Apple's announced the premiere date for 'Five Days at Memorial' a new limited series from Academy Award winner John Ridley and Emmy Award winner Carlton Cuse and also released a first-look at the new series.
"The limited eight-episode series “Five Days at Memorial,” will debut globally on Friday, August 12 with the first three episodes, followed by one new episode weekly every Friday through September 16. Based on actual events and adapted from the book by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Sheri Fink, “Five Days at Memorial” chronicles the impact of Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath on a local hospital. When the floodwaters rose, power failed and heat soared, exhausted caregivers at a New Orleans hospital were forced to make decisions that would follow them for years to come.
“Five Days at Memorial” is executive produced and written by Carlton Cuse (“Jack Ryan,” “Lost”) and John Ridley (“The Other History of the DC Universe,” “Let It Fall: Los Angeles 1982-1992”). The series is directed by Cuse, Ridley and Wendey Stanzler (“Clarice,” “Rebel”), and stars Vera Farmiga (“Up in the Air,” “The Conjuring”), Robert Pine (“CHiPs”), Cherry Jones (“Transparent”, “Succession”), Julie Ann Emery (“Better Call Saul,” “Preacher”), Cornelius Smith Jr. (“Scandal,” “Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker”), Adepero Oduye (“The Falcon and the Winter Soldier,” “Pariah”), Molly Hager (“Happyish,” “It’s Kind of a Funny Story”), Michael Gaston (“Blindspot,” “The Leftovers”) and W. Earl Brown (“Deadwood,” “Preacher”). “Five Days at Memorial” hails from ABC Signature, a part of Disney Television Studios."
'Five Days at Memorial' arrives on Apple TV+ on August 12th.
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