Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Amazon Gives Series Order to Drama 'We Were Liars' Created by Julie Plec and Carina Adly MacKenzie

Amazon has today given a series order to the original drama series We Were Liars created by Julie Plec (The Vampire Diaries, Legacies) and Carina Adly MacKenzie (Roswell, New Mexico, The Originals). 

Based on the novel by E. Lockhart, the series is a tragic love story and an amnesia thriller set on a privately owned island off the coast of Massachusetts.

Plec and MacKenzie will executive produce with Lockhart and Emily Cummins. Amazon Studios, Universal Television and My So-Called Company will produce.

"E. Lockhart's We Were Liars is a gripping story centered on family, love, secrets, and lies that is perfect for our Prime Video audience," said Vernon Sanders, Head of Television, Amazon and MGM Studios. "Lockhart, Julie Plec, and Carina Adly MacKenzie are each brilliant at creating complex characters and we're looking forward to teaming up with these incredible storytellers, along with Universal Television, to bring this show to life."

"We've been obsessed with this beloved story for years and for a while it seemed like it might be the one that got away from us," added Plec and MacKenzie. "But finally, we are elated to be bringing it to life with everyone at Prime Video and UTV, who are just as passionate about this twisty tale as we are. We're also incredibly grateful that the author has joined our creative team behind the scenes. As die-hard book fans ourselves, we have one message to the many loyal readers out there: if anyone asks you how it ends... just lie."