YOU"
Drama Hails from Berlanti Productions, Alloy Entertainment and
Warner Horizon Scripted Television with A+E Studios
LOS ANGELES, CA (April 19, 2017) - Greg Berlanti and Sera Gamble's psychological thriller YOU received a straight-to-series, 10-episode order today, as announced by Liz Gateley, EVP and Head of Programming for Lifetime.
Regarding the pickup, Gateley offered, "YOU is the most twisted love story ever. A romantic thriller centered around a relationship between two people that gets taken too far, the series explores the line between passion and obsession. In the amazingly talented hands of Greg and Sera, we know this project will be special."
Based on Caroline Kepnes' best-selling novel of the same name, YOU is a 21st century love story that asks, "What would you do for love?" When a brilliant bookstore manager crosses paths with an aspiring writer, his answer becomes clear: anything. Using the internet and social media as his tools to gather the most intimate of details and get close to her, a charming and awkward crush quickly becomes obsession as he quietly and strategically removes every obstacle - and person - in his way.
YOU is produced by Berlanti Productions and Alloy Entertainment in association with Warner Horizon Scripted Television and A+E Studios. In addition to Berlanti and Gamble, Sarah Schechter, Leslie Morgenstein and Gina Girolamo serve as executive producers.
ABOUT BERLANTI PRODUCTIONS
Berlanti Productions is a production company founded by WGA, DGA, Emmy- and Golden Globe-nominated writer, director and producer Greg Berlanti, which has produced both critically acclaimed and commercially successful titles since its inception. Series produced under the Berlanti Productions banner include The CW's Riverdale, Arrow, The Flash, DC's Legends of Tomorrow and Supergirl, as well as NBC's Blindspot. Berlanti Productions is also producing the highly anticipated Black Lightning pilot for The CW. Previous projects include The Tomorrow People, The Mysteries of Laura, Golden Boy and the Emmy- and Golden Globe-nominated miniseries Political Animals.
ABOUT WARNER HORIZON SCRIPTED TELEVISION
A division of the Warner Bros. Television Group, Warner Horizon Scripted Television was founded in 2006 and is one of the entertainment industry's leading producers of dramatic and comedic programming for the cable and subscription/on-demand marketplace. Series produced by Warner Horizon Scripted Television include Animal Kingdom and Claws for TNT, People of Earth for TBS, Pretty Little Liars and Famous in Love for Freeform, Longmire and Fuller House for Netflix, Queen Sugar for OWN, American Woman for the Paramount Network and the upcoming You for Lifetime.
ABOUT A+E STUDIOS
A+E Studios is the studio unit of the award-winning global media company A+E Networks, LLC. A+E Studios creates, produces and distributes high quality scripted programming across all networks and platforms in the A+E Networks portfolio, including A&E(R) Network, Lifetime(R), History(R), LMN(R), FYI(TM), and A&E IndieFilms(R). A+E Studios' slate of programming consists of scripted series, event series and movies, including the Peabody Award-winning UnREAL for Lifetime; the event miniseries ROOTS, the hit action drama SIX, and the upcoming series Knightfall for History, among others. Following its first full production year, A+E Studios received 16 Primetime Emmy(R) nominations including Outstanding Limited Series for ROOTS.
Lifetime is a premier entertainment destination for women dedicated to offering the highest quality original programming spanning scripted series, non-fiction series and movies. The critically acclaimed UnREAL, Project Runway, Dance Moms, Bring It!, The Rap Game and Little Women franchises anchor the network's programming, in addition to its over 25 original movies annually that continue to define the TV movie genre. In 2015, Lifetime launched Broad Focus, a major global initiative dedicated to supporting and hiring female directors, writers and producers to make its content which totals over 450 original hours. Lifetime's Fempire positions the network as a curator of feminist content and conversations, as well as a place where women connect, learn and are entertained. Lifetime Television(R), LMN(R), Lifetime Real Women(R) and Lifetime Digital(TM) are part of Lifetime Entertainment Services, LLC, a subsidiary of A+E Networks. A+E Networks is a joint venture of the Disney-ABC Television Group and Hearst Corporation.