Charlie Barnett, who broke out earlier this year as the male lead in Russian Doll, is deepening his relationship at Netflix.
He’ll recur on Season 2 of You, which stars Penn Badgley.
In the second season of the show, which is moving its first-airing rights to Netflix from Lifetime, Joe Goldberg (Badgley) is now in Los Angeles, “where he meets Love Quinn (Victoria Pedretti), an aspiring chef that isn’t into social media like his previous leading lady,” the late Beck (Elizabeth Lail).
Barnett will portray Gabe, Love’s “oldest friend and closest confidant. He’s a successful acupuncturist and psychedelics aficionado living L.A. life to the fullest.” Barnett, who starred in Chicago Fire, Secrets and Lies and Valor before his breakthrough, critically acclaimed turn opposite Natasha Lyonne on Russian Doll, is in deep at Netflix. Aside from Russian Doll and You, he’ll be in the upcoming series Tales of the City with Ellen Page at the streaming giant.
Deadline first reported the news of Barnett’s casting.
Photo: ANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images