except: A pair of YA drama series is about to end at peacock.
One of us is lying It ran for two seasons, while Vampire Academy, coming from Julie Blake, ended after one season.
Deadline understands that Peacock executives were pleased with both shows creatively but could not find the audience needed to justify further seasons.
One of us is lying, which is based on the novel by Karen M. It was renewed for a second season earlier this year that will air in October 2022.
Vampire Academy A direct-to-series order was delivered in May 2021 and premiered in September 2022.
Both offerings come from the Universal Studio Group.
One of us is lying, from UCP, follows what happens when five high school students enter detention and four get out alive. Everyone is a suspect, and everyone has something to hide.
Annalisa Cochrane (Addy), Chibuikem Uche (Cooper), Marianly Tejada (Bronwyn), Cooper van Grootel (Nate), Barrett Carnahan (Jake), Mark McKenna (Simon), Melissa Collazo (Maeve), and Jessica McLeod (Janae) star.
The first season solves the mystery of Simon’s death and the second season picks up after the end of the first season rather than continuing McManus’ sequel novel, One of Us Is Next, which is set one year later.
Erica Saleh, who adapted the novel and wrote the pilot script for the series, has taken over as showrunner for the second season, replacing Elite co-creator Dario Madrona, who will remain on the show as executive producer. The series was also produced by John Sacchi and Matt Groesch of 5 More Minutes Productions who developed the pilot, along with Saleh, Jan Oxenberg, Molly Nussbaum and Bill Johnson.
The series is shown as a Netflix exclusive in a number of international markets, including in the United Kingdom, India, South Korea, Brazil, and Japan.
UCP is exploring other options to continue in the series.
Vampire Academy It comes from Julie Plec and Marguerite MacIntyre, and is based on the Richelle Mead book series.
Written by MacIntyre, Vampire Academy Set in a world of privilege and magic, the friendship of two girls transcends their dizzyingly different seasons as they prepare to complete their education and enter the royal vampire society. This serial thriller drama combines the elegance of aristocratic romance with the supernatural thrills of the vampire genre.
The cast includes Sissy Stringer, Daniela Neves, Kieron Moore, Andre Dae Kim, J August Richards, Anita Joy Owajih, Mia McKenna Bruce, Ryan Blundell, Jonita Kaiser and Andrew Lehner.
Plec and MacIntyre executive produce the Peacock series alongside Emily Cummins, Don Murphy, Susan Montford, Deepak Nayar and Jillian DeFrehn. Bill Woodruff directs the pilot. Additional series directors are Plec, Luis Prieto, Jesse Warn, Erica Dunton, and Geoff Shotz.
Vampire AcademyProduced by Universal Television, a division of the Universal Studio Group. It also did well internationally, selling to more than 100 territories around the world. Likewise, the studio is exploring other options for continuing the show.
The cancellations aren’t a huge surprise and come as the streaming device moves into its next phase of development.
Peacock has a hot month with release Best man which is believed to have done well for the network and Rian Johnson’s issue-of-the-week series poker face Starring Natasha Lyonne Upcoming. It also launched a delightfully weird series Paul T. Goldman.
Plec is already developing its next project at Peacock. she and she Vampire AcademyAdam Starks created the co-executive producer free man a mystery drama series set in a picturesque small town in Georgia, began airing after NBCU won the project in a competitive battle.
The streamer also recently ordered a contemporary horror film based on a story by Robert McCammon stingrayFrom writer Ian McCulloch (Yellowstone ), James Wan from Atomic Monster (Sorcery Universe) and UCP, she has other upcoming titles like Based on a true story Starring Kaley Cuoco and Mrs. DavisBy Damon Lindelof and Tara Hernandez.