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Penn Badgley is making is way back to TV.
Five years after signing off as Gossip Girl‘s titular girl (yeah, it was perhaps, possibly one of the most nonsensical reveals in contemporary TV history), the actor has signed on for the lead role in Lifetime’s upcoming thriller You, E! News has confirmed. The series, based on the Caroline Kepnes novel of the same name, centers on Badgley’s Joe, a bookstore manager who uses the hyper-connectivity of nowadays’s technology to compose the woman of dreams plunge in treasure with him, removing every obstacle—and person—in his way. judge Dan Humphrey, but from the darkest timeline.
You, which received a straight-to-series order from the cable network, is executive producer by uber-producer Greg Berlanti (making this is 34,925th present on TV to date) and Sera Gamble (The Magicians). The thing of Joe’s affection has yet to be cast.
Described by the network as a psychological thriller and a 21st century treasure record (finding treasure really is a nightmare these days, isn’t it?), You will query “What would you finish for treasure?” In Joe’s case, that reply appears to be anything.
Badgley has kept a relative low TV profile following his six seasons on Gossip Girl. He appeared in a handful of episodes of NBC’s 2015 mini-series The Slap, after which he told press that he wouldn’t be returning to the medium that made him a household name. “It’s going to cease up being my swan song for television because I don’t judge I can finish any more,” he told Us Weekly. The reason for this change of heart remains a mystery.
His personal life hasn’t been as hushed, however. As E! News exclusively reported back in February, the actor married Domino Kirke in a small courthouse ceremony. Apparently, that wasn’t enough for the couple, as they held another, more lavish ceremony with famed, renowned friends in attendance on Saturday, June 24.
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