Breakfast Club-inspired murder mystery One Of Us Is Lying has returned to Netflix for another murderous season.

Based on Karen M McManus’s novel of the same name, the popular series's first season gained quite the following when it aired via NBC/Peacock in the US and on Netflix this side of the pond.

Season 2 goes in a different direction from the second book in McManus's series, keeping the focus on Bronwyn, Nate, Addy and Cooper, the four Bayview High students who witnessed a murder during detention in the series's first outing.

It was revealed fellow student Jake was responsible for the murder, but he himself was also killed at the end of the season. One Of Us Is Lying season 2 answers the circumstances surrounding his death, and how it impacts the core One Of Us Is Lying cast. Spoiler alert, they don't have an easy ride of things.

Want to know more? Read on for everything you need to know about One Of Us Is Lying season 2.

One Of Us is Lying season 2 release date

Mark McKenna in One of Us is Lying
Mark McKenna plays Simon in One of Us is Lying Peacock/YouTube

Yes, One Of Us Is Lying has been renewed for a second season which is currently available to watch in full on Netflix.

The second season premiered on Tuesday 15th November 2022.

“We are thrilled that the compelling and binge-worthy first season of ‘One of Us Is Lying’ resonated so strongly with our YA audience,” said Lisa Katz, president scripted content at NBCUniversal Television and Streaming.

“The fandom behind the series is incredibly passionate and we can’t wait to deliver more twists and turns that will leave viewers on the edge of their seats," she continued.

“From the moment we saw the pilot Erica wrote, we knew this was a special show and we’re thrilled that Peacock felt the same,” added Beatrice Springborn, president of UCP.

“Returning to shoot in New Zealand with Erica as showrunner for season two is an exciting next chapter in the wild and fun story of the Bayview Four.”

Showrunner Erica Saleh added: "We are so happy with the reception of season 1, and are beyond thrilled that we get to continue our story in season 2. We can’t wait to bring more mystery to the halls of Bayview High!”

One Of Us Is Lying season 2 cast

Marianly Tejada in One of Us is Lying
Marianly Tejada in One of Us is Lying Peacock/YouTube

Those who’ve watched season 1 will be well aware that not everyone in the cast will be able to return for a second season.

While it’s bad news for Simon (Mark Mckenna) and Jake (Barrett Carnahan) after their untimely deaths in season 1, it’s good news for almost every other central character in the show.

Marianly Tejada (Orange Is the New Black) returns as Bronwyn, while Cooper van Grootel (Mystery Road) reprises his role as Nate.

Annalisa Cochrane (Cobra Kai) is also back as Addy alongside Chibuikem Uche (The Tomorrow War) as Cooper.

Supporting cast members from season 1 Jessica McLeod (Janae), Melissa Collazo (Maeve), Sara Thompson (Vanessa), Zenia Marshall (Keely), Jacque Drew (Detective Wheeler), and Karim Diane (Kris) are all also set to return.

There are also a couple of new faces, including Doralynn Mui as Fiona, while Jake's brother Cole (Joe Witkowski) plays a bigger role this time around.

One Of Us Is Lying season 2 plot

As previously mentioned, One of Us is Lying is based on Karen M McManus’s novel of the same name.

However, season 2 will pick up right after the events in the season 1 finale, meaning the next instalment will deviate from McManus's sequel novel (titled One Of Us Is Next), which is set a whole year after One Of Us Is Lying.

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The finale of season 1 finally solves the mystery of Simon’s death, revealing that Simon tainted his own water with peanut oil in a prank he had devised with Jake.

Simon intended to almost die and give his classmates a scare, before reviving himself with one of his EpiPens.

However, in an evil move, Jake decided to remove Simon's EpiPens from the nurse’s office and frame his girlfriend Addy, who had been cheating on him, for the murder.

Addy eventually put the pieces of the puzzle together and realised Jake was Simon’s accomplice.

Addy, Cooper and Janae ended up in a fight with Jake, with one of the trio – though it wasn't revealed who – shooting and killing Jake, setting up an obvious plot line for season 2.

Is there a trailer for One Of Us Is Lying season 2?

There is! Peacock, the series's US broadcaster, released a trailer last month.

One Of Us Is Lying is available to watch on Netflix. Sign up for Netflix from £6.99 a month. Netflix is also available on Sky Glass and Virgin Media Stream.

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