The show, which is based on the book by Caroline Kepnes, tells the story of a bookstore owner named Joe, played by Gossip Girl‘s Penn Badgley, who becomes obsessed with an aspiring writer named Beck, played by Once Upon a Time‘s Elizabeth Lail. Joe uses social media to find out every intimate detail about Beck and remove any obstacles between the two of them on their path to love.
Stamos joins the cast as Dr. Nicky, an important man in Beck’s life and maybe someone Joe will see as an obstacle.
Liz Gateley, EVP and head of programming for Lifetime, said of the series, “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 [executive producers] Greg [Berlanti] and Sera [Gamble], we know this project will be special.”
The show is slated to premiere in 2018, but Stamos is already sharing behind-the-scenes tidbits.
“First #BTS shot of Dr. Nicky on the set of #You #fakeweed,” Stamos captioned the photo.
The last half of 2017 has been good to Stamos. Not only did he nab this new role, but he also got engaged to his girlfriend Caitlin McHugh at Disneyland, and the two already have family plans. Just think — 2018 might bring more than a new Stamos TV show. It might also bring little Stamos babies.