This article was published on October 6th, 2021
Based on the New York Times best-selling book, One Of Us Is Lying features LGBTQ+ members as part of the story, and comes from the showrunner of Elite, Darío Madrona. Written by Karen M. McManus, the book has been picked up with an eight-episode order after securing a pilot late last year.
Premiering on the Peacock network on October 7, 2021 and based on Karen M. McManus’s #1 New York Times best-selling novel, One Of Us Is Lying is described as The Breakfast Club meets Pretty Little Liars, follow what happens when five teenagers in high school converge in detention, but only four make it out alive. With everyone fingered as a suspect, everyone has a secret to hide as the story unravels. Viewers take part in this whodunit and get introduced to the cast of characters:
There’s Bronwyn the brain – the good girl that always follows the rules and on a trajectory for Yale University and all the advantages that come along with it.
Addy the babe – the quintessential high school princess that is as pretty as the photograph, with the image to match.
Nate the sketchy one – already a criminal, he is always on the take, and currently on probation for dealing drugs.
Cooper the jock – the stereotypical all-star athlete and school demigod.
Simon the nerd – the outcast of the school, and creator of Bayview’s infamous gossip app.
Who has the most to lose? How far are they willing to go to conceal the truth? Who is the ultimate liar among liars of this fivesome?
Executive producers on the show include Madrona, Erica Saleh, John Sacchi, and Matt Groesch. The cast of One Of Us Is Lying includes Annalisa Cochrane, Chibuikem Uche, Marianly Tejada, Cooper Van Grootel, Barrett Carnahan, Mark McKenna, Melissa Collazo, and Jessica McLeod.
One Of Us Is Lying is Madrona’s latest project after the success of the popular Netflix series Elite, which is ending after four seasons. As a prominent figure in the Spanish entertainment world, Madrona is now making history on the Peacock network with a new show that is expected to bring in significant numbers from the LGBTQ+ community.
Watch the trailer now:
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