Peacock, a developer Erica Saleh and a new showrunner, has released a 'one of us' feature for Season 2 of the game
EXCLUSIVE: The story of the Bayview High Four will continue. has ordered a second season of, its breakout YA drama series based on Karen M. McManus' bestselling novel
Daro Madrona, who adapted the novel and wrote the pilot script for the series, will take over as showrunner for Season 2 as well.
Each high schooler, Mark McKenna, Addy (Annalisa Cochrane), Cooper (Chibuikem Uche), Bronwyn (Marianly Tejada) and Nate (Cooper van Grootel) are locked in detention for only four years.
Addy, Cooper, Bronwyn, Nate and Simon's best friend (Jessica McLeod) were sent text messages to a user named Simon Says. (Details are omitted to avoid spoilers.)
Season 2 will deviate from McManus' next novel, One of Us Is Next, which is set one year after One of Us Is Lying, and will pick up just after the events in the Season 1.
From the moment we saw the pilot Erica wrote, we knew this was a special show and were very satisfied that Peacock felt the same, said UCP president Beatrice Springborn. Returning to shoot in New Zealand with Erica as showrunner for Season 2 is an exciting new chapter in the wild and fun story of the Bayview Four.
One of Us Is Lying, the first Peacock pilot to go to series, was launched in October to large reviews (88% on Rotten Tomatoes) and quickly developed a dedicated following.
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 NBCUniversal Television and Streaming. We cant wait to deliver more twists and turns that will leave viewers on the edge of their seats.
John Sacchi and Matt Groesch of 5 More Minutes Productions, Jan Oxenberg, Molly Nussbaum, and Bill Johnson have been produced by a Salesh and Madrona executive.
We are so pleased with the presentation of Season 1, and are beyond pleased that we will continue our story in Season 2, according to Saleh.
UCP, a division of Universal Studio Group and Sacchi's 5 More Minutes Productions, has produced One of Us Is Lying, which is being re-released in another Peacock Original series, including Girls5eva, Rutherford Falls, and We Are Lady Parts.