Lifetime is bypassing the pilot process for Greg Berlanti.
The female-skewing cable network has handed out a 10-episode order to the Berlanti and Sera Gamble (The Magicians) drama You.
Put into development in January, the thriller is based on Caroline Kepnes' best-selling novel of the same name. You is described as a 21st century love story about an obsessive yet brilliant twentysomething who uses the hyper-connectivity of today's technology to make the woman of his dreams fall for him.
Berlanti will write the adaptation with Gamble, and the two will executive produce with Greg Berlanti Productions topper Sarah Schechter, Alloy Entertainment's Leslie Morgenstein and Gina Girolamo. The drama hails from Warner Horizon Television and falls under Berlanti's WBTV-based overall deal.
You is among a list of scripted programming at Lifetime that includes UnREAL as well as Canadian import Mary Kills People.
For Berlanti, You joins a growing roster of broadcast series in the works this pilot season, such as The CW's DC Comics fare Supergirl, Arrow, The Flash and Legends of Tomorrow as well as NBC's Blindspot. He also has ABC comedy Raised by Wolves, The CW's DC Comics take Black Lightning and Searchers and NBC's Deception.