'One of Us is Lying': Release date, spoilers and all about Peacock's murder mystery

'One of Us is Lying': Release date, spoilers and all about Peacock's murder mystery
'One of Us is Lying' has been labelled as one of the most-anticipated shows of the year (Peacock)

Karen M McManus’ bestseller, 'One of Us is Lying' is all set to be a TV series. The murder mystery drops this October just ahead of Amazon Prime's 'I Know What You Did Last Summer', another slasher whodunnit. The TV series is all set to stream on Peacock and was labeled as one of the most-anticipated shows of the year alongside 'The Lost Symbol'.

TV Line rightly called the series 'When The Breakfast Club meets I Know What You Did Last Summer" with the trailer taking us back to the cult teen dramas. The Erica Saleh-directed series began filming in 2019 and will see a slew of new faces. And while you wait for the release, here's our recommendations from Peacock that are worth a watch: ': 'Departure', 'The Capture', 'Intelligence' and 'Brave New World.'


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Release date and where to watch

'One of Us is Lying' premieres October 7 on Peacock with new episodes releasing weekly. The streaming service is currently available on Android, Android TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, iOS, Xbox One, Vizio SmartCast TVs, and LG Smart TV.


The crime thriller follows five high school students who enter detention and leave after one of the students dies and an investigation ensues. The official logline reads: "Based on the bestselling novel of the same title by Karen M McManus, ONE OF US IS LYING is the story of what happens when five high schoolers walk into detention and only four make it out alive. Everyone is a suspect, and everyone has something to hide."

It added: "ONE OF US IS LYING is produced by UCP, a division of Universal Studio Group. Darío Madrona (co-creator of “Elite”) will serve as showrunner and executive producer. Erica Saleh (“Evil”) wrote the pilot and will executive produce. Saleh is represented by ICM, Writ Large, and attorney Jared Levine. The series is also executive produced by John Sacchi and Matt Groesch of 5 More Minutes Productions who developed the pilot. Filmmaker and actress Jennifer Morrison directed and produced the pilot."


Mark McKenna as Simon

Mark McKenna (Getty Images)


The 'Wayne' star plays Simon in the murder mystery. The Irish actor is best known for 'Redwater' and his work in the music industry. Marianly Tejada as Bronwyn, Cooper van Grootel as Nate,  Annalisa Cochrane as Addy, Chibuikem Uche as Cooper, Jessica McLeod as Janae, Barrett Carnahan as Jake, and Melissa Collazo as Maeve, Bronwyn's younger sister round up the rest of the cast.


Jennifer Morrison directed the pilot with Saleh serving as the EP. The other EPs include John Sacchi, Matt Groesch, and Darío Madrona.


The trailer opens with life at Bayview High School and the voiceover sees four students dubbed as "offenders" would be "taken down". McKenna's Simon narrates the tale as the clip swiftly shows his death and the allegations are seen being thrown around. 


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