Peacock Releases First Teaser for ‘One of Us Is Lying’ Adaptation (TV News Roundup)

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Peacock released a teaser for “One of Us Is Lying,” an original drama series premiering soon.

Based on Karen M. McManus’ New York Times best-selling novel of the same name, the series takes place in a high school where five students enter detention and one doesn’t survive. The trailer sees Simon (played by Mark McKenna) rushed out of Bayview High School on a stretcher, dying from an allergic reaction. Simon narrates from beyond the grave, raising suspicion as to who may be his murderer among classmates Nate (Cooper van Grootel), Addy (Annalisa Cochrane), Cooper (Chibuikem Uche) and Bronwyn (Marianly Tejada).

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Darío Madrona serves as showrunner for the eight-episode series, with Erica Saleh, John Sacchi and Mat Groesch also executive producing. Saleh also wrote the pilot episode, while Jennifer Morrison directed. Watch the teaser below.

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DATES

Netflix announced that “Clickbait” will premiere on Aug. 25. Starring Adrian Grenier, Zoe Kazan and Betty Gabriel, the eight-episode limited series follows father and husband Nick Brewer (Grenier), who mysteriously disappears and is later seen in a video on the internet, badly beaten and holding a card that says, “I abuse women. At 5 million views, I die.” As his sister (Kazan) and wife (Gabriel) search to save him, they uncover a side of Nick they didn’t know existed. Told from revolving points of view, “Clickbait” is produced by Australian based Matchbox Pictures and Tony Ayres Productions together with Heyday Television for Netflix. All three companies are part of NBCUniversal International Studios, a division of Universal Studio Group. Tony Ayres is creator, showrunner and executive producer. Christian White is co-creator, co-producer, and writer. Brad Anderson is lead director. David Heyman is a NWEP through his production company Heyday Television. Tom Winchester is executive producer for Heyday Television. Watch a teaser and see first look images below.

CLICKBAIT (L to R) ADRIAN GRENIER as NICK BREWER in episode 101 of CLICKBAIT Cr. BEN KING/NETFLIX © 2021
CLICKBAIT (L to R) ADRIAN GRENIER as NICK BREWER in episode 101 of CLICKBAIT Cr. BEN KING/NETFLIX © 2021
CLICKBAIT (L to R) BETTY GABRIEL as SOPHIE BREWER and ADRIAN GRENIER as NICK BREWER in episode 103 of CLICKBAIT Cr. BEN KING/NETFLIX © 2021
CLICKBAIT (L to R) BETTY GABRIEL as SOPHIE BREWER and ADRIAN GRENIER as NICK BREWER in episode 103 of CLICKBAIT Cr. BEN KING/NETFLIX © 2021
CLICKBAIT (L to R) ADRIAN GRENIER as NICK BREWER in episode 106 of CLICKBAIT Cr. COURTESY OF NETFLIX © 2021
CLICKBAIT (L to R) ADRIAN GRENIER as NICK BREWER in episode 106 of CLICKBAIT Cr. COURTESY OF NETFLIX © 2021
CLICKBAIT (L to R) ZOE KAZAN as PIA BREWER and KATE LISTER as JEANNINE MURPHY in episode 103 of CLICKBAIT Cr. BEN KING/NETFLIX © 2021
CLICKBAIT (L to R) ZOE KAZAN as PIA BREWER and KATE LISTER as JEANNINE MURPHY in episode 103 of CLICKBAIT Cr. BEN KING/NETFLIX © 2021
CLICKBAIT (L to R) ZOE KAZAN as PIA BREWER and BETTY GABRIEL as SOPHIE BREWER in episode 108 of CLICKBAIT Cr. COURTESY OF NETFLIX © 2021
CLICKBAIT (L to R) ZOE KAZAN as PIA BREWER and BETTY GABRIEL as SOPHIE BREWER in episode 108 of CLICKBAIT Cr. COURTESY OF NETFLIX © 2021
CLICKBAIT (L to R) PHOENIX RAEI as ROSHAN AMIR in episode 102 of CLICKBAIT Cr. BEN KING/NETFLIX © 2021
CLICKBAIT (L to R) PHOENIX RAEI as ROSHAN AMIR in episode 102 of CLICKBAIT Cr. BEN KING/NETFLIX © 2021

FIRST LOOKS

Disney Plus released a trailer for “Chip ‘n’ Dale: Park Life,” premiering July 28. The new show will follow the decades-old characters, two chipmunk brothers, through their antics in a big city park. “Chip ‘n’ Dale: Park Life” will include 12 episodes, each comprised of three seven-minute parts. The project is produced by Xilam Animation. Marc du Pontavice serves as executive producer, while Jean Cayrol directs and Vincent Artaud composes. Watch the trailer below.

CASTING

Netflix announced that Brandon Grace, Éanna Hardwicke and Paulina Chávez have joined the Season 2 cast of “Fate: The Winx Saga,” which is currently in production in County Wicklow, Ireland. Grace will play Grey, Hardwicke will play Sebastian, and Chávez will play Flora, a Latina character from Nickelodeon’s original animated “Winx Club” that fans were upset about not seeing in the first season. Reprising their roles from Season 1 are Abigail Cowen, Hannah van der Westhuysen, Eliot Salt, Elisha Applebaum, Sadie Soverall, Freddie Thorp, Danny Griffin, Theo Graham, Jacob Dudman, Ken Duken and Rob James Collier. Brian Young returns as showrunner; Judy Counihan, Kris Thykier, Joanne Lee and Cristiana Buzzelli executive produce. Watch a video from behind the scenes of Season 2 below.

Jordan Fisher will guest star in an upcoming episode of Disney Plus’ “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series.” In the 11th episode of Season 2, “Showtime,” Fisher plays Jamie Porter, a talented music producer and older brother to Gina (Sofia Wylie), who surprises his sister at the opening night of East High’s “Beauty and the Beast.” The episode streams on July 23. Watch a sneak peek below.

PROGRAMMING

Discovery’s Golf Digest announced the debut of “A Round with Tiger: Celebrity Playing Lessons,” a new biographical four-part series about Tiger Woods. Directed by Peter Berg, the series sees Woods spending time with celebrity friends Jada Pinkett Smith, David Spade and Dwayne Wade as he discusses his life, family and sport. The episodes were shot in February of this year, just one day before a severe car accident Woods is still recovering from. Watch the first episode, featuring Pinkett Smith, below.

LATE NIGHT

Jonas Brothers and Zoe Lister-Jones will appear on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” while Henry Golding and Robin Thicke will be on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” with guest host Anthony Anderson. “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” will have on Jason Sudeikis and Yola, and Kristin Chenoweth, Tim Robinson, Simon Rich and Taku Hirano will be on “Late Night With Seth Meyers.”

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