Rent actress Tracie Thoms has joined the star-studded cast for Apple’s Octavia Spencer 10-episode thriller drama Are You Sleeping.  Thoms joins a cast including, Spencer, Aaron Paul (The Path, Breaking Bad),  Elizabeth Perkins (Weeds), Mekhi Phifer (ER, 8 Mile), Michael Beach (Aquaman, Sons of Anarchy), and Haneefah Wood (Baskets, One Day at a Time).

The cast also includes Emmy Award-nominated This Is Us co-star Ron Cephas Jones.

Are You Sleeping, created and written by Nichelle Tramble Spellman is based on the true-crime novel by Kathleen Barber, and provides 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.

Spencer stars as Poppy Parnell, a relentless investigative reporter who looks to uncover the truth behind a decades old questionable murder verdict through her new podcast.

Thoms has starred in series such as Criminal Minds, The Mindy Project, and Gone.  She currently stars on Lifetime series UnReal and has a recurring role on the Fox series 9-1-1.

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