Shay Mitchell's new show is like a mix of Pretty Little Liars and Gossip Girl 2 years ago

Shay Mitchell's new show is like a mix of Pretty Little Liars and Gossip Girl

Pretty Little Liars' Shay Mitchell may have left Rosewood, but that doesn't mean she's ready to leave it all behind.

The 30 year old will be starring in Lifetime's limited series You, based on the mystery/thriller novel of the same name.

And now the actress, who starred as Emily Fields on the show, has spilled the beans about her latest series - and how it's basically PLL 2.0.

She told Entertainment Tonight:

“It’s juicy… It still has all those elements that PLL had with it being sort of a mystery, there’s a romance part to it and it’s just exciting.

“It’s definitely going to have those elements. I think it’s a little bit more mature… It deals with a lot of crazy things like PLL did, but it’s a different storyline.

"If you loved PLL, you’re gonna absolutely love You. And if you never saw PLL, you’re still going to love You."

You is based on a novel of the same name, which follows a bookstore manager named Joe (played by Gossip Girl's Penn Badgley), who crosses paths with a writer named Beck - and moves quickly from innocent crush to obsession.

He goes to drastic lengths to get the most intimate details about her, ready to take out any obstacle in his way - even a person, if need be.

And the Pretty Little Liar star's role in it all is totally different than Emily Fields.

Shay Mitchell will play Peach Salinger, the Queen Bee of Beck's circle of friends - and who has her sights set on Joe.

She said:

“Peach is the complete 180 from what Emily was.

“She is known to be not the nicest, so she is quote un-quote the 'mean girl', but you know she does have a love for Beck, the main character, and you'll see that.

"She has, um, a very interesting relationship with her.”

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