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GH’s Billy Miller Lands Role In Apple’s Upcoming Thriller Series, ARE YOU SLEEPING

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Exciting casting news for mutli-Daytime Emmy winner, Billy Miller (Drew, General Hospital).  Miller has been cast in the upcoming drama series thriller, Are you Sleeping to be on Apple’s streaming platform.

Are you Sleeping stars Oscar winner Octavia Spencer along with Lizzy Caplan, and Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad) with another Oscar winner, Reese Witherspoon serving as one of the series executive producers with the project through her production company, Hello Sunshine.

According to Deadline: Are You Sleeping, 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.

Code Black’s Moon Bloodgood is also set as a series regular. Brett Cullen (Devious Maids) and Hunter Doohan, will recur along with Miller.

In story, Octavia 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. Caplan plays twin sisters Josie and Lanie, whose father’s murder decades ago is examined on the podcast. Paul plays convicted murderer Warren Cave, whose guilt or innocence has remained a question in many people’s minds for the past 20 years.

Miller will play the role of Lanie’s husband, Alex Dunn.

Elizabeth Perkins, Mekhi Phifer, Michael Beach, Tracie Thoms, Haneefah Wood and Ron Cephas Jones (This Is Us) also co-star in the series.

So, looks like Billy will be a part of a star-studded cast! Excited to see him in this role? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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James R. Poissant
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James R. Poissant

Would he be leaving GH?

Fanny
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Fanny

No such luck. Don’t get me wrong, I simply feel GH once again… has poorly written for a good actor.

Phil
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Phil

Can’t say that I disagree with you! GH has sacrificed so much in bringing back just one actor!

Debbie
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Debbie

So true and seems to be repetitive.

Maureen Lynch
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Maureen Lynch

I agree with you in terms of writing for him.

grammy
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grammy

they sure. they have wasted billy`s time and his talent.happy he is moving on

Debbie
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Debbie

I agree.

Sarah Kennedy
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Sarah Kennedy

He has already filmed his last scenes on GH!

grammy
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grammy

yes,they say he is already gone.sarah and has a new show

Chris
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Chris

The article is from July 19, 2018 !

grammy
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grammy

his last taping was july 26th 2019 and he will be seen into august. he has a new show,just because it said 2018 doesnt mean it hasnt happened,new shows take time

Satan
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Satan

Looks like a great cast. I’m not about to buy an Apple TV to watch it though, so who knows how successful it could be on that basis. If a show like that were on Netflix, Hulu, or Amazon or even a more “traditional” cable network, it would probably be a big hit… provided the writing is worthy of the cast.

What does this mean for Drew though? Seems to be a lot of departures over at GH lately, and none of them are the ones who SHOULD be leaving (Frodd/Ava/Nina/Whiny Heiny)

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

I noticed!

Sarah Kennedy
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Sarah Kennedy

I read that Apple TV will have a streaming service. I also have the Apple TV app. I hope the show will be on that!

Satan
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Satan

Seems that the Apple TV app is turning up on other hardware such as Samsung TVs. NOT that I’m endorsing Samsung… Hell knows I’ll never buy another one. But for those who already own that hardware, at least the service will be available.

Soaphound
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Soaphound

Billy is my favorite small screen actor, so I’m happy for the chance for him to spread his wings. He was so good on SUITS. Of course I selfishly don’t want him to leave GH when he finally has a real person to play, not the writers’ idea of Jason II. It wasn’t pretty for me when he left Y&R, folks. Not pretty at all. Congrats to Billy the Great!

Christy Livingston
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Christy Livingston

So happy for Billy. His talent is completely wasted at GH. They are too stuck in the past with the same boring characters featured 85% of the time. They had an amazing love story with Drew & Sam & destroyed it for a dead pairing. Wish Billy all the best in his new venture.

Deb
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Deb

I so agree about the dead pairing of Sam with Steve Burton. There is no chemistry!!! Billy Miller was much better with Sam!!!!!!!!!

KMB
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KMB

Someone on another board said that GH stated that this will not affect his current role as Drew Cain on the show. I hope not, Billy Miller is one of the main reasons I watch GH. Congratulations Billy. 🙂

Soaphound
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Soaphound

Thanks, KMB, I needed that reassurance. I, too, have little reason to keep watching if Billy leaves.

