The trailer for “The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey,” the highly anticipated limited series executive produced by Oscar contender Samuel L. Jackson and starring him, was released today on Apple TV+.
“The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey” is based on the novel by bestselling author Walter Mosley, who also serves as executive producer and adapted the plot for the film. The six-part moving series about family, memory, and legacy will premiere globally on Apple TV+ on Friday, March 11 with the first two episodes, with one new episode released every Friday thereafter.
The Apple Original series also stars Cynthia Kaye McWilliams (“Coyote,” “Real Husbands of Hollywood”), Damon Gupton (“Black Lightning,” “Bates Motel”), Marsha Stephanie Blake (“I Am Your Woman,” “When They See Us”), Walton Goggins (“Justified,” “The Unicorn”), and Omar Miller (“The Unicorn,” “Ballers”), in addition to Jackson and Fishback.
“The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey” is executive produced by Diane Houslin, Mosley’s producing partner, Ramin Bahrani, Eli Selden, and David Levine for Anonymous Content, as well as LaTanya Richardson.
“The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey,” from Apple Studios, stars Jackson as Ptolemy Grey, an elderly man who is forgotten by his family, friends, and even himself. Ptolemy is assigned to the care of orphaned teen Robyn, played by BAFTA Award candidate Dominique Fishback (“Judas and the Black Messiah”) after he is suddenly abandoned without his trusty caretaker and on the verge of sliding even deeper into lonely dementia.
When they learn of a medication that can temporarily restore Ptolemy’s dementia-affected memories, it sets in motion a chain of events that leads to unsettling revelations regarding the past, present, and future.