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Aaron Paul Joins Cast of Apple TV’s Are You Sleeping

June 13, 2018 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
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Aaron Paul is the latest star to join the cast of Apple TV’s thriller series Are You Sleeping. THR reports that Paul is set to play the male lead in the series, joining previously-announced stars Lizzy Caplan and Octavia Spencer. In addition, Apple has added Ron Cephas Jones (This Is Us), Elizabeth Perkins (Weeds), Mekhi Phifer (ER), Michael Beach (Sons of Anarchy), Tracie Thoms (Rent), and Haneefah Wood (One Day at a Time) to the series.

Based upon Kathleen Barber’s novel of the same name, Are You Sleeping tells the story of Josie Buhrman (Caplan) who has tried to slowly put her life back together after the murder of her father, her mother’s abandonment, and a betrayal of her twin sister Lanie (Caplan). However, things take a turn when investigative reporter reopens her father’s 13-year-old murder case.

Spencer will play Poppy Parnell, a relentless investigative reporter who looks to uncover the truth behind a decades-old questionable murder verdict through her new podcast. Paul plays convicted murderer Warren Cave, whose guilt or innocence has remained a question in many people’s minds for the past 20 years. Jones will play Leander “Shreve” Scoville, the father to Poppy (Spencer). Perkins will play Melanie Cave, the mother to Warren (Paul), who is the subject of Poppy’s podcast. Phifer is set to play Markus Knox, a former detective and Poppy’s longtime friend. Thoms will play Desiree Scoville, Poppy’s older and opinionated sister. And Wood is set to star as Cydie Scoville, Poppy’s fiercely loyal sister.

Are You Sleeping offers a glimpse into America’s obsession with true-crime podcasts and will challenge viewers to consider the consequences when the pursuit of justice is put on a public stage. The thriller/drama is being written and produced by Nichelle Tramble Spellman (The Good Wife), who will also serve as showrunner.