Melissa Collazo and Jess McLeod Discuss ‘One of Us Is Lying’

Melissa Collazo and Jess McLeod star in the Peacock Original, One of Us Is Lying. The new series launches Thursday, October 7 on the streaming platform. The season will be a total of eight episodes and be released over the course of three weeks, with new episodes dropping in batches on Thursdays.

Based on Karen M. McManus’s #1 New York Times best-selling novel, One of Us Is Lying is the story of what happens when five high schoolers walk into detention and only four make it out alive. Everyone is a suspect, and everyone has something to hide.

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Collazo portrays Maeve in One of Us Is Lying. She can recently be seen in Lena and Snowball as well as Freaky. Other notable work includes Swamp Thing, The Little Mermaid, and Stranger Things.

McLeod takes on the role of Janae. Recently, the actor can be seen in Andie the Great. Other notable credits include You Me Her, Shall We Play?, Eve of Destruction, The Hollow Child, Van Helsing, and Everfall.

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I had the chance to ask the duo about their characters, using the book as inspiration for the series, what they’re most excited for fans to see, how they feel about getting to share their work with the world, what they enjoy about the genre, and more!

Watch my interview below to find out everything they shared with me:

*Article updated (October 17) to reflect preferred pronouns.