Lonely Boy, Penn Badgley's New Show Basically Sounds Like A Darker 'Gossip Girl'

The actor has been busy getting hitched and making music, but now he's back doing what we love best…being a creepy leading man

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There's been an XOXO-shaped hole in our lives since Gossip Girl ended in 2012.

Blake Lively has been gracing our screens in movies like The Age Of Adeline, Leighton Meester has been making our sitcom dreams come true with her marriage to Adam Brody (star of The O.C) and Ed Westwick has been freaking us out with his British accent in White Gold.

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But Lonely Boy, Penn Badgley, where has he been lurking?

Well, he's only been taking a brief five-year gap from acting (he did start when he was 11-years-old).

In the mean time, 30 year-old Penn has been fronting his band MOTHXR equipped with a beard, as well as marrying singer-songwriter and Doula, Domino Kirke (sister of Jemima and Lola Kirke).

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Now, he's finally back, as our leading man in new show, You.

In a character suspiciously similar to the (*spoiler alert*) scheming, super-blogger (and potential psychopath?!) Dan Humphrey, Penn will play a man who utilises the internet to get close to the object of his affection. Sound familiar?

The show is based on Caroline Kepnes' novel of the same name and, according to Entertainment Weekly:

[You] is a 21st-century love story about an obsessive, yet brilliant bookstore manager named Joe Goldberg (Badgley), who uses the hyper-connectivity of today's technology to make the woman of his dreams, an aspiring writer named Beck, fall in love with him.

His love interest, Beck, is yet to be cast, but if they are looking for a willowy and charming blonde for the role, we may have a suggestion.

No hate for this concept though, it actually sounds amazing.

The ten-part show, set to come out next April, is sure to be ample opportunity for Penn to flex some more serious acting muscles, in a much darker show than his previous work.

Having said that (*spoiler alert*) outing your sister losing her virginity is pretty dark if you ask us.

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