Peacock has given a season two order to its young-adult drama, One of Us is Lying.
The drama, which is based on Karen M. McManus’ best-selling novel, proved to be a success for the streaming service. It tells the story of five high school students who go to detention together, with only four making it out alive. This ultimately leads to the others becoming suspects, as each student has something they’re hiding for one reason or another. The series stars Mark McKenna as Simon, Annalisa Cochrane as Addy, Chibuikem Uche as Cooper, Marianly Tejada as Bronwyn and Cooper van Grootel as Nate.
Erica Saleh, who helped to develop the series, is stepping up as the show’s new showrunner ahead of Season 2. Saleh will take over for Darío Madrona, who will remain on the show as an executive producer.
“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,” said UCP President Beatrice Springborn in a statement to Deadline. “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.”
Lisa Katz, president of scripted content at NBCUniversal Television and Streaming, has praised the fans of the series for helping it to become such a success. “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.”
Season 2 of One of Us is Lying will pick up where the first season left off, but it will deviate from the novel’s story going forward.