LOS ANGELES, October 7 (WNN) — cast member of one of us is lyingPremiering on Thursday on Peacock, said that the mysteries of his characters bind him together. Annalisa Cochran, Barrett Carnahan, Chibuike Uche, Jessica McLeod, Melissa Collazo, Marianne Tejada and Cooper Van Grotel interrogate high school students into the death of another student (Mark McKenna).
“In these strange circumstances, they become such a great group of friends,” van Grotel told WNN in a Zoom interview. “They’re almost forced to band together, but it’s beautiful, and the friendship grows throughout the season.”
Nate (Van Grutel), Eddie (Cochrane), Cooper (Uche), Bronwyn (Tejada) and Simon (McKenna) are taken into custody. During detention, Simon dies of a peanut allergy.
Police believe Simon was poisoned and suspect each detained student, along with classmates Jake (Carnahan) and Jayne (McLeod), and Bronwyn’s sister, Maeve (Colazo). Each of them is keeping a secret that may give them a motive for Simon’s murder.
“We all had secrets that we think are like the most important thing in the world to us,” Uche said. “Whenever that happens, you’ll have young people who are willing to do anything to protect those secrets.”
Simon was running a website called About That, in which he exposed the secrets of his classmates. There may be objectionable information about him to every classmate.
“Mysteries for Simon are like currency,” said 25-year-old McKenna. “If he knows anything about you, he’ll come up to you and tell you. The only way to post it is to tell him something about something else.”
Jane was friends with Simon. McLeod, 24, said solving Simon’s murder brought classmates closer together.
“I think one of the lovely things about this show is that it’s really about friendship,” McLeod said. “It’s about people who are so different finding each other and supporting each other through a crazy painful ride.”
Most of the school students didn’t like Simon because he threatened to expose them all on About That. Tejada said that Bronwyn saw Simon as an academic rival, and this makes him a suspect.
“Everyone knows how seriously she takes her academics and how far she is willing to go to protect her,” Tejada said.
Jake and Eddie are boyfriend and girlfriend. Carnahan, 29, said the murder mystery threatens the couple.
“If you think you have it all together the way these two guys do, they’re destined for failure,” Carnahan said.
Cochrane, 25, said Eddie was amazed by Simon’s positions when he was tearing up his other classmates. Now, Addy worries that even after Simon’s death, his secret may be uncovered.
“It’s weird for him unless it’s about him and his friends,” Cochrane said. “Then it becomes a bit of a problem for Addy and adds to her anxiety.”
Simon continues to appear in the series in flashbacks. McKenna said that he played Simon differently depending on the context of the flashback.
McKenna said, “Maybe someone incorrectly remembers the situation they went through or they remember a very specific version of Simon.” “I had to play with this idea of working in a new Simon, depending on who I’m working with and what the scene was like.”
The cast filmed the pilot: one of us is lying two years ago. The COVID-19 pandemic delayed production.
The show was shot in New Zealand. It is based on the book by Karen McManus, first published in 2017.
Cochrane and Carnahan have both previously appeared on the Netflix hit cobra moss. However, the two did not have any scenes together.
Carnahan played young John Craze in flashbacks to the Vietnam War. Cochrane played a modern high school student.
“We’ve both had such great different experiences,” Cochrane said. “He won’t tell you this, but he definitely followed me on Instagram before I got the role.”
Carnahan said he filmed his season 3 role cobra moss just before being put in one of us is lying. Carnahan said fans of Cobra Kai are excited to see him on scene with Cochrane.
“It’s also fun to watch cobra moss “The show has two people in the Cobra Kai universe, obsessively obsessing over the fact,” Carnahan said.
. new episodes of one of us is lying Premieres Thursday on Peacock.