Karen M. McManus’ New York Times bestseller, One of Us Is Lying, has been picked up by Peacock for an eight-episode adaptation.
The NBCUniversal streaming platform recently launched this past July and is set to revive the popular 80s sitcom Saved by the Bell, as well as MacGruber and Girls5eva. Peacock also boasts its own adaptation of Brave New World, available upon the platform’s release.
A young adult mystery novel, Penguin Random House describes (McManus’ debut) as The Breakfast Club meets Pretty Little Liars, and is “the story of what happens when five strangers walk into detention and only four walk out alive.”
McManus previously explained what she hoped the book would bring to her young readers:
The world constructs so many artificial barriers between people based on surface impressions and narrow definitions: who’s popular, who’s successful, who’s a troublemaker, who’s forgettable. But that public face is never the sum total of any individual. So I hope my teen readers think twice about people in their lives they might have dismissed, and look for ways to find common ground.
The adaptation boasts production by Darío Madrona, the former co-creator of Elite on Netflix, and will feature Marianly Tejada (The Purge), Cooper van Grootel (Go Karts), Annalisa Cochran (Cobra Kai), and many more.
At this time, the release date is pending.