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Peacock has given a series order to the young-adult mystery drama One of Us is Lying, featuring the Dominican-American actress.
Spain’s Darío Madrona, co-creator of Netflix’s Elite, will serve as the series’ showrunner.
Peacock has given the adaptation of Karen M. McManus’ novel an eight-episode order after ordering a pilot last year.
In addition to Tejada, who starred in The Purge, the series’ ensemble cast includes Cooper van Grootel, Annalisa Cochrane, Chibuikem Uche, Jessica McLeod, Barrett Carnahan and Melissa Collazo.
The drama hails from UCP and John Sacchi’s 5 More Minutes Productions.
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.
Erica Saleh wrote the pilot and will executive produce, while Madrona will serve as showrunner and also executive produce.
Jennifer Morrison directed and produced the pilot.
Tejada’s other credits include Bridecon, Orange Is the New Black, and Who’s The Boss. She represented the Dominican Republic in the 2011 Miss World competition.
Madrona is a well-known figure in Spanish television, having served as head writer on Genesis, en la Mente del Asesino at age 27 and was in charge of the local remake of British drama Life on Mars. Elite, which he co-created and executive-produced, was picked up for a fourth and final season by Netflix earlier this year.