There’s news about a potential adaptation of One of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus into a episodic TV show. Here’s what we know:
What’s it about? What’s the plot?
One of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus is a YA mystery-thriller novel. It’s about five high school students from different social circles that get sent to detention…but only four come out alive. It’s been billed as a Breakfast Club plus murder story.
See the full summary and review of One of Us Is Lying from the Bibliofile.
One of Us Is Lying was released in May 2017, and the sequel entitled One of Us Is Next is due to be released in January 2020.
What format will it be? Will the One of Us Is Lying adaptation be a Movie or a Series?
It’s planned as an episodic series, though currently only the pilot episode has been ordered. If the series is eventually ordered, it will be available on NBC’s upcoming new streaming service (a Netflix or Hulu competitor).
Who’s behind it?
NBCU has ordered a pilot episode for the series that is being developed by UCP (NBC’s Universal Cable Productions) and John Sacchi’s 5 More Minutes Productions.
What’s the status of the One of Us Is Lying adaptation?
NBCU has been developing the adaptation as a TV series, and as of August 2019, it has ordered a pilot episode for the series (this means that only one episode is being made at first) to be filmed.
Who’s in the cast?
No casting details have been released yet.
When will it be released?
Is there a trailer or teaser available?
Not yet! Stay tuned.
One of Us Is Lying Movie Development Timeline
May 29, 2017 One of Us Is Lying (novel) is released.
September 13, 2017 NBCU acquires the film rights for One of Us Is Lying, which it is developing as a TV series.
August 15, 2019 NBCU Orders One Of Us Is Lying Pilot