Anyone Could Be the Killer, Not Just the Four Students Who Were Detained With the Victim, on Peacock’s New Teen Murder Mystery One of us is lying.
The streamer released the official trailer for the series on Monday, based on Karen M. McManus’ best-selling book of the same name, along with a premiere date of October 7. The eight-episode season will run for three weeks, with new episodes on Thursdays.
Described as The breakfast club meets i know what you did last summer, One of us is lying introduces viewers to narrator / victim Simon (played by Wayne ‘s Mark McKenna). He’s the quizzical Gen Z muckraker who raises gossip dust on the first day of school and is ultimately poisoned to death for it, as seen in the trailer above.
The breakfast club-esque culprits suspected of killing him, as they spent time with him in custody, including Brain, Bronwyn (The purge’s Marianly Tejada); the criminal, Nate (Not verified‘s Cooper van Grootel); the princess, Addie (Cobra Kai ‘s Annalisa Cochrane); and the sportsman, Cooper (American housewife ‘s Chibuikem Uche).
As the four point out in the trailer, everyone hated Simon. The trick is to figure out who also hated the four suspects enough to set them up.
Jessica McLeod (Debris) completes the cast as Simon’s best friend Janae, as does Barrett Carnahan (Cruel summer) as boyfriend of Addy, Jake and Melissa Collazo (Swamp thing) as Bronwyn’s younger sister, Maeve. For the uninitiated, Maeve is the focus of the rest of the book.
Actress Jennifer Morrison (Once upon a time, it’s us) directed and produced the pilot, which was written by Erica Saleh (Instinct, Evil). Darío Madrona (co-creator of Elite) serves as a showrunner.
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