Phil
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Phil

I hear ya here! No offense to anyone else, but Michelle Stafford and Maura West have become my only two reasons to watch GH anymore!

penny g
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penny g

Same here. GH has gotten so bad since they changed everything to suit the return of SB/Jason. A character that has shown zero growth. Totally boring. Why they had to ruin what Billy Miller did for the character is beyond me. And now they’re ruining Sam as well, just to support a cliched character from the past. My only real reason for watching daily is Billy Miller. I started recording the show again when he came on as Jason/Jake Doe. I love Michelle, and Valentin and I enjoy the new hires in Peter and Chase. But if Billy leaves, I… Read more »

Harry
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Harry

He’s an amazing, sparkling actor. I want him to stick around GH now that he’s free of the Jason persona and of Sam.

Soaphound
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Soaphound

Oh Harry, ain’t it the truth? You can almost SEE the relief on Billy’s face now that he has a person to play, rather than a murdering robot (I’m not exaggerating–did you see how easily Jason agreed to murdering Sam’s father just on Sonny’s say-so? Creepy!) His life is SO much better sans Sam.

Paula Folk
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Paula Folk

Who’s Sam’s father that Jason offered to kill?? I LOVE BILLY MILLER!! I comment everywhere I can that they r going to lose him if they don’t get him a juicy storyline!! He’s so talented and gorgeous, yet he has no love interest on GH!! WHAT A WASTE!!

grammy
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grammy

julian jerome is sam`s father

Celia
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Celia

Yes, yes, and yes, Harry. I still don’t see Burton’s reason for being on stage…..can he do anything else other than sit at Sonny’s right hand or give that glassy fixed stare each time his eyes espy Sam?
Aside: I think Margaux ‘knows’ Drew from days gone by!!

k/kay
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k/kay

I wish him much success I think the daytime soaps are on shakey ground so finding work elsewhere is s good thing. He will always be my favorite Billy

ethel mcilwain
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ethel mcilwain

i adore billy miller and i am so happy for him – i can’t wait until he gets a leading role in a prime time show………………..

Celia
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Celia

On ferry….surprisingly I finally was able to get connected….
Billy Miller is so beautiful…..those eyes!!!! OMG!!!!
Good for him. He’s the best! Can’t wait!!

Soaphound
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Soaphound

Celia, my Billy soulmate, what would we do without him? On Wednesday’s episode, when Sonny told Jason to be ready to “take Julian out” and Jason willingly agreed to murder Sam’s father, my stomach actually flipped. This is the man she ended her marriage to Drew over? To me, Drew should have custody of Scout if Sam gets back with Jason. She doesn’t spend anytime with the kids, anyway. Alexis is busy with Kiki. So is Molly the de facto guardian while Madame Mumbles continues to “find herself”?

Linda
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Linda

I dont have Apple so cannot watch. Wish it was on Hulu or Amazon. Mostly, I hope Billy doesn’t leave GH as he is one of the best actors.

BILLYE RIDER
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BILLYE RIDER

I WATCH GH ON HULU @ 7PM MON-FRI..LOVE THIS SOAP OPERA…

Sarah Kennedy
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Sarah Kennedy

The Apple streaming service will not start until this fall! 2019! I have the app but right now the new shows are not on it yet!

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Congrats to Billy on his new role! It seems he’s been actively looking for other work (saw him in a miniscule role on Ray Donovan) so this seems like he’ll have a much larger part. I do hope, however, that he’s not leaving GH. Seems like they’re FINALLY going to give him another relationship, I hope he’ll be interacting with the Qs more since he’s living there, looks like he and Jason may be getting to know each other and of course, we’ve yet to see where his out-with-the-old Jason memories/in-with-the-new Drew memories take him. Soap stars are jumping ship.… Read more »

Lisa
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Lisa

Glad he’s getting to do something other than GH.

Rodd
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Rodd

Glad he has other projects to challenge him. I think all stars should be allowed that opportunity. I just hope he stays put on GH.

Trish
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Trish

Billy Miller is my favorite on GH, so congratulations on your new role, it sounds awesome

deelo
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deelo

happy for him; being under utilized on GH – hope they beef up his storyline now, long overdue!

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Wonder how much longer before he tells them adious? As much as we love him here on GH, we are also being deprived of his talents on nighttime TV, etc.

k/kay
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k/kay

The man has too much energy he needs to say goodbye to Gh and move on while he is still young

Shay
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Shay

This is so true, k/kay……I really like Billy Miller and I was able to accept his take on Jason, far-fetched as it was conceived, but since Steve Burton’s return, the efforts to reinvent the “Andrew” character simply don’t work for me, probably because I cannot abide the lame background story which has been invented for him. I don’t care for his past with Kim or Oscar as his son, and now the writers are looking to pair him up with yet another unpalatable newbie. It all seems so contrived, pointless and directionless….probably because that’s precisely what it is!

