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John Stamos may be already getting a biographical series about his start in Hollywood, but that doesn't mean he's hanging up his acting career just yet. In addition to his recurring role on the Netflix series Fuller House, Stamos has jumped on board for another TV show, and it sounds pretty creepy. Look for Stamos on Lifetime in 2018 when he's featured in the upcoming series You as Dr. Nicky.
The news comes from Deadline, which appears to indicate that, for once, playing a hunky character won't play out in John Stamos' character's favor. The story of You comes from Arrow-verse mastermind Greg Berlanti and writer Sera Gamble, and is based on the bestselling novel of the same name by Caroline Kepnes. The story follows a male bookstore manager who becomes smitten with a young aspiring writer and will apparently do anything for her love. Unfortunately, the writer, named Beck, appears to be intertwined with Stamos' Dr. Nicky, which seems like bad news for the good doctor, considering this series is labeled as a dramatic psychological thriller.
John Stamos joins the cast with Elizabeth Lail playing Beck and former Gossip Girl star Penn Badgley in the role of bookstore manager Joe. If the description for You didn't drive things home enough, it appears Badgley's character is willing to do much more than assume a persona and write a blog that spreads gossip about Manhatten's elite teenagers. It feels rather obvious that Joe might do something bad to Stamos' Dr. Nicky given how these things usually work, but that's only speculation. Those who really want to jump into the world of spoilers can simply read the book, although the whole "based on" tag on this series does leave some creative wiggle room for Greg Berlanti and Sera Gamble to change things around.
Per John Stamos' IMDB, it doesn't appear the actor will make his debut until the 5th episode, titled "Everythingship," although those pages have been known to be inaccurate from time to time. The novel for You received rave reviews from the likes of Stephen King and Lena Dunham, and the fact that it's a bestselling novel almost certainly helped it catch the eye of the show's creators, so it feels as though this series has the basis to become a hit. Let's just hope if the show succeeds, Stamos is on it long enough for those without streaming services to see him on their televisions for a while.
You is set to premiere on Lifetime in 2018. For other shows coming this year that may or may not (mostly may not) feature John Stamos in them, visit our fall premiere guide. For a look ahead at shows that will be premiering in 2018 like You, visit our midseason premiere guide. For a heaping helping of shows that didn't make it out of 2017 for one reason or another, visit our cancellation guide.