Moon Bloodgood exits Apple’s upcoming series Are You Sleeping
Deadline reports that actress Moon Bloodgood has exited Apple’s upcoming series Are You Sleeping. Bloodgood (Falling Skies) had filmed four episodes of the upcoming drama/thriller, whose scenes will have to be re-shot after the role is re-cast with another actor. Production on the series has gone on temporary hiatus until the issue is resolved. There’s no official word why Bloodgood left the series, but the report indicates she just wasn’t quite right for the role.
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 an investigative reporter reopens her father’s 13-year-old murder case.
The cast for Are You Sleeping still includes Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad), Lizzy Caplan (Masters of Sex), Ron Cephas Jones (This Is Us), Elizabeth Perkins (Sharp Objects), Mekhi Phifer (ER), Michael Beach (Sons of Anarchy), Tracie Thoms (Rent), and Haneefah Wood (One Day at a Time).
Are You Sleeping will be a 10-episode thriller/drama and is being written and produced by Nichelle Tramble Spellman (The Good Wife), who will also serve as showrunner. Along with Tramble, Are You Sleeping will be executive produced by Octavia Spencer’s Orit Entertainment, Reese Witherspoon and Lauren Neustadter’s Hello Sunshine, and Chernin Entertainment which is headed up by Peter Chernin, Jenno Topping and Kristen Campo.
Apple’s other upcoming series includes two others from Reese Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine: a morning-show drama starring Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston and a comedy led by Kristen Wiig. Apple’s slate also includes Steven Spielberg’s upcoming Amazing Stories reboot, a Ronald D. Moore space drama, a Damien Chazelle series, world-building drama See from Steven Knight and Francis Lawrence, an M. Night Shyamalan psychological thriller, and the comedy Dickson starring Hailee Steinfeld.
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