One of Us Is Lying is an American mystery drama television series created by Erica Saleh.
The series is based on Karen M. McManus’s 2017 novel of the same name, and it follows five high school students who enter detention, where one of them dies under suspicious circumstances and an investigation ensues.
It stars Mark McKenna as Simon, the deceased student, and Annalisa Cochrane, Chibuikem Uche, Marian Tejada, and Cooper van Grootel as the main suspects, with Barrett Carnahan, Jessica McLeod, and Melissa Collazo in supporting roles.
The series premiered on Peacock on October 7, 2021, to generally positive reviews from critics. The series was renewed for a second season in January 2022, with a premiere date of October 20, 2022.
One of Us is Lying Ending Explained: Who Killed Simon and Who’s Next?
Have you ever imagined The Breakfast Club as a murder mystery? That is the premise of One of Us Is Lying, and it has captivated viewers from the start.
Five high school students are sent to detention, and one of them does not survive.
The other four students are all motivated by the fact that the victim, Simon, was about to reveal their secrets in his infamous blog About That. They quickly become the Bayview Four, the main suspects in a murder investigation.
The truth is finally revealed after many twists and turns. So, who actually murdered Simon?
Here’s everything you need to know about the show, including how it sets up a possible season two.
One of Us is Lying Ending: What Happened?
Simon goes into anaphylactic shock at the start of the show due to his peanut allergy. There is no teacher present in detention at that point, and the only witnesses are bad boy Nate, popular Addy And overachiever Bronwyn, and baseball star Cooper.
They summon paramedics but are unable to locate a single EpiPen in the nurse’s office. Simon is killed. According to the police investigation, someone laced his water with peanut oil and stole all of the EpiPens from the school.
The Bayview Four, drawn together by suspicion from the police and the rest of the school, try to figure out what happened by secretly working together. None of their secrets, however, are safe.
Someone else begins posting on Simon’s blog, and soon everyone knows Bronwyn cheated on a chemistry exam, Nate sold drugs to an intoxicated student who nearly died, and Addy cheated on Jake, her boyfriend. Cooper’s homosexuality is the only secret that remains hidden.
How Was the Other One of Us Lying Characters Involved?
When Simon’s best friend Janae suspected one of the Bayview Four of murdering him, she leaked their secrets on his gossip app.
It wasn’t until she was locked out (by Jake) that she realized they weren’t guilty and decided to help with the investigation.
Meanwhile, Maeve hacked into Simon’s laptop in search of clues as to why he ghosted her, but instead discovered Jake’s About That hacking, eventually handing over what she’d discovered to the cops.
Mrs. Avery, on the other hand, had a secret of her own. Simon was blackmailing her for assisting Vanessa with an abortion, which is how the five students ended up in detention together for the prank in the first place.
Frequently Asked Questions
How Did Jake Murder Simon?
When Jake Discovered the Others Attempting to Steal Simon’s Xbox From His Possessions, He Pulled a Gun on Them Before Chasing Addy Into the Woods With the Xbox Under Her Arm. Cooper and Janae Pursued Jake, Eventually Hitting Him Over the Head Before a Gunshot Rang Out in the Midst of the Chaos, Killing Him.
Why Did Simon Commit Suicide in the Book One of Us is Lying?
His True Cause of Death Was Suicide. He Was Depressed, So He Spent Months Planning His Death in Order to Ruin the Lives of Others. He Intended to Inform Everyone a Year Later by Giving Janae Explanation Papers.
In One of Us is Lying, What Was The Nate’s Secret?
Cooper is Pressured Into Revealing His Secret to His Family, Despite His Lawyer’s Protests: He is Gay and Has Been Cheating on Keely With a Guy Named Kris. Nate Appears to Be the Primary Suspect in Simon’s Murder as the Only Member of the Bayview Four With a Criminal Record.
Who was the murderer in one of us next?
They discover that Intense Guy is Jared Jackson, the younger brother of one of Eli’s convicted cops, Ray Jackson. They also learn that Phoebe’s father died many years ago when a forklift that Brandon Weber was playing with (when he was 13) malfunctioned, killing Phoebe’s father.