Celia
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Celia

Hi, Shaybelle, I must disagree just a bit, here….While Drew’s past may not be so ‘ illuminating’, I think the ‘twins’ story does have some merit. Yes, I agree that, at first, I thought it was, indeed, a lame story, contrived for the benefit of the re-entroduction of Jason. I did look forward to seeing Burton in his original element, only because I had come to appreciate and respect the new persona ( other than robotic Jason, at the end of his tenure on Y&R….. ……nonetheless, it did not take me long to fall out of that enchantment…..a true FALLOUT!!… Read more »

Shay
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Shay

Thanks for your take on this subject, CeeCeeGirl! Yes, I agree that the “twins” story initially had great promise, and I was looking forward to seeing how it would unfold….Unfortunately, it would seem that the writers had no more idea about Drew’s past than do we the viewers and they are throwing whatever scenarios at the wall simply to see what sticks in order to invent one. First, they came up with the “instant family” angle with Kim and Oscar, which really failed for me. It was such an intriguing exercise to figure out that young man’s paternity and despite… Read more »

JKJ
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JKJ

Still missing Billie Miller on Y&R. He was the best.

Chris
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Chris

I did not miss him at all. I love Jason Thompson as Billy Abbott. He is fantastic in that role 🙂

Teri Lafar
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Teri Lafar

This is such great news for a wonderful actor, I hope it will open more opportunities for him in the future. Hated to see him leave Young and the Restless years ago, wish him the best.

Harry
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Harry

I am so happy for Miller. GH has been wasting his talent and he really deserves this break. He’s an amazing and unique actor. I doubt he will resign with GH–why would he?

Claire Mandala
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Claire Mandala

Because he has pride, he knew it was all about SB

Harry
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Harry

Miller’s contract is up this May and I doubt that Miller will re sign.

Deb
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Deb

I am so excited to hear Billy Miller is on this show!!!! I will be watching.

Starla
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Starla

Billy Miller is still missed at Y&R. Jason Thompson does a great job as Billy, but Billy Miller defines the role. I was moved to tears when Delia was killed. I don’t get all into soaps like some do, but Billy’s portrayal of a grieving father touched me in my soul. He has an amazing range as an actor. I’m surprised he hasn’t been chosen as the new James Bond! I’m serious though. He deserves great roles in great movies. I’m hoping he comes back to Y&R but I understand he has a couple of other shows coming out. He… Read more »

Chris
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Chris

Speak for yourself. I did not miss Miller at all 🙂 Jason Thompson is fantastic as Billy Abbott and finally, Billy look like a son of two dark-haired parents 🙂

Starla
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Starla

I didn’t say anything disparaging about Jason Thompson or his performance as Billy Abbot. I also didn’t purport to speak for anyone but myself. To say that many Y&R fans miss Billy Miller in the role is simply stating a fact. I did not in any way infer that you or anyone else should agree with me. I hope fervently that Billy Miller returns as Billy Abbot. While Jason’s portrayal is more than adequate, it will never reach the level of Billy Miller’s. He simply does not have the emotional depth that Billy Miller does nor his charisma. That is… Read more »

Audrey hogaboom
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Audrey hogaboom

I wish it was on regular channels I want to watch and I hope you will return to gh

grammy
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grammy

on to bigger and better things.you got this.love you mr.awesome

Claire
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Claire

I hated to see Billy leave. He was treated very poorly once SB came back.
Be honest, Billy is a much better actor than Steve.
Does anybody know what station Billy’s series is going to be on?

Claire Mandala
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Claire Mandala

Michael, I was in Burbank for the convention. You were very good talking to the Soap stars.
I did talk to Frank about Billy, he said it is his choice if he wants to leave. I feel he didn’t really have a choice.
I really was hoping he was there. Steve Burton was nice but there is no comparison between the both of them. Billy is the better man!

Sarah Kennedy
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Sarah Kennedy

As far as GH goes Billy has left the building!His last day being shown is Aug.23 2019

Pamela
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Pamela

I sure wish him well. He will be missed on GH.

ann knight
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ann knight

cant wait til it comes out love him on gh and going to miss him

audrey hogaboom
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audrey hogaboom

How can we watch I dont have apple tv! Wish you weren’t leave gh love him

Linda Ford
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Linda Ford

Cant wait, so talented~ he has been wasting his abilities on GH, as they don’t let him shine!

Linda Ford
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Linda Ford

Love Billy Miller, he has not had the ability to shine, hope he gets plenty of air time on the new show

Cheryl tracy
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Cheryl tracy

Will miss him on gh but glad he is doing something different he is talented and great actor

Sally Taylor
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Sally Taylor

Yeah he deserves a good tv role after all his years in the soaps ! Yeah for Billy

Lorraine O'Brien
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Lorraine O'Brien

how can I get apple tv

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