Apple Orders 10 Episodes of a new Crime Series starring Octavia Spencer, Best Supporting Actress in The Shape of Water
In early January Patently Apple posted a report titled "Apple Worldwide Video Lands First Development Project for a Crime Story Starring Octavia Spencer." We reported that the new series would be called 'Are you Sleeping, staring Octavia Spencer who starred in movies such as the Shape of Water, Hidden Figures, The Help and Gifted. Octavia Spencer won for best supporting actress in the movie 'The Shape of Water' which won best movie of the year.
Originally Reese Witherspoon was to produce the series and was the only name floating around. Now we're learning from Variety that "Spencer, Spellman, Hello Sunshine's Witherspoon and Lauren Neustadter, Chernin Entertainment's Peter Chernin, Jenno Topping and Kristen Campo are exec producers of the series "Are You Sleeping."
Nichelle Tramble Spellman (of 'The Good Wife') created the show and will serve as showrunner. Apple has ordered 10 episodes but there's no word yet from Apple on a premiere date.
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