General Hospital spoilers show another soap star from the ABC soap is launching into a primetime television show and this time around the show will cover true-crime. Billy Miller who plays Drew Cain on the popular soap has landed a new role in a thriller from Apple original TV programming.
Reports show Miller will play the character Alex Dunn in this drama-thriller coming to the TV screen. The title of the show is Are You Sleeping? and it promises to delve into the world of crime like you haven’t seen done before.
General Hospital Star Moves to True-Crime Drama
It looks like Miller will be around some other famous names when he makes this leap into primetime according to Deadline’s latest report. The show is based on the true-crime novel by Kathleen Barber. Nichelle Tramble Spellman is writing the show for the screen.
While Miller is used to intrigue in his role of Drew on General Hospital, this should be something different for the actor. The show promises a “unique glimpse into America’s obsession with true-crime podcasts,” writes Deadline.
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Consequences of Solving Crimes on a Public Stage
The show’s angle is different than most crime dramas on the television today. The program leaves viewers considering the consequences of playing out the pursuit of justice in the public arena. You might also recognize Moon Bloodgood, a former cast member of the popular show Code Black. She plays the best friend of the investigative reporter on the show.
GH’s Miller will play the character of Alex Dunn, the husband of one of the twin sisters in the storyline. Lizzy Caplan plays both roles of twins, Josie and Lanie. Miller plays Lanie’s husband.
GH’s Miller is Married to a Twin
If this was General Hospital, you could imagine all the possible storylines for a character married to a twin. But this is not a soap. The twin sister’s father was murdered decades ago and the details of that murder are examined on a podcast.
Octavia Spencer plays the role of Poppy Parnell, a relentless reporter obsessed with the investigation. Her character works to uncover the truth behind the father’s death. There’s a man in jail, convicted of the crime, that may be innocent or not. It is reminiscent of many recent real-life stories of wrongly-convicted men.
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What about Drew?
Will Billy Miller leave GH for this juicy primetime role? Miller only signs one-year contracts so he’s always got a flexible deal to walk away from the soap. There have been some rumors in the back alleys of soap forums that Miller might exit this fall, but there are no confirmed spoilers from the actor or network about his fate on the soap.
IMDB lists some other well-known actors cast in Are You Sleeping? including Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad), Mekhi Phifer (ER), Lizzy Calan (Masters of Sex), and Elizabeth Perkins (Weeds). What do you think? Are you worried Billy Miller might leave GH and take Drew Cain out of Port Charles? Stay tuned to Soap Dirt for updates on this breaking news and for all of your General Hospital spoilers and news!