A popular young adult novel gets the series treatment.
“One of Us Is Lying” is based on Karen M. McManus’ New York Times 2017 best-selling novel of the same name. Mystery surrounds Bayview High when five students walk into detention and only four walk out alive, leaving one dead just as he was about to reveal life-changing secrets about the others in a gossip app. Each of the students, Bronwyn, Addy, Nate and Cooper, had the opportunity and individual motives to murder their classmate, but all claim to be innocent as the case revolves around which one of them is lying.
The drama begins on the first day of school with a tantalizing post on About THAT — a blog spilling all the school’s dirtiest secrets, run by one of the school’s outcasts Simon (Mark McKenna) — promising imminent reveals on four unnamed students. Before Simon can deliver, however, he winds up in detention. And before detention is over, he’s dead of an allergic reaction, in what appears to the cops to be a homicide.
The series is a whodunnit and over the courses of the episodes we not only find out what happened but we discover some pretty revealing secrets about everyone at the school! Shocker!
One of Us Is Lying premieres on the W Network in Canada – November 3rd at 9:00pm.
Our Bonnie Laufer caught up with the talented cast on ZOOM – Marianly Tejada (Bronwyn) Cooper van Grootel (Nate) Annalisa Cochrane (Addy) Chibuikem Uche (Cooper) Jessica McLeod (Janae) Barrett Carnahan (Jake) Melissa Collazo (Maeve) and Mark McKenna (Simon) to find out more about what’s in store and their unique bond while filming the series.
All of the interviews can be watched in the playlist below: