Peacock Renews One of Us Is Lying


Peacock has ordered a second season of the hit YA drama One of Us Is Lying, based on Karen M. McManus’s best-selling novel of the same name.

The series tells the story of what happens when five high schoolers walk into detention and only four make it out alive. Writer and executive producer Erica Saleh will serve as showrunner for season two.

One of Us Is Lying is produced by Universal Content Productions (UCP) and John Sacchi’s 5 More Minutes Productions. Executive producers in addition to Saleh are Sacchi and Matt Groesch of 5 More Minutes, Jan Oxenberg, Molly Nussbaum, Bill Johnson and season one showrunner Darío Madrona.

The cast includes Annalisa Cochrane, Chibuikem Uche, Marianly Tejada, Cooper van Grootel, Barrett Carnahan, Melissa Collazo and Jessica McLeod.

“We are thrilled that the compelling and binge-worthy first season of One of Us Is Lying resonated so strongly with our YA audience,” said Lisa Katz, president of scripted content 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.”

“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,” added Beatrice Springborn, president of UCP. “Returning to shoot in New Zealand with Erica as showrunner for season two is an exciting next chapter in the wild and fun story of the Bayview Four.”

Saleh said, “We are so happy with the reception of season one and are beyond thrilled that we get to continue our story in season two. We can’t wait to bring more mystery to the halls of Bayview High!”