YOU is definitely one of the creepiest shows on television and has made me rejoice in being single. Look, you can judge that all you want, but the reality is that it’s made me see that you never really know anyone.
If you have read Caroline Kepnes books, you know that she’s a genius. She weaves a story unlike anyone else. She develops characters on a level that is beyond what many authors can do.
And her book Providence, does just that. So the only shock about it being developed is that it has taken this long.
The team behind the adaptation of YOU has joined forces again to bring Providence to life for the streaming service.
Sera Gamble, who will be working on the script, has teamed up with Berlanti Productions and Alloy Entertainment to bring it to life. Also working on the script with Gamble is You writer Neil Reynolds.
“I’m thrilled to team up with Sera, Neil and Greg once again and bring to life another adaptation of Caroline Kepnes’ gripping novels, this time with supernatural thriller and mysterious love story, Providence,” said Susan Rovner, Chairman, Entertainment Content, NBCUniversal. “On the drama development side we are ramping up cross-genre series that have wide appeal, and Providence is a shining example of the types of shows we’re looking to bring to Peacock.”
If you aren’t familiar with Providence it tells the story of, “Growing up as best friends in small-town New Hampshire, Jon and Chloe are the only ones who truly understand each other, though they can never find the words to tell one another the depth of their feelings. When Jon is finally ready to confess his feelings, he’s suddenly kidnapped by his substitute teacher who is obsessed with H.P. Lovecraft and has a plot to save humanity.
Mourning the disappearance of Jon and facing the reality he may never return, Chloe tries to navigate the rites of entering young adulthood and “fit in” with the popular crowd, but thoughts of Jon are never far away.
When Jon finally escapes, he discovers he now has an uncontrollable power that endangers anyone he has intense feelings for. He runs away to protect Chloe and find the answers to his new identity—but he’s soon being tracked by a detective who is fascinated by a series of vigilante killings that appear connected.
Whisking us on a journey through New England and crashing these characters’ lives together in the most unexpected ways, Kepnes explores the complex relationship between love and identity, unrequited passion and obsession, self-preservation and self-destruction, and how the lines are often blurred between the two.”