Apple has announced that they’re moving forward with their thriller drama series ARE YOU SLEEPING starring Octavia Spencer. The series will be produced under Reese Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine banner. The Good Wife scribe Nichelle Tramble Spellman wrote the script based on the true-crime novel by Kathleen Barber.
Are You Sleeping provides a unique look into America’s fascination with true-crime podcasts’ and challenges its audience to consider the consequences when the pursuit of justice is in the public limelight.
The series joins the growing list of projects set for Apple’s streaming service along with the straight-to-series morning show starring Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon. Also the reboot of Amazing Stories from Steven Spielberg, along with Bryan Fuller, and Ronald D. Moore’s space drama. These are just a few of the projects we know about so far.
Spencer, Tramble, Witherspoon, Lauren Neustadter for Hello Sunshine, Peter Chernin, Jenno Topping, and Kristen Campo for Chernin Entertainment will all executive produce.
Octavia Spencer was nominated for an Oscar for her performance in Hidden Figures and won an Oscar for her performance in The Help. Spencer can currently be seen in Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water. She is represented by WME.
April Dawn | Editorial Intern