EXCLUSIVE: The story of the Bayview High Four will proceed. Peacock has ordered a second season of One of Us Is Lying, its breakout YA drama collection primarily based on Karen M. McManus’ bestselling novel.
Erica Saleh, who tailored the novel and wrote the pilot script for the collection, will take over as showrunner for Season 2, changing Darío Madrona, who will stay on the present as an govt producer.
Season 1 of UCP-produced One of Us Is Lying tells the story of what occurs when 5 excessive schoolers — Simon (Mark McKenna), Addy (Annalisa Cochrane), Cooper (Chibuikem Uche), Bronwyn (Marianly Tejada), and Nate (Cooper van Grootel) — stroll into detention and solely 4 make it out alive. Everyone is a suspect, and everybody has one thing to cover.
The Season 1 finale solved the thriller of Simon’s demise whereas organising a second season with a cliffhanger when Addy, Cooper, Bronwyn, Nate and Simon’s greatest buddy (Jessica McLeod) obtained textual content messages from a consumer named “Simon Says” who is aware of what occurred to Jake. (Details omitted to keep away from spoilers.)
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I hear Season 2 will deviate from McManus’ sequel novel, One of Us Is Next, which is about one 12 months after One of Us Is Lying, and can choose up proper after the occasions within the Season 1 finale.
“From the moment we saw the pilot Erica wrote, we knew this was a special show and we’re thrilled that Peacock felt the same,” mentioned UCP President Beatrice Springborn. “Returning to shoot in New Zealand with Erica as showrunner for Season 2 is an exciting next chapter in the wild and fun story of the Bayview Four.”
One of Us Is Lying, the primary Peacock pilot to go to collection, launched in October to sturdy evaluations (88% on Rotten Tomatoes) and rapidly developed devoted following.
“We are thrilled that the compelling and binge-worthy first season of One of Us Is Lying resonated so strongly with our YA audience,” mentioned Lisa Katz, president scripted content material at NBCUniversal Television and Streaming. “The fandom behind the series is incredibly passionate and we can’t wait to deliver more twists and turns that will leave viewers on the edge of their seats.”
Saleh and Madrona govt produces together with John Sacchi and Matt Groesch of 5 More Minutes Productions, Jan Oxenberg, Molly Nussbaum and Bill Johnson.
“We are so happy with the reception of Season 1, and are beyond thrilled that we get to continue our story in Season 2,” mentioned Saleh. “We can’t wait to bring more mystery to the halls of Bayview High!”
One of Us Is Lying is produced by UCP, a division of Universal Studio Group and Sacchi’s 5 More Minutes Productions. It joins different freshman Peacock Original collection to get a second season renewal, together with Girls5eva, Rutherford Falls and We Are Lady Parts.