Jenna Ortegais making a You-turn this December…
Netflix will premiere the second season the Penn Badgley drama You, featuring the 17-year-old Puerto Rican and Mexican American actress in a key role, on December 26.
Season 2 of the former Lifetime, which will appearexclusively on the streaming service, will once again follow bookstore manager Joe Goldberg (Badgley).
In the freshman season, which was based on Caroline Kepnes’ bestselling novel and aired on Lifetime, Goldberg becomes obsessed with his customer Guinevere Beck (Elizabeth Lail), using social media and the Internet to stalk her.
The show’s sophomore run is based loosely on the author’s second book in the series, titled Hidden Bodies, and will stream under the Netflix Originalsbanner. It will follow Goldberg to Los Angeles, where he meets Love Quinn (Victoria Pedretti), an aspiring chef that isn’t into social media like his previous leading lady.
In addition to Ortega, who will portray Ellie Alves, James Scully will also appear in a key role inSeason 2, with Ambyr Childerspromoted to series regular and Carmela Zumbado joining as a regular. Chris D’Elia, Adwin Brown, Robin Lord Taylor, Marielle Scott, Melanie Field, Magda Apanowicz, Danny Vasquezand Charlie Barnettare set to recur in Season 2.
The series is produced by Berlanti Productions, Man Sewing Dinosaur andAlloy Entertainmentin association with Warner Horizon Scripted Television.
Ortega’s previous credits include Elena of Avalor, Stuck in the Middle, Jane the Virginand Bizaardvark.