Apple has announced another big name will be involved in its upcoming drama, Are You Sleeping. Breaking Bad’s Aaron Paul is now among the cast alongside Octavia Spencer, Lizzy Caplan, Ron Cephas Jones, Elizabeth Perkins, Mekhi Phifer, Michael Beach, Tracie Thoms, and Haneefah Wood.
Are You Sleeping? is one of the more highly anticipated original shows that Apple will be releasing? It is based on a book by Kathleen Barber:
“The series is based on the novel of the same name by Kathleen Barber and explores people’s obsession with true-crime stories and the recent boom in podcasts dedicated to probing unsolved and disputed cases.
Spencer will play reporter Poppy Parnell, a reporter who looks to uncover the truth behind a decades-old questionable murder verdict through her new podcast. Caplan will play twin sisters Josie and Lanie.”
Apple is not set to release its first TV shows until March 2019, so we still have a long time to wait, but the new cast members are certainly building up excitement. Ron Cephas Jones is currently starring in NBC drama This is US, and Elizabeth Perkins is best known for her role in the TV show Weeds and movie Big. Tracie Thoms is remembered for her roles in Cold Case, Rent, and The Devil Wears Prada, Haneefah Wood for her roles in Freedomland, and Zoe Ever After, and finally Michael Beach for his roles in ER, and Third Watch!