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Netflix’s YOU Renewed for Fifth and Final Season: Today in Books

Millie Bobby Brown’s Novel Nineteen Steps Coming from William Morrow This Fall

Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown will publish her first novel Nineteen Steps with William Morrow this fall. The novel is described by the publisher as an “epic story of love, loss, and secrets.” It follows the story of 18-year-old Nellie Morris, who lives with her family in Bethnal Green during WWII. Following a chance encounter with an American airman stationed nearby, a terrible incident occurs during an air raid that leads to disastrous consequences. “Inspired by my Nanny Ruth, this book is very personal and close to my heart,” Brown said in a statement. “I grew up listening to stories about her time living through the war. I’m honored to keep her story alive.” The book will be out on September 12.

Netflix’s You Renewed for Fifth and Final Season

Netflix has handed out a fifth season renewal to its series You, starring Penn Badgley. This will be the show’s final season. Showrunner Sera Gamble, who helmed the first four seasons, will be stepping down for season five. Fellow executive producers Michael Foley and Justin W. Lo will take over as showrunners. Gamble will remain credited as an executive producer. “We are so incredibly grateful to Netflix and Sera and everyone that has been a part of this show from the beginning,” producers Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter said in a joint statement. “Sera is the most brilliant writer and partner and she will remain a key part of the You family as an executive producer. We intend to bring her every idea we can from our company for years to come. Ever since our friends at Alloy shared Caroline Kepnes’ fantastic book we have always conceived it as a five-season journey. We are excited to continue our relationship with Mike and Justin as they take over the reins as co-showrunners and prepare to bring Joe Goldberg home.”

Toronto is Getting a Sailor Moon-Themed Pop-Up Cafe Next Month

A Sailor Moon-themed pop-up cafe is opening up at Oishiii Sweets in Toronto this April. “Moon Princess Halation” will run for two days (April 22 and 23) and will offer an afternoon tea menu featuring themed baked goods, tableside games, and a mini-performance. Staff maids will all be dressed up like the Sailor Senshi. Tickets start at around $68 and can be purchased on Eventbrite, with a choice of six time slots. 

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