Netflix is making its collection strong, entertaining, and full of creativity with every passing day. Another feather to the hat is One of Us Is Lying, an adaptation of Karen M. McManus’ book of the same name.
The book is a combination of Elite, Pretty Little Liars, and 13 Reasons Why. Five high school kids get detention one day but only 4 make it to the other day. Everyone involved is a suspect and everyone seems to be hiding and lying about something. The major question remains. Who did it?
One of Us Is Lying Release Date
While the original series was launched back in July 2021 on Peacock, Netflix has recently announced that One of Us Is Lying would premiere on February 18, 2022. The story of the series is going to be very similar to the book with a few spinoffs of its own.
There will be eight episodes to the season, which helps to keep the storyline intact. Right now, it’s focused on the first book and the first season. There is a second book in the story, which could be adapted if this series turns out to be a success.
One of Us Is Lying Cast
The list of the cast members have recently been released and we have found the people who would be starring in the show :
- Marianly Tejada as Bronwyn
- Cooper van Grootel as Nate
- Annalisa Cochrane as Addy
- Chibuikem Uche as Cooper
- Barrett Carnahan as Jake
- Jessica McLeod as Janae
- Melissa Collazo as Maeve
- Chase Stokes as TJ
- Mark McKenna as Simon
- Zenia Marshall as Keely
- Sara Thompson as Vanessa
- Martin Bobb-Semple as Evan
- Andre Anthony as Kris
- JayR Tinaco as Yumiko (aka Miko)
Even McManus took to Instagram to give us the full breakdown of the cast.
Darío Madrona will be the lead in the show and Fans popularly him best for Elite, which makes him the perfect person to take on this new project. After all, One of Us Is Lying is so much like Elite.
Eric Saleh has written the pilot and will also be the executive producer for the show. Jennifer Morrison (best known for House and Once Upon a Time) produced and directed the pilot. John Sacchi and Matt Groesch will serve as executive producers.
One Of Us Is Lying Book Reception
The response of One of Us Is Lying has been generally optimistic. The book has received various awards and nominations, fundamentally inside the Young Adult classification. Analyst Mary Cosola of Common Sense Media remarks that the plot “brings up a cluster of moral issues” and “gives great conversational subjects”, getting a general rating of four stars, with an age rating of 14+. The writer surely needs a special mention for the nuanced characters and their turn of events, and, of course, for testing the underlying realization.