Masters of Sex Star Lizzy Caplan Tapped to Star in Apple’s Are You Sleeping
Deadline reports that Masters of Sex and Now You See Me 2 star Lizzy Caplan has signed on star opposite Academy Award winner Octavia Spencer (The Help) on Apple TV’s upcoming thriller series Are You Sleeping. Caplan is said to be portraying twin sisters Josie and Lanie, while Spencer is said to be a true-crime podcaster that has reopened the murder case of the twin sisters’ father.
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.
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 Cherinin 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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