Apple working on new ‘Are You Sleeping’ TV show starring Octavia Spencer

Apple has yet another new series in the works, this time an original drama called “Are You Sleeping” based on Kathleen Barber’s novel.

Octavia Spencer is currently attached to star, and it is being produced under Reese Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine and Chernin Ent/Endeavor Content umbrella.

Variety first reported the news, also noting the show is executive produced by Witherspoon and Lauren Neustadter for Hello Sunshine, and Peter Chernin, Jenno Topping and Kristen Campo for Chernin Ent., all next to Spencer and Tramble.

The novel “challenges its viewers to consider the consequences when the pursuit of justice is placed on a public stage.” Basically delving into the popularity of “true crime” podcast like Serial.

Speaking Serial, Sarah Koenig, the creator and producer behind Serial, will be serving as a consultant on the series.