"Are You Sleeping" Drama Series Starring Octavia Spencer in Works at Apple

Angelo Anderson
January 13, 2018

The original drama will star Academy Award victor Octavia Spencer (The Shape of Water, Hidden Figures, The Help). The recently launched scripted drama venture between Peter Chernin's Chernin Entertainment and Endeavor Content is the studio. As Variety reports, the series "challenges its viewers to consider the consequences when the pursuit of justice is placed on a public stage".

Reese Witherspoon has already created TV magic with Big Little Lies, and now she's taking on a new TV project as a part of her production company's 2018 lineup, and it's going to be thrilling.

Based on Kathleen Barber's true crime novel, Are You Sleeping offers a glimpse into America's obsession with true crime podcasts.

The series is a murder-themed psychological thriller which Sarah Koenig, creator of hit podcast Serial, will consult on.


Witherspoon first assigned Are You Sleeping to her followers back in August, and it's far from the first selection in the club (which originally started on Witherspoon's main account) that the actress-producer ultimately optioned. She is producing and starring in a comedy-drama set behind the scenes of an American morning show along with Jennifer Aniston.

Spencer, repped by WME, is now onscreen in Guillermo del Toro's The Shape of Water.

Spellman and her husband, fellow writer, Malcolm Spellman, have been attached to Confederate, Game Of Thrones creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss's controversial slavery-themed followup series for HBO.

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