Aaron Paul cast in major role for Apple’s Are You Sleeping


Breaking Bad star Aaron Paul has been cast in a new role for Apple’s new series Are You Sleeping.

Aaron Paul is back with another big role, this time for Apple’s upcoming streaming service in a series titled Are You Sleeping. Based on the novel of the same name written by Kathleen Barber, Are You Sleeping’s premise will give its viewers:

"“a unique glimpse into America’s obsession with true-crime podcasts and challenges its viewers to consider the consequences when the pursuit of justice is placed on a public stage.”"

Paul will play a pivotal role in the series. His character is a man named Warren Cave, a convicted murderer who’s been serving his prison sentence for the past twenty years. Some, however, believe he may be innocent of this crime.

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Oscar-winning actress Octavia Spencer (The Shape of Water, The Help), will play the lead. Her character’s focus is to discover the truth about Cave’s guilt or innocence through her self-made podcast. Discovering the truth about Cave’s murder case is a major plot point for Are You Sleeping.

This news comes at a convenient time for Paul. His last series The Path (in which he starred in), was canceled by Hulu after its third season. Now he will work with the men who brought

(Paul’s biggest success) to AMC, Apple executives Zach Van Amburg and Jamie Erlicht.

Are You Sleeping will be created and written by Nichelle Tramble Spellman and produced by Reese Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine and Chernin Ent/Endeavor Content. Besides Spencer and Paul, the show has also cast notable actors Mekhi Phifer, Elizabeth Perkins, Ron Cephas Jones, Lizzy Caplan, and Michael Beach.

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This isn’t Aaron Paul’s first time playing a man against the law. Perhaps his most notable role was Jesse Pinkman in AMC’s Breaking Bad. He’s also played a criminal in the remake of The Last House on the Left and CBS’s Criminal Minds. While in previous roles, he was definitely guilty, viewers will have to watch and find out if Warren Cave committed the crime.

Apple is expected to launch its streaming service sometime in 2019.