Lizzy Caplan to Star Opposite Octavia Spencer in Apple Drama ‘Are You Sleeping’

“Masters of Sex” alum will play twin sisters Josie and Lanie in Reese Witherspoon’s upcoming thriller series

Last Updated: June 7, 2018 @ 2:49 PM

Lizzy Caplan has a grabbed a lead role opposite Octavia Spencer in “Are You Sleeping,” Apple’s upcoming Reese Witherspoon-produced 10-episode thriller drama series, an individual with knowledge of production tells TheWrap.

The Emmy Award-nominated “Masters of Sex” alum will play twin sisters Josie and Lanie, whose lives have taken very different paths. The project is co-produced by Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine and Chernin Entertainment.

“Are You Sleeping” is created and written by Nichelle Tramble Spellman (who will serve as showrunner) and based on the true-crime novel by Kathleen Barber, which focuses on America’s obsession with true-crime podcasts.

The series is executive produced by Spencer under her Orit Entertainment banner, Tramble Spellman, Witherspoon and her Hello Sunshine partner Lauren Neustadter, as well as Peter Chernin, Jenno Topping and Kristen Campo for Chernin Entertainment.

“Are You Sleeping” is one of three series Apple has ordered from Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine, including the actress’ morning show drama with Jennifer Aniston and the Kristen Wiig-led comedy, “You Think It, I’ll Say It.”

The Witherspoon-produced projects are just three of the tech company’s newly-ordered lineup of originals, which includes (but is not limited to) J.J. Abrams and Sara Bareilles’ dramedy “Little Voice,” the Hailee Steinfeld-led comedy about Emily Dickinson, Steven Spielberg’s “Amazing Stories,” Ron Moore’s space drama, the series “See” from Steven Knight and Francis Lawrence, and the docuseries “Home” from Matt Tyrnauer and Matthew Weaver.

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