Peacock, NBCUniversal’s upcoming streaming service, has set the forged for One Of Us Is Mendacity, its YA thriller drama pilot based mostly on Karen M. McManus’ bestselling novel. Marianly Tejada (The Purge), Cooper van Grootel (Go!), Annalisa Cochrane (Into the Darkish: Pure), newcomer Chibuikem Uche (Ghost Draft), Jessica McLeod (You Me Her), Barrett Carnahan (Grown-ish) and Melissa Collazo (Swamp Factor) will lead the ensemble forged of the drama which hails from NBCU’s UCP and John Sacchi’s 5 Extra Minutes Productions banner.
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Written by Erica Saleh and based mostly on McManus’ novel, One Of Us Is Mendacity is the story of what occurs when 5 excessive schoolers stroll into detention and solely 4 make it out alive. Everyone seems to be a suspect, and everybody has one thing to cover.
Tejada will play Brownyn. Prime of her class, Bronwyn is so centered on the longer term she hardly ever thinks in regards to the current. Most classmates admire her greater than they like her, and some rivals surprise how far she’d go to get forward.
van Grootel will painting Nate, the college’s most infamous drug vendor, a delinquent who lives alone together with his alcoholic father. However that’s not the one cause he’s the police’s prime suspect.
From left: Barrett Carnahan, Chibuikem Uche, Jessica McLeod, Melissa Collazo
Cochrane will play Addy. Addy makes highschool look simple, however you don’t turn into the college’s hottest cheerleader with out hiding secrets and techniques. If individuals actually knew her, she fears, her complete world may disintegrate.
Uche will painting Cooper. A dominant highschool baseball pitcher, scouted by the main leagues, Cooper is on the verge of signing a life-changing skilled deal – except one thing (or somebody) will get in his manner.
McLeod is Janae. A punk outsider who hates her faux classmates, Janae is left indignant and alone when her solely good friend is murdered. Fairly than merely grieve his demise, she guarantees to honor his bitter legacy.
Carnahan will play Jake, the captain of the soccer staff and the boyfriend of Addy (Cochrane). Jake appears to have all of it, however it’s by no means sufficient.
Collazo will painting Maeve, Bronwyn’s little sister, who developed a troublesome demeanor whereas dropping years to a childhood struggle with Leukemia. In remission now, she’s hungry to make up for misplaced time.
Sacchi and Matt Groesch govt produce through Sacchi’s 5 Extra Minutes. Jennifer Morrison (Euphoria) will direct the pilot and likewise govt produce.
Tejada is a Dominican-American bilingual actress born in New York and raised within the Dominican Republic. After transferring again to the U.S., she educated professionally in New York. Her TV credit embody recurring roles in Orange Is The New Black and The Purge. Tejada is repped by JHA Administration and Modern Artists.
van Grootel bought his begin as a performer on The Legend of Gavin Tanner, adopted by roles in Thriller Highway with Judy Davis, and Go!, directed by Owen Trevor, reverse Frances O’Connor and Richard Roxburgh. van Grootel is repped by Courageous Artists Administration (US) and Hallie McKeig at FilmBites (AU).
Cochrane’s tv sequence credit embody Trendy Household, It’s At all times Sunny in Philadelphia and Main Crimes. In movie, she held a starring position within the impartial horror thriller Apparition, reverse Kevin Pollak and Mena Suvari. She has additionally recurred on Heathers, Cobra Kai and on Jordan Peele’s new sequence, Bizarre Metropolis, and he or she was not too long ago seen on the horror anthology sequence, Into the Darkish: Pure. Cochrane is repped by three Arts Leisure, Momentum Expertise & Literary Company and Myman Greenspan.
Uche is a newcomer, however has already booked a pivotal position within the Chris McKay and Chris Pratt characteristic, Ghost Draft. He’s repped by Zero Gravity Administration, Embody and Myman Greenspan.
McLeod not too long ago appeared in a two-season arc on You Me Her in addition to the impartial coming-of-age movie Andie the Nice. McLeod additionally held a visitor position on season 4 of Van Helsing. McLeod is repped by Lauren Levitt & Associates Inc.
Carnahan not too long ago appeared on the Amazon pilot Faculty, produced by Jill Soloway and Channing Tatum. Carnahan will recur on the upcoming seasons of Cobra Kai and Alexa & Katie. Earlier recurring credit embody Grown-ish, Good Ladies Revolt, Colony, Constantine, Greatest Associates At any time when and The Thundermans. Carnahan is repped by Abrams Artists Company, LINK Leisure and Stone, Genow.
Collazo not too long ago recurred in Swamp Factor and performs the lead position within the upcoming characteristic movie Lena And Snowball. Collazo is repped by Velocity Leisure Companions, Play Administration and Jackoway Austen Tyerman.
One Of Us Is Mendacity is considered one of three pilot orders from Peacock, becoming a member of Punky Brewster, additionally from UCP, and Straight Speak.