Several best-selling novels are made into movies and series and are loved immensely by the audiences. Giving every character a face and every written emotion a visual experience is something that has always been a hard nut to crack. Yet, certain novel-based movies have made it seem possible and have been resounding successes. “One of Us is Lying” is the best-selling novel written by Karen M. McManus. The series has an enthralling plot-line and is likely to receive as much love as was received by the best-selling novel.
Release Date and Number of Episodes
The immensely awaited teen drama series, One of Us is Lying, is set to be premiered on October 7, 2021, on the entertainment platform Peacock. It will be having 8 episodes. The new episodes will be out each Thursday, spread over three weeks following the release of the first three episodes. The show, being released in October, is expected to keep audiences glued to it till the very end.
Plot and Other Details
The series revolves around a batch of high school students. Each one is being different, having its own unique story. The story centers around Simon, who was the founder of a gossip site that published spicy details about different students at school. He is basically an outcast, having nobody to call his very own. People prefer to maintain their distance from him, and he feels segregated. He is given detention along with four others.
During the tenure of the detention, he dies mysteriously. He had a peanut allergy, and it was confirmed that his death occurred due to the same. But one of the four is alleged to play a poignant part in his death, and the show is all about discovering who was played the bad guy.
The other students who had been given detention were all having their own different tags, just like every other student at school. The popular girl at school named Addy, a celebrated player in the baseball team named Cooper, a boy named Nate who had a history of selling drugs, and a girl who aced in academics like no other, named Bronwyn.
As the storyline proceeds, each of the students is found to be so much more than they were anticipated. As their personal life unravels for digging out any possible reasons to kill Simon, it brings out details that were never known to anybody.
The series fits in the genre of murder investigation and mystery and fits in the category of teen drama. The journey of the four teenagers is portrayed in a manner that makes the audience crave for more episodes. The show has received overall positive reviews from both viewers and critics alike. As the true personalities of the four detainees unravel, the show only makes more engrossing. It is a perfect fit for the must-watch list of October. Five students walk into detention, but only four walk out alive.