Breaking Bad's Aaron Paul Joins Cast of Upcoming 'Are You Sleeping' Apple TV Series

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    "Are You Sleeping," a drama series that will star Octavia Spencer, has picked up several new cast members, including Aaron Paul, known for "Breaking Bad," reports Variety.

    In addition to Spencer and Paul, "Are You Sleeping" will star Lizzy Caplan (Masters of Sex), Ron Cephas Jones (This is Us), Elizabeth Perkins (Weeds), Mekhi Phifer (ER), Michael Beach (Sons of Anarchy), Tracie Thoms (UnREAL), and Haneefah Wood (Nurse Jackie).


    As has been previously reported, "Are You Sleeping" is a psychological thriller based on a novel written by Kathleen Barber. The book, also called "Are You Sleeping," focuses on a podcast that reopens a murder case, similar to the popular "Serial" podcast that led to a new trial for Adnan Syed, in jail for allegedly murdering his girlfriend.

    Sarah Koenig, who created and produced "Serial," will consult on the "Are You Sleeping" series, which Apple gave a series order for in May. The show will explore how the reopening of the murder case impacts the people involved.

    Octavia Spencer, known for her roles in "Hidden Figures" and "The Shape of Water" will play Poppy Parnell, the reporter who is aiming to uncover the truth behind a decades old murder through her podcast.

    Paul will play convicted murderer Warren Cave, whose guilt is in question, while Lizzy Caplan will play twin sisters Josie and Lanie. Jones, known for "This is Us," plays Poppy's father, Leander "Shreve" Scoville. Perkins will play the role of Cave's mother, while Phifer will play the role of Markus Knox, detective and friend of Poppy's.

    Beach plays Ingram Rhoades, attorney and husband of Poppy, and Thoms plays Desiree Scoville, Poppy's opinionated older sister. Wood plays Poppy's other sister, Cydie Scoville.

    "Are You Sleeping" was written by Nichelle Tramble Spellman, and the series will be produced by Reese Witherspoon's Hello Sunshine and Chernin Entertainment/Endeavor Content.

    It's still not clear when the first of Apple's television shows will debut, but rumors have suggested 2019 as an initial launch date. With casting in place for "Are You Sleeping," it could be progressing to the filming stage in the near future.

    Article Link: Breaking Bad's Aaron Paul Joins Cast of Upcoming 'Are You Sleeping' Apple TV Series
  2. _Refurbished_ macrumors 68000


    Mar 23, 2007
    While I have nothing against Apple getting into the TV space, I really hope MacRumors doesn’t become flooded with TV announcements. I already have to scroll through enough Apple Watch articles as it is! o_O
  3. RCS31 macrumors 6502


    Jun 28, 2013
    Looking for a place of freedom and rationality

    Haha, but for real though, Aaron Paul is a fantastic actor, I'll be watching for sure.
  4. slimtastic Suspended


    May 17, 2018
    Your Mother's Bedroom
    Lots of Apple TV and other "less popular" news articles lately. Oh well. Aaron's cool at least.
  5. RealKrS macrumors regular

    Sep 27, 2007
  6. whyamihere macrumors 6502


    Jun 30, 2008
    One of the few show announcements I would actually look forward to watching. Whether I will or not depends entirely on the video content being included with Apple Music (or whatever it may be called) and not a separate subscription fee.
  7. Mefisto macrumors 6502a


    Mar 9, 2015
    The North
    This sounds pretty interesting, and the cast seems equally interesting as well! Something else that will be interesting to discover? How Apple plans to bring all this TV stuff to the consumer. Or maybe I've missed an article already explaining that.

    Oh well, once it happens it'll at least be news to me.
  8. 69Mustang macrumors 603


    Jan 7, 2014
    In between a rock and a hard place
    I like Aaron Paul as well, but fantastic actor seems to be a bit of a stretch. To be fair, the material played a part but a cardboard cutout could have done a better job than Paul in Need for Speed.
  9. Carlanga macrumors 604


    Nov 5, 2009
    There isn't anything else to rumor about ATM. Did you want MORE watchband articles?
  10. w5jck macrumors member


    Nov 9, 2013
    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz. More boring TV I will never watch.
  11. Baymowe335 macrumors 68030

    Oct 6, 2017
    I loved Breaking Bad. Best show ever, period.

    However, Aaron Paul has been a total nothing since that show and probably never will do anything in the future. That was the pinnacle of his career, so this isn't exciting.
  12. supremedesigner macrumors 6502a


    Dec 9, 2005
    Gainesville, Fl
    Me think they’re prepping to announce Apple TV series for this September announcement?
  13. Whathappened macrumors member

    Mar 15, 2018
    What a luck nobody cares about your opinion anyway..
  14. ipedro macrumors 68040


    Nov 30, 2004
    Toronto, ON
    I remember way back in the iTunes heyday, rumours about The Beatles dominated MacRumors headlines. Steve Jobs made a HUGE deal about the Beatles joining the iTunes Store.

    TV content is going to play an instrumental role in Apple's evolution going forward like music did up until this point. iPod + iTunes were absolutely critical in getting Apple to the iPhone and making it the world's most valuable company.
  15. Rogifan macrumors Core


    Nov 14, 2011
    When do watch band articles make front page news (other than maybe the sidebar).
  16. Carlanga macrumors 604


    Nov 5, 2009
    Many times. From the top of my head when they had the expensive store selling them. Then another article that had a fashion women sitting in a chair with a bunch of Watch bands w. new colors.
  17. slimtastic Suspended


    May 17, 2018
    Your Mother's Bedroom
    No no, please no more watch band articles!
  18. Glockworkorange macrumors 65816


    Feb 10, 2015
    Chicago, Illinois
    Need for Speed was just awful.
  19. macrumors 65816

    Nov 10, 2006
    If I'm not mistaken, Apple's media efforts are described to be family-friendly and Disney-like, yet they are making a psychological thriller about murder. Do they intend to try to keep it PG-rated? There's no need for gratuitous violence and gore just to grab attention, but hopefully they are not squeamish in displaying violence as necessary to convey a realistic/sensible story.
  20. cmaier macrumors G4

    Jul 25, 2007
    I liked him in The Path.
  21. Teammm macrumors member


    Feb 24, 2012
    The thought of this show is actually making me excited :D
  22. sinsin07 macrumors 68040

    Mar 28, 2009
  23. Nimrad macrumors 6502

    Jul 28, 2010
    Fixed it ;)
  24. adamjackson macrumors 65816

    Jul 9, 2008

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